How Can Low Testosterone Affect Your Health?

If you’re a man with low testosterone—the hormone that helps your body produce and maintain adult male features—you may notice changes in your physical and emotional health.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA), low testosterone can have physical effects that include:

  • Lower sex drive
  • Impotence or erectile dysfunction
  • Lower sperm count
  • Reduced body mass
  • Lack of energy
  • Increased breast size
  • Hot flashes

Low testosterone can affect your mental health, too, causing:

  • Irritability
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Depression

If you think you might have low testosterone or have questions about how low testosterone could affect you, talk with your doctor.

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