Testosterone is crucial for building muscle and fuelling your sex drive
Testosterone is crucial for building muscle and fuelling your sex drive, receptors for the hormone exist throughout your body, from your brain to your bones to your blood vessels. So if you’re low on T, the health consequences could extend far beyond the gym and the bedroom, Says University of Washington endocrinologist Bradley Anawalt, M.D., a spokesperson for the Endocrine Society.
The eight symptoms that follow aren’t proof of low testosterone on their own. You’ll need two blood tests showing low levels usually around 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL) or lower, depending on the lab before your doctor makes an official low testosterone diagnosis, Dr. Anawalt says.
The good news is, if low T is indeed to blame, many of the health side effects of low testosterone can be reversed, or at least improved, with changes to your diet, lifestyle and by using natural T-boosters such as Tongkat Ali extract or, ideally a combination of all three.