What You Need to Know About Low T and Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week takes place in June during the week before Father’s Day. This year, the dates are the 14th through the 20th. Hundreds of volunteering, educational, and preventative events occur globally this week and throughout the month. The goal is to encourage men of all ages to strive for a healthier life. A common condition men face is low testosterone, or Low T. Here’s what you need to know about it and why taking care of it can honor Men’s Health Week.

Low Testosterone Affects More than Sex Drive

Testosterone is a hormone the human body makes. While women make testosterone too, it plays a prominent role in male development, sexual function, bone health, and muscle mass. Testosterone production begins to decrease in the late 30s and continues as men age. In some men, the decrease is significant to the point of testosterone deficiency, which means it no longer makes what the body needs. Men with Low T may experience:

  • Low libido
  • Fatigue
  • Sexual function issues
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Reduction in muscle mass
  • Decreased bone density

Knowing what the symptoms are now, it’s easy to understand why men brush them off as age-related or may be embarrassed to talk with their doctor. The problem is that Low T shares common symptoms with other medical conditions that are resolved once treated. Medication interactions also cause similar symptoms that can resolve by changing to another. Having Low T doesn’t necessarily mean you will need treatment. However, your healthcare provider can rule out any undiagnosed condition or issue causing the deficiency. If treatment is recommended, hormone replacement therapies can help improve symptoms and reduce long-term health issues.

Take Care of Your Low T During Men’s Health Week

During Men’s Health Week, men are encouraged to take steps towards better health by:

  • Learning about common health issues men face and how to recognize their symptoms
  • Attending regular checkups with your doctor
  • Eating healthier
  • Exercising regularly

So by talking to your doctor about any Low T symptoms you may be experiencing represents what Men’s Health Week is all about. You can also help give back through educational volunteer opportunities or helping to advance options for male-dominated conditions like Low T through research. Research participants help improve the health of future generations of men while learning more about their condition and improving their health too.

Get involved today with enrolling Low T studies here at North Georgia Clinical Research. For more information, call us at (678) 494-5735 or visit our website.