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Men’s Health: Why Do You Need to Monitor Your Testosterone?

Why Do You Need to Monitor Your Testosterone? Web

When you hear the word “testosterone,” what do you think of? Body builders with huge muscles, drinking countless protein shakes? Is that all testosterone impacts? Your muscles? No, that’s not even close to all! 

What Testosterone Affect?

Testosterone doesn’t just affect one area of your body. For men, this hormone is actually responsible for impacting your bone mass, libido and sperm production, fat storage and distribution, production of red blood cells, and the famous one—your muscle mass. It is a man’s main hormone. While women’s bodies also make testosterone, it is at much lower levels and not as important to their total well-being as it is for men. 

What Symptoms Might Show a Testosterone Imbalance?

Men, particularly as you get older, it is even more important to monitor your testosterone levels. Unfortunately, if your testosterone levels go too low or too high, it can put you at a greater risk of dealing with major health issues. In addition, there is a strong link between diabetes and low testosterone

Imbalanced levels of testosterone in your body can result in some of these symptoms:

  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Impulsiveness 
  • Depression or anxiety 
  • Sleeping issues
  • Decreased libido
  • Erectile dysfunction 
  • Increased body fat 
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Body hair loss 

How Can You Monitor Your Testosterone? 

To check your testosterone levels, it is simply a matter of a quick blood test. This test is best done early in the morning when your levels are highest. Your testosterone levels will vary throughout the day, but they are typically at their highest in the morning. 

If you are experiencing these symptoms or just want reassure yourself that your testosterone levels are where they should be, come visit us at All Labs Today. No appointment necessary! And you won’t even have to wait weeks for results—we pride ourselves on our fast results, often even available on the same day!