Men's Health

Testosterone deficiency linked to depression and lack of motivation

By November 4, 2011 October 30th, 2014 No Comments

We are all familiar with changes that occur in women as they enter and progress through menopause. We are just recently becoming familiar with changes that occur in men, beginning as early as age 25, that also affect their lives in a number of dramatic ways. The most common complaints of men in this age bracket include diminished muscle mass, decreased libido, depression of mood, central or abdominal obesity, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, and prostate disease. Research now demonstrates the common link between all of these symptoms can be caused by a deficiency in the activity or levels of testosterone.

Testosterone is known to enhance motivation and mood, along with sexual functioning. Testosterone is an anabolic hormone, meaning it builds and sustains muscle. What is not as well known is that testosterone is the main contributor to overall metabolism and general mood. Replacement of testosterone in men frequently enhances feelings of well-being and motivation. These symptoms are often seen as normal consequences of aging with no options, but to suffer through it.

Simple blood tests can quickly identify low testosterone levels. Testosterone is quickly elevated with creams, injections, and even pellets with results appearing in just a few days. It is important to work with a doctor who knows when and how to prescribe for optimal testosterone levels.Testosterone stands as one of the most potent health contributors for longevity in men.