One of the most typical symptoms of Low Testosterone that our patients mention when they come in for their qualifying consultation is a lack of sex drive or low libido. So in this article, we wanted to address some common questions we get about testosterone and its relation to libido.
What Is Testosterone & How Does It Affect The Body?
Testosterone is a sex hormone that is produced by the testes. Although testosterone levels are more prevalent in males, females also naturally produce the hormone through the ovaries. The production of the hormone is regulated by both the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. The hormone is a vital component for sexual development and libido, muscle growth, bone density, fat distribution, mood, and energy. When T levels are low in a person, they may then experience symptoms such as impaired libido.
What is libido?
“Libido” refers to a person’s sex drive or overall baseline interest in sex. It varies from person to person and also changes over a person’s lifespan. It should be noted that libido/sex drive does not refer to a person’s ability to have sex, just their motivation or desire.
How do I know if I have a “low sex drive”?
Again, sex drive varies from person to person! Not to mention there are a variety of factors that can affect it including age, stress levels, hormone levels, and even your current relationship status. What one person may consider a low sex drive may seem high for another person, and vice versa. The best way to know if you have a low sex drive is to judge for yourself. If you or your partner notice you seem less interested in sex than you normally are, be sure to mention it to your Titan health provider when you come in for your consultation.
Does Low T cause erectile dysfunction (ED)?
Low T levels alone do not cause erectile dysfunction, but it can be a contributing factor since low testosterone levels are linked to other conditions that are known to cause ED, such as obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
Talk to a Titan health provider today!
If you’re experiencing low sex drive and are concerned, take the time to speak with your primary care provider or contact the health professionals here at Titan T-Center & Weight Loss to learn more. While results vary between individual patients, by undergoing Testosterone Therapy under the medical supervision of a Titan professional, you can see improvements in your libido and other symptoms of low T.