One of the most common symptoms of low testosterone in men is the inability to concentrate, or “brain fog” as it’s often called. It’s also one of the first symptoms to improve with proper testosterone replacement therapy.
Isn’t testosterone just for your little buddy “down south”?
Yes, testosterone is a natural hormone produced in your testicular region, but your hormone balance that centers on testosterone affects many other parts of your body. Testosterone receptors in your muscles and brain are starving for free testosterone. When your receptors are getting the right amount of testosterone, it can often result in loss of muscle mass, lack of strength, fatigue, and change in demeanor.
When “brain fog” leads to clinical depression
The National Center for Biotechnology Information completed a recent study of the chemical correlation between low testosterone and clinical depression. The study revealed that a decrease in free testosterone production could directly result in clinical depression in men. Our Low T St. Louis team sees this effect in two crucial areas:
- Our patients – Thankfully many patients no longer need to take depression medication after restoring their hormones to normal, healthy levels.
- Partners of our clients – We love hearing stories from our patients’ partners about how their men aren’t “moody” or “grumpy” anymore, a sad reality for many men who suffer from low testosterone. Once their testosterone is properly balanced, many men enjoy a more positive, upbeat outlook on life, mental clarity instead of brain fog, and plenty of energy to tackle whatever the day may bring.
Is my “brain fog” or clinical depression because of low testosterone?
Getting tested is the first step to finding out if low testosterone is causing your brain fog or depression. The key is looking for your hormone balance levels, not just low testosterone. Your body needs to produce the right amount of free testosterone to give your body the balance it needs.
Our Low T St. Louis physicians use a simple blood test to determine your total testosterone levels, how much free testosterone is available in your body, and how much estradiol (E2, or estrogen in men) might be in your blood.
We’ve created a FREE eBook for you to download here to use a conversation starter with your doctor. It can help you identify and discuss possible symptoms of low testosterone and how to best treat any possible deficiencies. With this eBook you can have all the answers you need to safely treat and restore your testosterone to live the life you want.