Low testosterone and depression. That's what I'm going to talk about in this video.
Testosterone deficiency is a common cause of depression in men and may go unnoticed. As a psychiatrist, what I see is the depressed man who does not improve enough with antidepressants or the one who is not particularly sad, but who is angry, irritable or anxious, or negative.
Here are some of the other signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency.
Signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency
Decrease in assertiveness / increase in submission
Decreased tolerance to stress.
Depression or decreased mood.
Loss of body and pubic hair (hair on the scalp is preserved)
Decreased beard growth.
Thinning and drying of the skin (decrease in sebum production).
Decreased bone mineralization.
Obesity or increased body fat (men)
Reduction of muscle volume and strength.
Reduced general vigor and resistance.
Decreased semen volume
Decreased sexuality (decreased libido, excitement, responsiveness)
There are some things that have been linked to having low testosterone levels. They do not necessarily cause it, but there is a link. These things are:
Diabetes treated and obesity.
Have chronic headaches,
Be over 60 years old
Have asthma that has been treated.
and sleeping less than 5 h / night.
There are some medications that can cause low testosterone levels.
Agents to lower cholesterol as Lipitor
Saw palmetto, which is an over-the-counter treatment for enlarged prostate.
And a zinc deficiency.
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