It is normal to experience occasionally sadness, irritability, or difficulty sleeping, but depression is different. Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by chronic feelings of sadness and worthlessness. Depression generally manifests differently in men and women. Men are more likely to experience symptoms such as extreme fatigue, insomnia, irritability, and loss of interest in work, family, and hobbies. Men with depression are more likely to die by suicide than women. Depression is a serious condition that should not be ignored. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, talk to your doctor at Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson immediately.
Several different factors can contribute to depression. Depression is genetic, so men with a family history of depression are more likely to become depressed themselves. Stress and major life changes may also contribute to depression. Brain chemistry and hormones can also play a role. If you are depressed, one potential cause may be low testosterone. While scientists are not exactly sure why, it is common for men with low T to experience depression and other mood disorders more frequently than men with normal levels of testosterone. While the reason for the correlation is unknown, studies have shown that testosterone replacement therapy boosts mood in patients with low T levels.
At Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson, we offer testosterone replacement therapy as a treatment for men with low testosterone. If you are experiencing symptoms of low T levels such as depression, come in and we can run tests to assess whether or not testosterone replacement therapy would be right for you. Call us today to schedule your appointment.