Low Energy & Fatigue in Men

At Male Excel, we often hear about low testosterone and fatigue in men. Commonly, when a man reaches the age of 35-40, he may experience a sudden shift in how he feels. Typical symptoms include loss of concentration, reduced sex drive, and difficulty losing weight.
However, this doesn’t have to be the new norm. Treatments are available to address these challenges and help you regain vitality and well-being.

Common Symptoms of Fatigue in Men

One of the common causes of fatigue in men is low testosterone. When testosterone is low, some men experience fatigue, low energy, decreased motivation and reduced well-being. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) aims to restore optimal testosterone levels, often helping ease symptoms and increase energy levels.

Some other common symptoms of low energy or fatigue include:

Feeling drowsy during the day

Having a lack of motivation to engage in activities

Experiencing brain fog or difficulty concentrating

Loss of libido.

Symptoms of Low Testosterone

But it doesn’t have to be like this. Testosterone replacement therapy and lifestyle improvements can restore vitality. Take our free online hormone assessment to see if you have symptoms of low testosterone.

Does Testosterone (TRT) Increase Energy?

“Men most frequently claimed testosterone improved their energy (52.3%), libido (41.9%), and muscle (28.5%).” Straftis AA, Gray PB 2019 [1]

The many benefits of TRT can help you regain fading vigor.
  • Reduced visceral fat
  • Better sleep
  • Increased lean muscle
  • Improved cardiovascular function
  • Increased oxygen levels
All these benefits will undoubtedly increase your ‘get up and go.’ For many people, increasing energy levels is one of the first benefits they experience when they start TRT. Most men report reduced fatigue and increased motivation within weeks of starting their treatment.

Testosterone, thyroid hormones, cortisol, and estrogen all play a role in fighting fatigue. As we age, hormone levels diminish, leading to a loss of motivation and sexual desire. Lack of vigor can have far-reaching consequences on relationships at home, work, and even your long-term health. It can leave you feeling run down and lacking the focus you need to lead a fulfilling life.

But what do hormones do?

1. Hormones control your metabolism affecting how the food you eat converts into energy. If there is a hormone deficiency, energy levels could drop significantly, and fatigue may take over.

2. Hormones help you burn fat and build muscle. Carrying extra fat depletes energy levels and reduces testosterone levels significantly.

3. Hormones affect sleep and your motivation to get up and be active.

4. Hormones regulate your mood. Decreased hormone levels can cause sadness, depression, fatigue, and often a total loss of sexual desire.
The good news is that TRT can get you back on the right path to a healthy, energetic new you.

Thyroid Hormones are Critical for Metabolism and Energy

The thyroid produces one of the crucial hormones for combating fatigue (T3 and T4). This hormone plays a vital role in boosting metabolism and reducing fatigue. If your thyroid isn’t optimal, you’re resistant to thyroid hormones, or you have conversion issues, you may be overly tired.

Thyroid issues cause your metabolism to slow down, and you will struggle to obtain energy from your food. The thyroid also affects testosterone production, so by optimizing thyroid hormones, you are helping boost testosterone too.

Testosterone, the Key to Increased Motivation and Confidence

Testosterone reduces fatigue and increases strength, motivating you to succeed and achieve your goals. If your levels decline, motivation levels also fall, leading to a lack of desire to succeed in your health goals. Testosterone, especially dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the more powerful form of testosterone, gives men an extra feeling of ‘confidence and conviction.’

For your digestive system to extract energy from the food you eat, it breaks it down into molecules small enough to be absorbed into your bloodstream. These molecules then travel in your blood as sugars, arriving at cells in every corner of your body.

Once these sugars reach the cells, the chemical bonds break, releasing energy. Cells in the body need oxygen to ensure this process is effective. Just like every cell in your body needs energy, every cell in your body requires oxygen.

Testosterone increases red blood cell count via a process called erythropoiesis. This increase in red blood cell numbers improves your blood’s oxygen-carrying capacity from your lungs to cells in every part of your body.

When you start your treatment, this increase in red blood cells happens quickly, so people often experience an almost instant increase in energy and motivation.

Hormones and Fatigue in Men

Hormone imbalance or low hormone levels can lead to numerous symptoms that could demotivate you and drain your energy.
Poor sleep
Anger issues
Increased cortisol
Loss of strength
Increased visceral fat

Restore Hormones, Restore Energy

Not only does testosterone affect you physically, but it also impacts your mental well-being. Restoring optimal testosterone levels leads to reduced symptoms of depression and decreased stress levels. Studies show that TRT improves mood in both men [2] and women [3], leading to an improved state of mind and body. With TRT from Male Excel, patients often report decreased anger and more patience and reduced fatigue. And most importantly, they feel increased energy and motivation. Testosterone is one of the best hormones for energy.

[1] Straftis AA, Gray PB. Sex, Energy, Well-Being and Low Testosterone: An Exploratory Survey of U.S. Men’s Experiences on Prescription Testosterone. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16(18):3261. Published 2019 Sep 5. doi:10.3390/ijerph16183261

[2] Khera M. Patients with testosterone deficit syndrome and depression. Arch Esp Urol. 2013;66(7):729-736.

[3] Dichtel LE, Carpenter LL, Nyer M, et al. Low-Dose Testosterone Augmentation for Antidepressant-Resistant Major Depressive Disorder in Women: An 8-Week Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study. Am J Psychiatry. 2020;177(10):965-973. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.19080844

[4] Zitzmann, M. Testosterone, mood, behaviour and quality of life. Andrology. 2020; 8: 1598–1605. https://doi.org/10.1111/andr.12867