Testosterone: Important for Energy and Health in Men

It is time again for “Ask the Doctor.” I particularly enjoy this monthly feature because it gives me an opportunity to answer your questions and help you on your path to health and wellness.

If you have a question or health concern that you would like me to address, please visit the Hotze Health & Wellness Facebook page and send me a private message. Mention Katy Christian Magazine in the subject line.

Testosterone: Important for Energy and Health in Men

Dear Dr. Hotze, I’m 45 years old and don’t have the energy or drive that I used to when I was younger. I can barely make it through the day and all I want to do is lay on the couch when I get home. I just don’t feel as good as I used to. Could testosterone help me, or is it just for sex drive and strong muscles?  – Mark T.

Thank you for your question, Mark. Contrary to what most people believe, testosterone is needed for much more than just libido and muscle strength. As men get older, their testosterone levels naturally decline. This affects many aspects of your health and how you feel.

First, testosterone is primarily produced by the testes, and also from the adrenal glands. It is the principle male hormone and is responsible for the development of the male sex characteristics.

Testosterone is needed for motivation, initiative, and drive. Testosterone is protective for heart health. Optimal testosterone levels positively affect muscle tone, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, the immune system, weight, moods, bone health, skin, libido, sperm production, sleep, as well as brain health.

Symptoms of a Testosterone Deficiency:

  • Low libido
  • Lack of initiative, assertiveness and drive
  • Fatigue
  • Decline in sense of well-being and self-confidence
  • Depressed, irritable moods
  • Increased body fat around the waist
  • Decline in sexual ability
  • Indecisiveness
  • Decreased mental sharpness
  • Lessened stamina and endurance
  • Loss of muscle mass, strength, and tone
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gynecomastia (enlarged breasts)

Are you still wondering if you have symptoms of low testosterone or other hormone imbalances? (Yes, men, you have more hormones than just testosterone that can affect your health!) Click here to take my Symptom Checker Quiz on my website.

PODCAST: How Testosterone and Thyroid Affects Men’s Health

I highly encourage you to watch my podcast on how testosterone and thyroid hormones affect your health. You don’t want to miss this!

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One of my newer guests (I call my patients “guests”), Matt, discusses his journey with me from dragging to thriving. After treatment at the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Matt is sleeping better, he wakes up energized, and maintains his energy level all day long without any “midday slump.” Click here to learn more about Matt’s testimony and how natural solutions changed his life for the better.


In The Testosterone Report you will learn why testosterone is the key contributor to a man’s health and sense of well-being. You will discover the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in men, what causes a testosterone deficiency and why you’re not getting the help you need. As a bonus, you will read about someone who’s been in your shoes, what he did about it, and how amazing he feels today! Click here to get your free Testosterone Report.

Help for a Testosterone Deficiency

If you are experiencing any negative symptoms of low testosterone, then my medical team can help you. Please don’t lose hope. Contact my Wellness Consultants today at 281-698-8698 for a complimentary wellness consultation. It will be our privilege to serve you.

Keep Your Questions Coming

I hope these suggestions are helpful to you and to others who are dealing with these common problems. Keep your questions coming! Send me a private message on Hotze Health & Wellness Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HotzeHWC/. Don’t forget to mention Katy Christian Magazine in the subject line. And remember, there’s no such thing as a dumb question.

To learn more about the Hotze Health & Wellness Center and schedule a Free Wellness Consultation, call us at 281-698-8698 or visit hotzehwc.com

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Dr. Steven Hotze

Dr. Hotze is the Founder and CEO of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Vitamins and Physicians Preference Pharmacy International. Dr. Hotze received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hotze believes that everyone deserves a doctor and a team of professionals who can coach them onto a path of health and wellness, naturally, so that they can enjoy a better quality of life without the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Dr. Hotze is the best-selling author of Hormones, Health, and Happiness, Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness and Do A 180. Suzanne Somers dedicated an entire chapter to Dr. Hotze in her New York Times best seller, Breakthrough. “This Texan doctor is going to steal your heart,” writes Somers. “He has so much energy he can’t wait to get to his office each day.” Dr. Hotze has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows across the nation, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates, CBS’ The Morning Show and The Biography Channel. He has also appeared on the morning program, Great Day Houston with Deborah Duncan. Dr. Hotze hosted “Health & Wellness Solutions” radio show on KSEV 700 AM and “Dr. Hotze’s Wellness Revolution” radio show on KPRC AM 950 and iHeart radio. He currently hosts the Dr. Hotze’s Wellness Revolution podcast. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Janie, for 52 years. They have 8 children and 23 grandchildren.