Low Testosterone and Dizziness: Is There a Correlation?

I might be exaggerating a bit here but feeling dizzy is one of the most unpleasant feelings someone can experience. The lightheadedness followed by the loss of balance and the feeling of weakness is irksome, to put it lightly. 

Commonly this happens when you’re low on blood sugar or have low blood pressure. But, even if all of that is clear, you can still get dizzy due to your dwindling testosterone levels. 

Is there actually a link between low T and dizziness? Let’s find out.

Key things you need to know

  • Low testosterone can lead to the feeling of dizziness and lightheadedness;
  • This happens because low testosterone levels can cause anemia and fatigue;
  • You can eliminate this dizziness by restoring your T levels back to normal.

Does low testosterone cause Dizziness?

To give you a short answer, yes it does. One of the most notable pieces of evidence I found for this is from a 2019 study. It’s about the connection between symptoms of concussion — including dizziness — and testosterone levels in American football players. 

After evaluating the reports from 3409 athletes, the study concluded that there is a direct correlation between concussion symptoms and testosterone levels. In other words, most players reporting higher concussive symptoms also reported low testosterone levels or erectile dysfunction. This shows that men with low T or other similar issues are more likely to get dizzy. 

However, this brings up the question, why does testosterone — a sex hormone — have anything to do with how dizzy you feel? So, I dug a bit deeper into the reason behind this correlation and it all made sense. Here’s how!

The reasons behind this symptom

I discovered two primary ways testosterone levels impact dizziness. These are:


Testosterone levels have a direct impact on the amount of red blood cells being produced. Under normal circumstances, this link is not a cause for concern. 

But, if your T levels start going down — due to aging or any other reason — the number of red blood cells in your system will follow suit. I also found a 2017 study that confirmed this correlation in older men.

Now, the issue here is that red blood cells are needed to carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. If there aren’t enough red blood cells circulating oxygen, you’ll experience anemia. More specifically, you’ll experience “iron deficiency anemia” caused by a lack of red blood cells. The primary symptoms of this type of anemia are dizziness and lightheadedness. 

So, in a slightly roundabout way, low testosterone levels resulted in a recurring feeling of dizziness. What’s even worse is that if you’re not aware of this connection, you’ll assume that you’re just tired. But this dizziness won’t go away no matter how much you rest or regulate your blood sugar.


Speaking of being tired, fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of low testosterone in men. From what I’ve seen, fatigue makes you feel exhausted at all times, like you don’t have the energy to do anything. 

The effects of this fatigue can also reach a step further and actually make you lightheaded and dizzy. Unfortunately, since you’re tired because of low T, resting more won’t improve the situation by much. 

The only practical way to overcome this fatigue — and consequently the dizziness — is to get your T levels back to normal. Here’s how you can do that.

How to combat this dizziness 

In my experience, these are some of the most effective methods for raising your testosterone levels.

Improved lifestyle

You’d be surprised by how big of an impact your lifestyle has on your testosterone levels. Some improvements I recommend include:

  • Eating a healthier diet with plenty of leafy greens and other vitamin/mineral-rich food items;
  • Working out on a regular basis, no matter if it's just cardio or full resistance training;
  • Getting at least 8-10 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night.

Testosterone boosters

If you’re looking for a faster and more effective way of restoring your T levels, I’d suggest looking into testosterone boosters. These supplements include natural ingredients that enhance the natural testosterone-producing capabilities of your body.

Medical Consultation

In some cases, low testosterone levels could be due to underlying health issues. If you've tried these methods and still experience symptoms, it's crucial to seek medical advice. Your doctor may recommend hormone replacement therapy or other treatments depending on your specific situation.


Battling dizziness caused by low testosterone levels can indeed be a complex process, but it's entirely possible with the right steps. Remember, it's not just about increasing testosterone levels, but also about maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle overall. Lastly, it's essential to remember that each person is unique, and what works best may differ from one individual to another. Always listen to your body and seek professional advice when necessary.

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Sam is a passionate health and fitness enthusiast who has been interested in supplements, fitness, and wellness for over 10 years. He is the founder of Great Green Wall - the health and wellness brand and has completed multiple fitness certificates, including personal training and nutrition certifications. Sam has been working as a personal trainer for the past three years and is dedicated to helping his clients achieve their fitness goals and lead healthier lifestyles. He believes that a healthy lifestyle is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life and is committed to sharing his knowledge and passion with others.

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