Infertility Hypothyroidism is a common cause of infertility in women and incompetent sperm in men. The pattern of body parts affected by numbness often indicates which part of the nerve pathway is malfunctioning: But gus with low "T" feel completely depleted. When numbness began How quickly it began Whether the person also has other symptoms such as abnormal sensations, weakness or paralysis, loss of bowel or bladder control, retention of urine, vision problems, difficulty swallowing, or deterioration of mental function Whether any event, such as pressure on a limb, an injury, sleeping in an awkward position, or an infection, triggered the symptoms Knowing how quickly numbness and other symptoms began helps doctors determine the type of disorder. Circulation to the skin is decreased, as it is to the rest of the body, and also the production of mucopolysaccharides is increased dramatically in the skin. And in addition to helping resolve problems with sexuality, mood and appearance, testosterone therapy can help protect guys against several serious medical problems, including diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. But testosterone is what's needed to trigger this release, and if there's not enough of it, well, nothing much happens down below. The act of living and moving about carries with it the inevitable small cuts, scratches, bumps, bruises, etc. Pathway for sensation For a person to feel sensations normally, sensory receptors specialized ends of sensory nerve fibers in the skin must detect information in and around the body. They may not be completely numb, but a touch of the penis or scrotom fails to elicit that feeling of "electricity" needed to spark sexual encounters - and make sex so pleasurable. Disturbed Menstrual Flow Another common symptom of hypothyroidism is dysfunction of the female cycle. Many conditions can cause numbness in various ways. Even some cases of lupus involving the skin clear up with thyroid extract, and when they clear up, the disease does not progress to systemic involvement of the internal organs. You become aware of these minor wounds, because they sit there for several days longer than they should. Doctors may ask whether any family members have had similar symptoms or have a hereditary disorder that affects the nervous system. A person feeling just plain dog-tired despite adequate rest should be considered hypothyroid until proven otherwise. Delayed Healing The body is in a constant state of repair.