Men W/ Low Testosterone Face Risks!

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Men With Low Testosterone Face Risks!

Men need testosterone for muscle strength, healthy bones, positive mood and energy. While high levels of testosterone are associated with bed-hopping sex drive, low levels are linked to metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, hot flushes, depression and, perhaps most alarming, increased risk of diabetes.

Testosterone deficiency syndrome is caused when the testicles, which produce testosterone, do not function normally, or when the body’s overall hormone production is out of balance.

A decrease in men’s testosterone level is a natural function of aging. For each year over age 30, the level of testosterone in men starts to slowly dip at a rate of around 1 percent annually. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), over 13 million men have low testosterone levels

A study of 800 men found that those with low levels had a 33 per cent increased risk of dying over an 18-year period than those with higher levels. Damage to the testes as a result of mumps or chemotherapy for cancer can also affect testosterone levels, as well as raising the overall risk of premature death.

Low testosterone is also a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, which can in turn, lead to lower testosterone.

Just like raised cholesterol can cause high blood pressure and high blood pressure can cause high cholesterol, you just treat both rather than ask which came first. If you are experiencing diminished interest in sex, ED or multiple symptoms together such as lack of desire to have sex and lack of energy you should talk to your doctor.

Testosterone helps maintain a number of important bodily functions in men, including:

  • sex drive
  • sperm production
  • muscle mass/strength
  • fat distribution
  • bone density
  • red blood cell production

Low testosterone is a common condition that often goes undiagnosed because its symptoms are similar to other conditions.

Don’t Assume

To determine what’s causing these symptoms for you, schedule an appointment with our physician. A blood test is the only sure way to determine your testosterone level. If you do have low testosterone it can be easily treated. There are several treatment options available such as gels, patches or injections that increase the amount of testosterone in your body. (email) Good Health To You!