During this article we are going to look at everything that has to do with low testosterone, including causes, symptoms, treatment options, and benefits and risks of treatment. So if you or anyone you know thinks you are suffering from low testosterone, this article will do great wonders for you.
Testosterone works to maintain fat distribution, bone density, sex drive, sperm production, red blood cell production, and muscle strength and mass in men.
The standard levels of testosterone range between 300 and 1000 nanograms per deciliter. However, millions of men around the world suffer from low testosterone, which is also known as “Low T”. In this case a man’s testosterone levels are below the normal range.
Low testosterone is caused by a disease known as hypogonadism, which prevents the normal production of testosterone due to problems with the pituitary gland or testicles.
There are several physical, sexual, and emotional symptoms that will serve as an indication of low testosterone, and these include the following:
Lower sex drive, poorer performance in bed, increased fatigue, decreased motivation, infertility, sleep disturbances, insomnia, increased body fat, reduced strength and muscle mass, decreased bone density, body hair loss, tender breasts, depression, memory loss, and difficulty concentrating.
Men suffering from low testosterone can undergo Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), which comes in the form of pellets, injections, patches, and gels. Each of the TRT options can return testosterone levels to the normal range by reversing hypogonadism, but each therapy option has its own drawbacks.
Undergoing testosterone therapy provides you with several benefits, the most obvious being an increase in your T levels.
Other associated benefits include reduced fat mass due to the buildup of muscle mass, prevention of osteoporosis due to increased bone density, reduced chance of diabetes due to improved blood sugar control, improved moods, higher energy levels, increased sexual response, and improved cardiovascular health.
As I had mentioned above, testosterone replacement therapy has a number of drawbacks associated with it. Below are a few risks you should be aware of before you undergo testosterone therapy.
As you can see, low testosterone is a serious and prevalent problem that all men should be aware of. Thankfully, if you are suffering from Low T there are treatments that you can take advantage of, and in my opinion the benefits of these treatments outweigh the risks they pose.