Could Low Testosterone be a Danger to Your Health
Low Testosterone in Men
As males age their levels of testosterone decrease. This is commonly known as “low T”.
Naturally, a male’s testosterone levels starts to show signs of decreasing around the 40 age mark, but there is a population of males who experience symptoms of low testosterone as early as 30 years of age.
Testosterone is necessary for:
- Muscle mass production
- Male sexual developement
- Reproductive function
- Maintaining a healthy bone density
Lack of testosterone can have mental, physical and emotional effects on a man’s sex life. On the subject of sexual development and reproductive function, males with low testosterone typically have trouble getting and maintaining an erection. Even so, these erections may not only decrease in longevity, but also frequency. This can result in low libido, the desire to have sex, as well as increase the possibility of depression. On a partner relationship level, low testosterone can pose a high risk to longevity.
Besides the above side effects of low testosterone, males may experience other symptoms,
- Increased weight gain and body fat
- Lack of energy
- Lack of focus and concentration
The most concerning symptom of low testosterone is loss of bone density. This can cause serious and long-term effects to the body. With dangerously low levels of testosterone, osteoporosis can develop. Osteoporosis is a condition developed when bones become weak, brittle, and pose a high risk to injuries related to falls or blunt forces.
The best method of understanding your body’s hormones is through blood work. Specific male hormone panels can be requested by your provider to identify levels of testosterone.
The patient representatives at Global Life Rejuvenation will match you with the closest provider near you. A proper examination will be completed and blood work will be obtained and
reviewed to determine if Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for you. Call 866.793.9933 or request a call by completing the form below so that you can feel and look your best.