Is Low Testosterone Dangerous To Your Health?
Low Testosterone ( AKA – Low T or Hypogonadism) can and almost certainly will affect many men over the age of 30—35 and onwards… at its peak in our teens and 20’s the average man’s natural testosterone production will reduce slowly but steadily at the rate of between 1-2% per year from the age of 30.
This gradual reduction means that most of us will in time experience (to varying degrees) the side effects of this ever reducing downturn which can include:
- Reduced Muscle Tone and Strength
- Increased Body Fat
- Poor Moods
- Lack Of Concentration
- Decreased Libido and/or Sexual Function
The Urology Care Foundation tell us that on average 39% of all men aged over 45 have low testosterone, by the time they reach their 70’s and beyond over half of all men will be experiencing problems of one form or another.
Why Do Testosterone Levels Drop In The First Place
For many men, it’s simply getting older that causes the problems, as natural testosterone production declines with age.. There are other causes however that could cause a downturn in testosterone production regardless of age….. some examples include:
- Injury to the testicles
- Chemotherapy and other similar treatments
- Disease to the pituitary gland
- Drugs Such as Steroid treatments
The Effects Of Low Testosterone
The first thing to hit most men is a downturn in their desire and possible ability to have sex…. low testosterone reduces the natural sex drive in many men, and they can also suffer from reduced erection capability, which can if left unchecked,have a detrimental effect on a personal relationship
Other effects include, increased body fat, poor moods, lack of concentration, problems with sleep, lost muscle tone and reduced strength.
Health Concerns Related To Low Testosterone
A study reported in The Journal Of Clinical Endocrinology And Metabolism (Read Study Here) – tells us that long term reductions in testosterone can be responsible for the onset of various life changing, some even life threatening health conditions that can include:
- Heart Disease
- Certain Cancers ( Prostate being a main concern)
If you think that you could be suffering with low testosterone, its important to seek treatment as soon as possible..
There are many different treatment methods available.. to decide which one could be the best options for you –