Side Effects Of Low Testosterone Production
A reduction in a mans natural testosterone production is largely a function of the ageing process.
From its highs during puberty and through his 20’s, a mans testosterone production will gradually diminish by around 1% each year after he reached 30 and beyond. (source – The Mayo Clinic )
In the USA the American Diabetes Association (ADA) tells us that around 13 million men have low testosterone levels..
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What Does Low Testosterone Mean To Me??
Testosterone is present in both sexes, It is men however that it has the most noticeable effect, it is essential to maintain healthy:
- Sex Drive
- Sperm Production
- Fat Distribution
- Bone Density
- Muscle Mass/Strength
- Red Blood Cell Production
Because of its many functions, any reduction can cause significant changes that are both physical and emotional.
Reduced Sex Drive
The biggest and most noticeable effect of reducing testosterone levels is reduced sex drive and response…
As they get older, many man find that they are unable to become aroused, or have limited desire for sexual contact.
Some of the symptoms include
- Reduced Sexual Desire
- Weak or Infrequent Erections
- Reduced Semen Production
It has been shown however in studies carried out by the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio that Erectile dysfunction is not necessarily caused by reduced testosterone levels…
The ADA themselves go further and tells us that 70% of men with reduced testosterone levels also suffer with erectile dysfunction and further to this, 63% of men also have low sex drive.
Although not necessarily the only cause for erectile dysfunction, low testosterone levels are without doubt linked to reduced sex drive and poor sexual performance, something that experts do agree can be rectified with the correct supplementation…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR –
I am 58 years old, I currently live in London. I have one married daughter aged 33
I have always had a passion for fitness, In my younger days I was a keen swimmer and competed at county level both at home and abroad. I am also a keen squash and tennis player and have always been a keen gym goer.
I have a CPD accreditation in Sports Nutrition and am a published author with my articles featuring in some popular publications.
Over the past 12 years I have studied the effects of testosterone both in the younger man and as we get older, the effects of low or reduced testosterone and how increasing its production can really improve your health.
On a personal level, a number of years ago, I was diagnosed with Low-T myself, and my own in-depth research has helped me to redress my own health concerns.