Testosterone is an essential hormone that’s found in both men and women, although men have a much higher level of testosterone compared to women.
It helps them maintain important bodily functions such as their sex drive, sperm production, and muscle mass.
Low testosterone levels—or Hypogonadism—affect one in four men over the age of 30 in the United States. Over 4 million men in the country suffer from insufficient testosterone that can affect their bodies and testosterone-dependent functions.
The normal range of testosterone in a healthy adult male is between 300 to 1200 nanograms per deciliter. Anything below 300 is considered less than ideal, and can lead to chronic medical conditions and various side effects.
The primary function of testosterone is to maintain a healthy sex drive and libido in men. The most common side effect of low testosterone is a decrease in libido and reduced sexual performance.
Low testosterone can cause several physical changes that can decrease quality of life and result in various health issues. A decrease in healthy testosterone levels can cause:
- Increase in body fat
- Loss of muscle mass and strength
- Weak and fragile bones
- Increased hair loss
- Tenderness and swelling in the breast area
- Increased exhaustion and fatigue
- Poor metabolism and increased cholesterol levels
- Hot flashes
Low testosterone levels result in declining energy levels in men, which can lead to several sleep disturbances. Sleep apnea and insomnia are common complaints among men suffering from reduced testosterone levels.
Sleep apnea can be dangerous, as it causes breathing to stop repeatedly while sleeping. This disrupts sleeping patterns and can even lead to serious problems such as strokes.
Having low testosterone levels can also affect one’s emotional state. Common complaints include depression, sadness, memory issues, trouble concentrating, irritability, mood swings, and decreased self-confidence.
Testosterone directly affects emotional regulation in the body, and a decline in testosterone can disrupt the emotional state of a person.
Seek Treatment For Low Testosterone In New York:
There are several treatments available to increase testosterone levels and eliminate its side effects.
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