About Low T and The Benefits of Testosterone Boosters and Supplementshttps://www.a-drol.com/benefits-of-testosterone-boosters/ What is low testosterone ? Low testosterone (male hypogonadism) is a condition in which the testes (testicles, the male reproductive glands) do not produce enough testosterone (a male sex hormone). In men, testosterone helps maintain and develop: Sexual features Muscle mass (anabolic) Fat loss (metabolic) Adequate levels of red blood cells Bone density Sense of well-being Sexual and reproductive function What causes low testosterone? As a man ages, the amount of testosterone in his body gradually drops. This natural decline starts after age 30 and continues (about 1% per year) throughout his life. There are many other potential causes of low testosterone, including the following: Injury (trauma, interrupted blood supply to the testes) or infection of the testes (orchitis) Chemotherapy for cancer Metabolic disorders such as hemochromatosis (too much iron in the body) Dysfunction or tumors of the pituitary gland Medications, including opioids, hormones used to treat prostate cancer, and steroids (such as prednisone) Acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) illness Alcohol abuse Cirrhosis of the liver Chronic renal (kidney) failure HIV/AIDS Inflammatory conditions such as sarcoidosis (a condition that causes inflammation of the lungs and other organs) Kallman syndrome (abnormal development of the hypothalamus, a gland in the brain that controls many hormones) Klinefelter syndrome (a genetic condition in which a male is born with an extra copy of the X chromosome). Also called XXY syndrome High levels of the milk-producing hormone prolactin Obesity or extreme weight loss Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus Congenital defect (present at birth) Obstructive sleep apnea Aging Estrogen excess (usually from an external or environmental source) Previous anabolic androgenic steroid abuse Severe primary hypothyroidism Pubertal delay Trauma (head injury) What are the symptoms of low testosterone? Symptoms of low testosterone depend on the age of person, and include the following: Low sex drive Erectile dysfunction Decreased sense of well-being Depressed mood Difficulties with concentration and memory Fatigue Moodiness and irritability Loss of muscular strength Other changes that occur with low testosterone include: A decrease in hemoglobin and mild anemia A decrease in body hair Thinning of the bones (osteoporosis) Increased body fat Breast development (gynecomastia) Infertility
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