Low Testosterone (Hypogonadism)

Testosterone is important. The testicular hormone causes facial hair and a deeper voice in men. It helps spermatogenesis and sexual motivation. It increases strength, bone density, and muscular mass. Hypogonadism is low testosterone (or low testosterone). Problems in the testes, hypothalamus, or pituitary gland may cause low testosterone. Men who have both testes removed for testicular cancer won’t create enough testosterone.

What is Andropause?

Testosterone levels in men might naturally decrease with age. In analogy to the onset of menopause in women, this transition is sometimes called “andropause.” Whereas women see a sharp decline in estrogen levels, men’s testosterone decline is considerably more subtle. Low testosterone has been associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, HIV infection, AIDS, and long-term opiate use, and it often begins around age 30 in men.

What are the symptoms?

The following are typical signs of low testosterone:

  • Decreased desire for sexual activity and apathy toward sexual partners
  • Impotence issues (weaker erections or trouble getting an erection)
  • Weakened muscles.
  • Emotional instability or depression
  • Fatigue
  • Male breast enlargement
  • Anemia
  • Bone loss due to calcium deficiency

How do doctors make a diagnosis?

Blood tests identify low testosterone. Men’s testosterone peaks in the morning. Many clinicians prefer then-testing . Men with testosterone below 300 ng/dL are clinically low. Total, accessible, and bound testosterone are differentiated.

How low testosterone is treated – Testosterone therapy:

Testosterone replacement therapy boosts sexual drive and mood in many hypogonadism patients. Some persons with erectile dysfunction may benefit, while those with diabetes or heart problems may not. Some men may find it challenging to discuss their sexual dysfunction with their doctor. Men can buy non-prescription testosterone supplements online or in stores. Due to added ingredients, these things may disrupt a man’s medicine schedule


Despite the stigma attached to seeking medical help for sexual dysfunction, many men find that their recovery from medical treatment with testosterone is enhanced by seeking accurate information and constructive counsel from skilled doctor.

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