Low levels of testosterone in men at any stage of life can have a number of impacts on men’s health.
Low testosterone level can cause a decrease in the muscles mass leaving the man thin and lean. It may also cause a loss of body hairs. In addition, low testosterone may also cause a decrease in the size of the testis and an enlargement of the breast.
Testosterone is responsible for an enhancement of the bone strength in males seen around puberty. Thus any decrease in its level below optimum level will make the bones thin, weak, fragile and more likely to fracture.
Low Testosterone and Sexual Health
Testosterone is important for a man to have an adequate erection as well as the desire of a male to indulge in sexual activity. Thus, any decrease in its level below optimum level will interfere with the ability of a male to have sex.
Low Testosterone and Mental Health
A decrease in testosterone may impact the mental health of a person as well. It causes irritability, a decrease in the ability of a person to focus or concentrate. In certain studies, a decreased testosterone level has been linked to depression.
Low Testosterone and Reproductive Health
Testosterone is a key hormone responsible for the production of sperm in males. Any decrease in its level will decrease the ability of a man to produce enough sperms, thus interfering with his ability to reproduce.
Testosterone Levels During Life
Testosterone is a hormone responsible for all the distinguishing characteristics attributed to a male body and a men’s health. It is responsible for the sex differentiation of the fetus, development of the accessory sex organs and external Genitalia as well as the descent of the testes. During adult life, it brings about an increase in the size of sex organs as well as functional maturation of these organs. It is testosterone that causes the appearance of male pattern hair and voice, an enhancement of the bone and muscle mass seen after puberty. In addition, it also influences the desire of a man to have sex as well as emotions, mood and thinking process of an individual and the men’s health on the whole.
Testosterone production starts in the womb of a mother. In childhood, the testosterone production stops and practically no testosterone is produced for up to twelve years of age. Afterward, testosterone production starts again around puberty and last through most of the middle age. It starts to decline after 40 and it is usually by the age of 80 that your testosterone production reduces significantly.
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