Testosterone and its 5 indications of low levels


Testosterone in men is responsible for a range of functions including the development of bone mass and muscles but most importantly the production of sperm and the control of libido.

As men age, the production of testosterone gradually decreases but most men misidentify it as natural process when testosterone drops drastically below 300 nanograms per deciliter. This is also because its symptoms are elusive in older people.

These changes bring about certain irregularities to the body characterized by less desire to have sex, lethargy and gain body fat etc.

Erectile dysfunction

Testosterone works as a stimulator for nitric oxide, a molecule responsible for erection of the penis. Low levels of testosterone keep the receptors in the brain to produce nitric oxide.

Less ejaculation

Low levels of testosterone cause low semen production which is responsible for the motility of the sperm. Consequently there is less amount of seminal fluid which contains nutrients for the sperm to survive.

Balding

Men undergo loss of hair as they age but low levels of testosterone causes rapid loss of body as well as facial hair.

Decrease of muscle

Men experience decrease in muscle mass especially in arms and chest which is why older folk have muscle fatigues.

Mental Stress

Testosterone is described as the fuel that drives moods in men. When it goes deficient, temperament in men fluctuates and often results in depression.

Article publié pour la première fois le 06/10/2012

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