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.
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.
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.
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.
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