Low T may sound like the name of latest Hip Hop superstar but for men who suffer from Low T, or low testosterone, the condition is no laughing matter. Testosterone is a hormone that is mainly produced in the testicles although low levels of testosterone can also be found in women. Though society generally equates testosterone with machismo and sex drive, this hormone is responsible for much more. In addition to helping men maintain their sex drive and sperm production, testosterone also regulates red blood cell production, bone density, and muscle mass. Testosterone production is at its prime during the teen years and in early adulthood then gradually decreases as men begin to age. Though this decrease is normal, the effects that Low T can have both mentally and physically can be confusing and at times, quite frustrating.
Common symptoms of low testosterone include difficulty sleeping, decreased sexual libido, hair loss, increased body fat, difficulty concentrating, and in some cases, depression. Many of these symptoms can be linked to other medical conditions such as clinical depression, alcohol use, and thyroid disorders however the most common reason that low testosterone occurs is the natural aging process.
If you think that you may be suffering from low testosterone, you are not alone. It is estimated that as many as 13 million Americans have low testosterone. The good news is that if your doctor has informed you that your testosterone is low, there are several hormone therapy treatments available to help you restore your testosterone levels. It should be noted that some of these hormone therapy treatments may have negative side effects such as breast tenderness, increased urination, and weight gain.
In addition to hormone therapy treatments, there are also natural ways that you can help increase your testosterone such as making changes in your diet, decreasing stress level, and exercising. See your doctor to discuss your options and to help you decide which treatment, if any, is best for you.
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