The Most Common Low Testosterone Effects on Health

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Furthermore, some experts think that changes of this hormone may also cause problems associated with concentration. Overall, more research is required to confirm the links of these issues.

The decision of the treatment

As mentioned before, the decreased levels of testosterone as the age is normal! Therefore, experts recommend that the treatment for naturally declining testosterone level should be only optional.

But when it occurs due to certain health conditions (particularly in patients of younger men), the medical intervention can be recommended – consult more with a doctor or your GP for in-depth information!

The following are some factors and health conditions that can increase your risk of having abnormal declining levels of this hormone:

  1. Overweight /obesity.
  2. Diabetes (type-2 diabetes).
  3. Certain infections, such as HIV/AIDS.
  4. Hormonal disorders.
  5. Kidneys disease or chronic liver.
  6. Health problems associated with the male testicles (such as cancer of testicles & its treatment). Injury that occurs in the testicles also sometimes affects the production of testosterone.

Testosterone replacement side effects (cons and pros)

It is one of common treatment choices. While it may help enough to ease and treat the symptoms or problems associated with low testosterone, but there are also some side effects of the treatment which may include:

  1. It may increase the risk of developing sleep apnea (a kind of sleep disorder – people with sleep apnea can breathe in repeatedly stops & starts during sleep).
  2. The risk of having certain skin reactions (such as acne).
  3. It may also increase your risk of having enlarged breasts.
  4. Polycythemia (the production of excessive red blood cells which then put you at higher risk of having health problems associated with the heart).

Additionally, there is also a theory that the treatment may boost the growths of abnormal cells in the prostate which then can increase the risk of developing cancer prostate – though this issue is not confirmed yet. However, If you in doubt whether this treatment is right for you, consult more with a specialist or doctor for more advice about the side effects and benefits!

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