Low Testosterone: Possible Causes of Low T

A recent survey shows that one in four men over the age of 30 suffer from Low T. It also showed that one in twenty experience clinical symptoms because of the low testosterone.  Symptoms of Low T can be caused by a wide array of medical conditions or even by the use of certain drugs. Men begin losing testosterone at a rate of 3% to 10% per year beginning at age 30. Current medical research now defines a male equivalent to menopause as andropause. This is worrisome and the number is most likely to rise over the coming years. The best thing that you can do is be aware of the symptoms and seek help from your physician.

A variety of medical conditions can cause significantly lower-than-normal testosterone levels in boys and men. These conditions include:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Chronic liver or kidney disease
  • Chronic obstructive lung disease
  • Genetic causes
  • Heart failure
  • Infections (such as mumps)
  • Injury to the testicles
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Obesity
  • Prolactinoma (prolactin-secreting tumor) in the pituitary gland
  • Testicular cancer or treatment for testicular cancer
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity

Some drugs are also associated with low testosterone levels, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer
  • Corticosteroids (sometimes called glucocorticoids)
  • Opioids
  • Previously taking exogenous testosterone or pro-hormones and not using a proper PCT

Sometimes the cause of low testosterone in a man is unknown, and many men can have several different causes at the same time. It is important to have an open dialog with your doctor about your Low T symptoms and if you’ve experienced any of the above conditions. Treating Low T is important and finding the underlying causes is also very important. All that’s needed for you to find out if you have Low T is a simple blood test. You can have the results within a few days. So, if you’re experiencing any symptoms of Low T, it is highly encouraged to get your blood work done and find out if treatment is needed. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a very viable option that could improve your life significantly. 

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By | 2018-07-04T15:03:52+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Articles, Mental Health, TRT|

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