understanding low testosterone in men
The effects of aging begin much earlier than most men realize. Testosterone levels start to drop at a slow and steady rate in a man’s late twenties and continue to decline well into his golden years. This decline becomes more evident in middle-age when some men experience what has become known as andropause, or “male menopause.” This condition of hormone imbalance in men is characterized by a number of distressing symptoms, such as fatigue, muscle loss, increased body fat, sleeplessness, night sweats, irritability, depression and various forms of sexual dysfunction, like low libido and erectile dysfunction.
Low testosterone affects more than a man’s quality of life, it can seriously diminish his health too. Men with Low-T, as the condition of low testosterone is commonly referred to, increases a man’s risk of osteoporosis, diabetes and diminishes his mortality rate as well. Research has shown that maintaining balanced testosterone levels throughout the lifespan improves quality of life and raises the life expectancy for men.