Some Causes of
Aging- The most common
cause of low testosterone is aging. Typically, testosterone
levels begin to drop around the age of 40. These levels will
continue to decrease about 1% every year.
Medications - Certain
hormones and pain medications can impede testosterone
Cancer Therapy -
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can damage the
interstitial cells in the testes that are responsible for
making testosterone. The levels may return to normal, but
sometimes the damage caused is permanent.
Injury - Injured
testicles may be unable to produce an adequate amount of
Obesity - Being
overweight can also be a cause of low testosterone. It is
natural for some of a man's testosterone to be converted to
estrogen. Estrogen is normally associated with women, but is
used in both sexes to maintain a healthy bone density. This
conversion occurs primarily in fat cells. A large amount
of fat cells enhances this process, decreasing the amount of
Anabolic Steroids -
Some athletes and body builders use anabolic steroids to
increase muscle size and strength. But in addition to being
illegal, steroids can shrink your testicles and impair
testosterone production at a later date, when steroids are
Infection - Mumps and
meningitis can cause damage to the testes in both children
and adults, decreasing testosterone production.
Inflammation - The
pituitary gland and hypothalamus impact testosterone
production. Diseases or conditions such as sarcoidosis,
histiocytosis, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS can cause
Head Trauma/Brain Tumors
- These can also impact the pituitary gland and
Low T Symptoms
- Guys with a testosterone deficiency may feel tired and
have a lack of energy and overall motivation.
Reduced Sex Drive -
Testosterone is what fires a man's libido. Low T equals
lower sex drive.
Sexual Dysfunction -
Testosterone triggers the release of nitric oxide, which is
needed for erections. Not enough testosterone means not
enough nitric oxide, which translates to weak or no
- A deficiency in testosterone can affect your mood, making
you feel down and irritable. Before being treated for
depression, a man's testosterone level should be checked.
Increased Body Fat -
Weight gain around the middle is another side effect, along
with gynecomastia, which is over-development of the male
Decreased Bone Strength
- Bone density and mass is also affected by testosterone
Loss of Body Hair -
Body hair is another male trait negatively impacted by
Hot Flashes/Sweats -
Similar to an estrogen decrease in women, a testosterone
decrease in a man can cause hot flashes and sweats.
These are just some of the
symptoms of Low T. But we offer an easy and effective
treatment that will let you fight the Low T Fade!