Testosterone deficiency: consequences and treatment options
Millions of men are deficient in that male hormone testosterone affected. If this deficiency remains untreated, there is a risk of serious health consequences. A urologist explains the Effects of Testosterone Deficiency.
dr Gregory Broderick is a urologist at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the USA. In a recent article by the institution, the expert explains how a Mangel an Testosteron on the men’s health can affect.
Testosterone levels decrease with age
like dr As Broderick explains, testosterone is an important male hormone responsible for traits like hair growth, muscle mass and a deeper voice. From one Around the age of 40, testosterone levels drop however, gradually.
Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency
“The main complaint I see as a urologist is a lack of interest in sexual function”stressed Dr. Broderick. But also fatigue, Changes in mental performance, lower stamina and very often mild depression go hand in hand with a falling testosterone level, according to the urologist.
In rare cases, there is a low testosterone level infertility in connection. “However, the presence of these symptoms or characteristics is not an automatic diagnosis”are Dr. Broderick to consider.
Confirm the diagnosis with a blood test
Because according to him, not all men are equally dependent on testosterone. “It is very important that the diagnosis is based on the symptoms but also on the serum level of testosterone in the blood”emphasizes the specialist.
How is Testosterone Deficiency Treated?
According to Dr. Broderick is the most common method for Treatment of low testosterone levels a cream applied to the upper arm. However, testosterone can also be administered in the form of injections or tablets.
Rapid improvement with treatment
“Each of these options is designed to bring testosterone levels back to normal levels”, reports the urologist. Already within 48 to 72 hours after ingestion, most patients face one improvement of condition firmly, knows Dr. Broderick from his practical experience.
He encourages men who have symptoms of low testosterone to talk to a specialist about the issues. In most cases, low testosterone levels are easily treatable. (vb)
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This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. He can not substitute a visit at the doctor.