Do You Know the Signals of Waning Testosterone?
Posted: July 23, 2015
Remember that scrawny kid in grade school who always wanted to join the football or basketball games but rarely got picked to be on a team or, worse, got made fun of? What we didn’t know back then was a) how to not be insensitive jerks and b) that being small was not his fault. His body just hadn’t started maturing as early and in the same ways as most of the rest of us.
The medical term for that is hypogonadism. In boys, it basically refers to a delay in the onset of puberty, and it’s easily recognizable due to a lack of muscle development, lack of body hair growth, the voice not deepening, and no development in the male sex organs. Many say puberty is the great equalizer, and once everyone has gone through it, the drastic differences in size and strength tend to even out. If the scrawny kid can hang in there, many times he has the last laugh in the end.
Interestingly, hypogonadism is an issue for adult men as well. Testosterone, the hormone that fuels our growth and changes during puberty, will level off and then decline once we hit our 30s, and somewhere along the line we will experience some of the side effects: lack of lean muscle, thinning hair, and poor erectile function and sex drive. In addition, a lack of energy, increases in body fat, poor sleep patterns, and irritability or moodiness often affect men as the production of testosterone decreases.
For years men were forced to attribute these side effects to the normal process of “aging.” Now we know how testosterone levels can affect men’s health, and treatment is available at Low T Center. A simple blood test is all it takes to determine if you suffer from low T, and we tailor the treatment plan to you. Make an appointment online, or find your nearest Low T Center today.
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