Gynecomastia and Other Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Posted: November 6, 2014
Do you have a high sex drive? Quick temper? Low body fat percentage? Then you must have massive amounts of testosterone pumping through your veins, right? Whether this is true or not, it is definitely the most common perception of the rather infamous male hormone.
Testosterone is imperative for proper functioning of the male body. But what happens when your testosterone level is not what it used to be?
There are quite a few problems that can arise when the body is not producing enough testosterone: muscle loss, lack of energy, and low libido are just a few. Another symptom, and probably the most difficult to face, is gynecomastia, or the enlarging of a man’s chest, commonly referred to as male breasts.
What causes gynecomastia? The breakdown is fairly simple. The male body functions on a balance of hormones. The most well-known and dominant is testosterone. However, the body also relies on a mix of other hormones, though typically in much lower levels. One of these is the predominantly female hormone estrogen.
Male bodies don’t require nearly as much estrogen, but they do depend on it to function. When testosterone levels drop or become significantly low, it is sometimes followed by estrogen levels that are, consequently, too high. Estrogen is one factor that causes breast tissue to grow. Even though this generally happens in women, it can also happen in men, especially when estrogen and testosterone levels are out of whack.
Though a less-common symptom, gynecomastia can happen to any man suffering from low testosterone. But you don’t have to live with it. If you do suffer from low T, it can be treated by the professionals at Low T Center. A quick visit is all takes to check your testosterone levels and get your treatment plan started.
Disclaimer: This article is made available for general, entertainment and educational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Low T Center. You should always seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.