Testosterone deficiency: consequences and treatment options
Millions of men lack this male hormone testosterone affected. If this deficiency is not treated, there is a risk of serious health consequences. A urologist explains Effects of testosterone deficiency.
doctor Gregory Broderick is a urologist at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the USA. In a recent article from the institution, the expert explains how a lack of testosterone on the men’s health can affect.
Testosterone levels decline with age
As Doctor Broderick explains, testosterone is an important male hormone responsible for traits like hair growth, muscle mass, and a deeper voice. of a Around age 40, testosterone levels drop however gradually.
Symptoms of a testosterone deficiency
“The main complaint I see as a urologist is a lack of interest in sexual function”stress Dr Broderick. But also fatigue, Changes in mental performance, less stamina and very often a slight depression go hand in hand with a drop in testosterone levels, according to the urologist.
In rare cases, there is a low level of testosterone infertility in connection. “However, the presence of these symptoms or features is not an automatic diagnosis”are Dr Broderick to consider.
Confirm the diagnosis with a blood test
Because according to him, all men are not 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 in 48 to 72 hours after ingestion, most patients face a condition improvement firmly, Dr. Broderick knows from his practical experience.
He encourages men who are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone to speak to a specialist about these issues. In most cases, low testosterone levels are easily treatable. (vb)
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Graduate editor (FH) Volker Blasek
This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot substitute a visit to the doctor.
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