Low testosterone? Is it you?

  • By Team TDO

The causes:

  1. Genetic abnormalities.
  2. Injury to the testes.
  3. Some medications.
  4. Infections.
  5. Even normal ageing process can decline hormone levels.
  6. Obesity, diabetes or hypertension may raise the risk of low testosterone levels.

Signs and symptoms:

  1. These depend on age of onset and the duration of hormonal deficiency.
  2. If the cause is congenital the genitalia are underdeveloped.
  3. Deficiency at puberty can lead to gynecomastia or enlargement of breast in male, absence of pubic and body hair, underdeveloped penis, testes and short underdeveloped muscles.
  4. Deficiency in adulthood may present with faded libido, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, depression, and muscle weakness.