Low testosterone? Is it you?
- By Team TDO
- Genetic abnormalities.
- Injury to the testes.
- Some medications.
- Even normal ageing process can decline hormone levels.
- Obesity, diabetes or hypertension may raise the risk of low testosterone levels.
Signs and symptoms:
- These depend on age of onset and the duration of hormonal deficiency.
- If the cause is congenital the genitalia are underdeveloped.
- 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.
- Deficiency in adulthood may present with faded libido, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, depression, and muscle weakness.