Testosterone level is clearly linked to men’s health. This is the first of a series of articles that debunk several myths floating around testosterone levels and the appropriate treatment methods and timing-
Causes of low testosterone levels-
1. Excessive weight gain, especially abdominal weight-
High fat content in the body causes rapid breakdown of testosterone ,thus leading to a deficiency. Abdominal fat is notorious for converting testosterone into estrogen more than the fat in any other part of the body.
2. Tumors in the pituitary gland-
Any tumors or growths that can begin in the master gland- the pituitary gland can create havoc in the hormonal balance of the body.
3. Diabetes-High blood sugar can harm the testicles which produce testosterone and thus cause levels to plunge.
Another point that deserves mention is pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome- symbiotically pointing fingers towards abdominal fat .
4. The reverse can also happen- low T levels can in fact worsen the diabetes , and a vicious cycle develops.
Low T level treatment is not just another cosmetic pharmacology to make middle aged men feel young, but a serious health issue that is widely brushed off as mid-life crisis.
So, before you buy a new cool convertible to look and feel better about yourself or make your life more interesting, get your T level checked to make sure it is not below 300ng.