In a small gathering that I was asked to speak about testosterone a week ago, I realized that men, in general, do not quite understand its nature. They know however that it is the essence of their manliness but how is quite lost on them.

So, after asking a few preliminary questions I thought would give me a fair understanding of what to talk and how to take on the group interactively, I began with explaining right from the basics.

From the animated discussion that we had after the talk, I realized that media was to be blamed in creating a kind of fear among aging men that if they do not take a testosterone replacement treatment they will lose their manhood and all the functions connected therewith. This is such a small part of the whole picture!

Here are five main things that men should definitely know about their T Hormone:

  1. Testosterone is a male androgen that is primarily produced in the testicles;
  2. The normal range of this hormone varies according to the age of the man. So the normal range in a man between 14 and 29 years can be different from someone who is above forty. It varies and is perfectly normal. The level of testosterone will be considered really low if the range falls below 200 ng/dL which is considered to be a condition called hypogonadism or the inability of the testicles to produce enough testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy is only warranted if the person has been diagnosed with hypogonadism after a thorough blood check not otherwise.
  3. The symptoms of low levels of testosterone are

  1. Low sex drive or no drive at all;
  2. Erectile dysfunction
  3. Loss of body mass
  4. Low energy
  5. Fatigue
  6. Increase in the mod ridge
  7. Lack of concentration
  8. Heavy mood swings

  1. In some cases, deficiency of this hormone can result in the formation of breast, bone and muscle degeneration and difficulty in urinating.
  2. Testosterone is believed to be reduced by one percent annually after the thirtieth year. There are other conditions also that can accelerate more loss. they are lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, obesity, poor food habits, lack of adequate sleep, heavy exposure to pollution and chronic diseases relating to liver, lungs, and

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