Risks of Low Testosterone in Men
Male hypogonadism is a medical condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone, also known as Low T. Testosterone is a primary male hormone and plays a key role in masculine growth and development during puberty. It’s also important for the proper functioning and regulating of many body processes like heart rate, metabolism, blood pressure, and blood sugar.
Why is hormone deficiency in men dangerous?
If left untreated, hormone deficiency, especially low testosterone, in men can be dangerous and lead to several, more serious health conditions, including:
Men with excess body fat are more likely to have Low T, and men with Low T are more likely to become obese. Obesity increases the risk of potentially serious health problems, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and cancer.
COPD is a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. While low testosterone doesn’t cause COPD, it can contribute to the severity of symptoms. It is also known that higher levels of testosterone are associated with better lung function.
- Type 2 diabetes
Men with Low T are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes during their lifetime. Testosterone naturally helps the body’s tissues absorb blood sugar in response to insulin. Men with a hormone deficiency have a higher risk of insulin resistance, a leading indicator of type 2 diabetes.
- Heart disease
Testosterone is responsible for regulating cholesterol levels. Low T can cause a build-up of LDL (bad) cholesterol, which is linked to an increased risk of cardiac events (e.g., heart attack or stroke) as well as coronary artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease (PAD), both of which are potentially life-threatening.
- Neurodegenerative disorders
Testosterone may have a protective effect on cognitive functions and visual motor skills by potentially slowing the rate of cognitive decline. This hormone deficiency in men who are older causes a higher risk of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s, a progressive disease that damages memory and other important mental functions.
- Prostate cancer
Men with low-risk prostate cancer who begin experiencing Low T should talk to their doctor or specialist right away. This hormone deficiency in men is also linked to the progression of prostate cancer.
If you’re experiencing low energy levels, decreased libido, mental fog, or other symptoms of Low T, it’s important to have your hormone levels checked. The skilled specialists at SynergenX offer a $25 Low T test at each of our convenient locations. Depending on your unique needs and medical history, we may be able to treat your Low T with individualized testosterone replacement therapy and regular monitoring. We want to help you take control of your health so you can look and feel your best.
Call our skilled specialists at 888.219.7259 to schedule your low-cost, Low T test today.
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