What is Low Testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone produced in the human body to regulate an individual’s sexual drive. Although it is commonly known as the ‘male hormone’, testosterone is found in both males and females.
What happens when Testosterone levels are low?
Low testosterone is also called “hypogonadism” and is diagnosed when hormone levels drop below the normal range of 300-1000 ng/dl.
Low Testosterone often leads to:
- Reduced sexual desire in men and women
- Men find difficulty in attaining an erection before intercourse
- Difficulty in semen ejaculation
- Lack of menstruation and low breast growth in women
It is also associated with:
- Loss of Hair or Early Baldness
- Lack of energy
- Mood Swings, etc.
Primary causes of Low Testosterone may include:
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Genetic Disorders
- Severe Infections
- Lung and Kidney Diseases
- Surgical Complications
- Rapid Weight Loss
- Nutritional Deficiencies, etc.
Testosterone Levels decline after the age of 30 years. It is therefore advised to have regular health checkups and monitor testosterone levels, incase the above symptoms are noticed.