What Is the Nature of Low Testosterone?

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 No Comments Under: Erectile Dysfunction

Low testosterone is provoked by hypogonadism, a disorder, which is characterized by insufficient production of testosterone by the genital glands. Low testosterone levels can result from any reasons, say, genital gland damage, genetic disease or side effect of medicines one applies. As a man grows older he is also prone to have less testosterone in blood than he once used to have.

Testosterone appears in blood after a complex process of excretion, which is commanded by the central nervous system and deployed by genital gland. A certain area of the brain is responsible for excreting a hormone, which in turn makes the genital glands to produce testosterone. Commonly, its daily portion is equal to 5-7 milligrams.

When a boy becomes sexually mature, testosterone excretion is enhanced in several times, and close to 50 it starts diminishing. According to scientific researches the problem of low testosterone is faced by almost 12 million males in the US only, but a small part of them considers it a problem to be treated in a medical way.

Not only synthetic substances and infections are to blame for low testosterone, but also unhealthy lifestyle is a reason which commonly lies behind poor testosterone production by the genital gland (for instance, smoking, alcoholism and unhealthy diet).

The consequences to which low testosterone can lead vary in their complexity depending on man’s age. Sometimes low testosterone can be caused by genital gland dysfunction based on genetic reasons. If testosterone drops too early it may lead to the increase of breast, low amount of body hair, weak muscles and so on. When testosterone drop is provoked by middle age it commonly results in impotence, male pattern baldness, and unstable emotional state.

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