Testosterone is a sex hormone that in part helps a boy develop manly features. Testosterone is needed to produce sperm and helps in the development of male features like body and facial hair, deeper voice, and muscle strength. Approximately 1 in 4 men over the age of 30 have low testosterone, or Low T. Symptoms include less energy, decreased sex drive, and erectile dysfunction. Low T isn’t a normal part of the aging process. This is one of the countless myths that surround low testosterone and many other medical conditions.
Myth: Low T is a Normal Part of Aging
Fact: Testosterone production, like many things, declines as you age. However, it’s doesn’t mean that you have low testosterone. Also, what is a normal level varies per man, and not everyone will need treatment.
Myth: Low T Only Affects a Man’s Sex Drive
Fact: Men with Low T often experience mood swings, depression, fatigue, loss of bone density, muscle mass, and the lack of sex drive.
Myth: Low T Symptoms Only Impact the Man Affected
Fact: Low T can take a toll on any close relationship. Decreased energy and changes in sexual performance put a strain on a partner too.
Declining testosterone should be a concern for every man. It plays many different roles, including some that are not all sex-related, in males and females. So, if you have symptoms or are concerned about Low T, talk with your doctor. Low T is treatable, and testosterone hormone therapy is the most common treatment, and it is given in a variety of ways.
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