Low testosterone has long been the bane of many men’s existence. It wreaks havoc with your sex drive, causes hair loss, makes you tired and can even change your personality and cause depression. However many men may not realize there are many health issues associated with low testosterone. It is important to understand the health issues that can be caused by low testosterone as well as resources to treat the underlying problem of Low T.
Anemia is an imbalance in your blood caused by low iron levels. Recent studies have shown that men with low testosterone are five times more likely to suffer from anemia than men with normal levels. Anemia can be challenging to live with as it causes fatigue, weakness, headache, shortness of breath, leg cramps, dizziness and even lack of concentration. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, it would be worth your while to have your testosterone levels tested.
Low testosterone can accelerate plaque build up in arteries. It can also lead to a loss of flexibility in connective tissues as well as in vascular muscles. Plaque can cause high blood pressure as well as stroke. Boosting testosterone levels will lessen the risk of stroke caused by arterial stiffness as well as lessen plaque build up.
If you have diabetes you are twice as likely to have lower levels of testosterone. Testosterone assists your body in processing blood sugars especially those using insulin. Inadequate testosterone levels impairs you body’s ability to process blood sugar and can lead to both weight issues and diabetes. Those with pre-diabetes or borderline blood sugar levels can stave off diabetes by maintaining optimal testosterone levels.
Body Fat and Obesity
There are distinct ties between low testosterone and weight gain or obesity. It is very common for obese men to have lower testosterone levels. Optimal testosterone will help boost your metabolism and aid in weight loss. Testosterone is also a key ingredient in maintaining and building lean muscle tissue. When it comes to weight it is a vicious circle as low testosterone causes weight gain and weight gain causes low testosterone.
Aging is something none of us can avoid all together, but we can slow down the hands of time, and diminish the side of effects of aging (low libido, fatigue and even depression), men entering into middle age can all be aided when they understand testosterone function, its importance, and optimal testosterone levels.
Metabolic syndrome has many unpleasant effects on the body including an increased the risk for diabetes and blood-vessel disease. Health issues associated with increased weight occur as metabolic syndrome increases fat in the blood as well as sugar and/or glucose levels. Studies have shown that in those who underwent testosterone replacement, therapy lowered the occurrences of metabolic syndrome from 55 percent to just 30 percent.
What is your testosterone level? What is you optimal level? If you don’t know the answer to these questions you should. It’s a matter of you living healthy. Knowing how to boost testosterone can help you avoid all of these common health issues. There are many reasons why your testosterone levels drop and If you’re a man who’s experiencing symptoms such as decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, depressed mood, and difficulties with concentration and memory, and you think low testosterone may be to blame, there are solutions to solve this problem.
At Maximum’s Men’s Clinic we specialize in all things relating to men’s health. If you or someone you love believes Low T may be affecting your health and quality of life, we are here to help you find answers, contact our team for a free consultation at 561-402-7159.