What Is Testosterone?
Simply put, testosterone is the hormone that turns a boy into a man. It causes many changes, both mental and physical, like :
- Making muscles and bones strong during and after puberty,
- Increasing height,
- Increasing body hair,
- Increasing pubic hair,
- Increasing penis size,
- Increasing sexual desire (Libido) etc
Every male body produces this hormone at some rate, and it plays a deciding role in the sexual and development process. But unfortunately, due to some reasons, the male body doesn’t produce enough testosterone. It happens with age, but other factors also work here. Keep reading this write-up to know :
10 Warning signs that you are having low testosterone & its effects on your body :
Low testosterone could make it very difficult for you to maintain an erection. Testosterone stimulates the penile tissues to produce desired nitric oxide. Then it starts many reactions that result in an erection. If the hormone level is not selected, you will face an issue with your erection. As per studies, some other factors also pave the way for Erectile Dysfunction, Like Smoking, High cholesterol, Stress, Alcohol abuse, Diabetes, High-blood pressure.
Less bone mass
One of the most important functions of testosterone is to produce bone tissue which maintains bone volume. Unfortunately, constant low testosterone can lead to some severe decrease in this volume, making bones prone to fractures. Well, most of us tend to neglect this issue of low bone mass, but it has to be treated on a priority basis.
Reduced testicle size
Reduction in testicle size is a prevalent condition with low testosterone levels. And please remember that it is not always related to cold temperatures. This is the same excuse many make to hide the problem and avoid treatment on time. Sometimes the scrotum may also feel softer than usual. But, for god’s sake, don’t take any medicine for it, as no doctor can prescribe you anything without a physical examination.
Low amount of semen
Semen is the fluid that helps the sperm to move toward the egg. It is the same fluid that makes up the majority of males’ ejaculate. Testosterone helps in the production of semen, and low levels of semen clearly show fewer volumes of testosterone. And in the long run, it also adversely affects fertility. So it is good to consult Dr. Kanu Rajput and Dr. Manu Rajput for a timely recovery. Otherwise, you might reach a stage where no solution is possible.
Difficulty in sleeping
It affects both ways, meaning men with low testosterone volumes find it difficult to fall or stay asleep. Many men develop sleep apnea with low levels of testosterone. This disorder cause breathing problem, which disrupts sleep very badly.
Low Sex Drive
It is the most direct consequence of low testosterone. However, an increase in age also plays a significant factor in diminishing sex drive, but low levels of testosterone cause a sudden decrease in the desire for sex.
Low Muscle Mass
No man can desire a body with low muscle mass, as it is related to their looks. But, unfortunately, it happens with low testosterone levels. The strength of muscles also gets poorly affected by this condition.
Low Energy Levels
Low testosterone levels often lead to low energy levels and fatigue. It leads to tiredness, even after a significant amount of sleep. Some men may develop a common interest in the workout.
High Fat Percentage
Low levels of testosterone lead to an increase in fat percentage in the body. In the worst-case scenario, men develop gynecomastia (male breast), which is their biggest embarrassment.
No Morning Wood
Are you not getting an erection every morning? If yes, it is one of the symptoms of low testosterone levels; it is the best time to see Dr. Manu Rajput and Dr. Kanu Rajput of Sidri International Skin Hair & Sexology Clinic. Ignoring these symptoms will get worse with time.