Testosterone naturally begins to steadily decline as we age, normally by the time we reach our 30’s. Tumors, testicle injuries, infections, and being overweight can cause hypogonadism. Not treating hypogonadism has been known to have more health risks than taking testosterone therapy.
Recent studies show a common risk factor of low testosterone is diabetes. There is a relationship between impaired glucose tolerance and Low T. There is a rise in a condition called metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetic state) which can start among men with Low T. Low T can cause abnormal lipid profiles, insulin sensitivity and an increase in central body fat.
Testosterone abuse can cause a man to become sterile or cause his testicles to shrink and become soft. Our doctor-supervised therapies include commonly used medications to counteract this.