Can Testosterone Deficiency Lead to Disease?
Having a testosterone deficiency can put you at greater risk of certain diseases and medical conditions. Low testosterone has many consequences to a man’s overall physical and emotional health. Here is a list of how having low testosterone can negatively impact your health and well-being. If you have a testosterone deficiency you may experience:
- Lack of energy
- Sexual health issues
- Weight gain
- Inability to build lean muscle
- Poor results from exercise programs
- Increase in body fat
- Lack of focus, memory issues, and poor work performance
Beside these harmful effects, low testosterone is known to increase your risk of becoming obese, and of developing diabetes, heart disease, and several other serious disease and conditions.
What Diseases and Conditions Can Be Caused by Low Testosterone?
If you have a testosterone deficiency, that means that your body is not producing enough testosterone. The medical name for this condition is “hypogonadism.” It is often simply referred to as “low testosterone.” A testosterone deficiency can be caused by various reasons. There are some diseases or genetic defects that can lead to low testosterone.
However, the most common cause is the natural drop in testosterone that happened as men get older. A man’s testosterone level peaks at about the age of 20. After that it starts a steady decline. Most men between the ages of 45 and 65 are suffering some degree of testosterone deficiency.
This is important, because even if you are not feeling the negative symptoms of low T, there is a known link between testosterone deficiency and an increased risk of a number of serious diseases. The list of diseases that can be caused by low testosterone include:
- Increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Increased risk of death from a cardiovascular event.
- Increased risk of metabolic syndrome: high blood pressure, elevated insulin levels, excess belly fat and abnormal cholesterol levels.
- Increased risk of clinical depression.
- Strong association with diabetes.
- Strong association with high cholesterol and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
- Higher incidence of prostate cancer.
- Association with more aggressive variants of cancer.
There have also been recent studies that have linked untreated low testosterone in men with an increased risk of autoimmune diseases, such as any kind of rheumatic autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.
A testosterone deficiency can increase the risk of developing some serious diseases or conditions.
Treating a Testosterone Deficiency Can Lower Your Risk of Disease
You can lower your risk of developing these diseases, and reverse or minimize the symptoms of low testosterone with proper treatment. The safest and most effective treatment for testosterone deficiency syndrome, is testosterone replacement therapy.
Testosterone replacement therapy can bring men with low testosterone back up to the optimal level for their age and lifestyle.
Testosterone therapy can be given in several forms, but our doctors have found that testosterone injections are the safest and most effective form of testosterone replacement. Getting a prescription for testosterone injections, is easier than you might think. In fact, at our testosterone clinic, it only takes these five simple steps.
- Step 1 – Fill out an online medical history form – This first step is indeed the only step in the process of getting testosterone therapy that can be done online.
- Step 2 – See a doctor –If your online medical history form indicates that you are a good candidate for testosterone injections, the next step is to see your doctor. He or she will discuss your medical history in further detail, ask you more about your symptoms, and take a complete physical exam.
- Step 3 – Laboratory hormone testing – Once you have completed your physical exam, you will be referred to a laboratory to have the hormone levels in your blood tested.
- Step 4 – You will obtain a prescription for a program of HGH injections – If the results of your laboratory tests indicate that your blood indeed contains less than optimal levels of testosterone, your doctor will prescribe a program of testosterone injections to suit your needs and lifestyle.
- Step 5 – Your testosterone will be delivered to you – Your prescription for testosterone therapy will be forwarded to one of the pharmacies we work with that specializes in filling prescriptions for testosterone injections. The pharmacy in turn will deliver your testosterone therapy supplies to you, per the doctor’s instructions.
In men with low testosterone, these risks can be minimized, and overall health improved with testosterone replacement therapy.
Now that you know a little bit more about low testosterone and the diseases it may cause, why not contact us today, and see if you can benefit from the life-changing benefits of testosterone therapy.