Hypogonadism is a disorder resulting in a low testosterone level in the male body. Testosterone affects bone mass, fat distribution, and muscle development. In addition, testosterone maintains energy levels, fertility, and sex drive.
More than a third of men over the age of 45 may suffer from testosterone deficiency. Men with common health issues such as diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure may be twice as prone to low testosterone; odds being 2.4 times higher for obese men, 2.1 times higher for men diagnosed with diabetes, and 1.8 times higher for men with high blood pressure.
In addition, men with with high cholesterol, prostate disease, and asthma also have a higher chance of having low testosterone than healthy men. Testosterone deficiency can occur at any stage in a man’s life — some at birth, some before puberty, some during adulthood.
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact one of our clinics today:
- Loss of muscle mass
- Rise in body fat
- Infertility and/or difficulty obtaining and maintaining an erection
- Lack of sexual appetite
- Loss of energy
- Irritability/mood swings