Health Risks of Low Testosterone
Men over the age of 65 with low testosterone are at a higher risk for anemia. A 2009 study shows that older men with low testosterone are almost five times more likely to be anemic than men with normal levels.
Risk for cardiovascular illnesses is greatly increased in men with low testosterone. This can lead to high blood pressure and arterial stiffness as well as many other cardiovascular related illnesses.
Increased Body Fat
Low testosterone and increased body fat, as well as obesity, are all linked. Multiple studies indicate increased body fat can lower men’s testosterone levels, and low testosterone can cause an increase in body fat.
Low T + Aging
With aging comes a lower level of life sustaining hormones. As we age, those vital hormones decrease which increases the chance of illness as well as disease. In men, as testosterone levels decline their risk of dying increases dramatically.
How Low Testosterone Can Lead to Depression
You’re feeling bad, and there’s no explanation for your crummy mood. Your day to day life is going great, nothing has recently changed, yet you cannot seem to shake that “down” feeling.
In a study conducted in Munich, men with depression were also found to have low testosterone. The study also revealed that cortisol levels were 68% higher in men with depression; the higher the cortisol level the lower the testosterone level; resulting in a more severe and major depression.