What are some symptoms of low testosterone?Testosterone is a major sex hormone which plays some key roles in the body including muscular growth and strength, Sex Drive (libido), Sperm production, bone density and growth, and pubertal development. It also plays a vital role in females, produced in the ovaries and adrenal gland, keeping the balance with oestrogen.
Symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Low libido
- Increased breast size
- Decreased body hair
- Poor cognitive function
- Loss of muscle mass
This home test checks your levels of the hormone Testosterone. Testosterone is the main sex hormone in males. The high levels of Testosterone that men have compared to women are responsible for the development of virtually all the physical differences between the sexes. In adult males it controls sex drive, maintains muscle mass and helps make sperm.
What can cause low testosterone?
Conditions which directly affect the testes, including direct injury, infection or radiation can cause testosterone levels to drop significantly.
Genetic conditions such as Klinefelter syndrome where a male has an extra X chromosome can also affect levels.
Tumours, auto-immune conditions and some medications can also affect glands that produce this hormone.
Why is testosterone so important?
Testosterone is a major sex hormone which plays some key roles in the body including:
- Muscular growth and strength
- Sex Drive (libido)
- Sperm production
- Bone density and growth
- Pubertal development
It also plays a vital role in females, produced in the ovaries and adrenal gland, keeping the balance with oestrogen
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