Testosterone is a common hormone among men that is required for development and sexual function. This hormone is produced primarily in the testicles. More than that, a man’s testosterone is also responsible for building muscle and bone mass, sperm production, and sexual desires or sex drive. The male’s testosterone hormone influences a lot of things, different varying factors in the body; hence, having low testosterone can also greatly affect a man’s sexual performance, mood, emotions, attitude, and so much more.
According to KC Wellness Center, men of all ages can experience a decrease in their testosterone levels. It mainly affects men as they get older, but it can affect men of any age. Men who experience this may encounter symptoms such as weakening of muscles or decreased strength, increased body fat, lower libido levels, reduced energy, and that’s just to name a few.
Today, so many patients that experience such condition do whatever it takes to bring back their hormones’ natural balance. In fact, there’s a procedure known as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT; it helps bring back one’s natural hormone balance and restore a youthful glow. For some, having gone through the BHRT has been one of the best decisions they have ever made. This is because having low testosterone levels can actually increase the risks of death. To know more about this, here are a few things you should know about how having low testosterone levels can kill you:
Affects Men With Metabolic Syndrome
According to experts, low testosterone levels can indeed predict early mortality among men in the next ten years or so. This finding is common and most likely to occur among men with metabolic syndromes, which poses a constellation of different risk factors such as excess abdominal fat, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, fat levels, cholesterol, and so much more.
This is not a surprise at all. Low testosterone definitely correlates with heart diseases, diabetes, and other vascular diseases that could lead to death primarily because of its symptoms and side effects.
Having low testosterone levels mean men can experience gradual weight gain, which can all lead to a collective abdominal fat. More than that, it can also greatly affect or influence blood pumping in the heart. As fats start accumulating a man’s body, the heart and all surrounding vessels get clogged, leading to several heart diseases and heart attacks.
Concerning that, this fat also has high chances of getting converted into sugar, and too much sugar can lead to diabetes; hence, it can then also lead to further complications that may lead to a higher risk of death, probably even at an early age.
More than the case of low testosterone levels, it’s the symptoms and side effects that you need to worry about. These can significantly affect your overall health, and increase other health-related risks and issues.
While you’re still able to, might as well have yourself checked by a doctor if you’re starting to experience signs and symptoms of low testosterone levels. As early as now, have yourself checked and treated to prevent any further complications and other health-related issues, risks, and problems. I suggest you undergo BHRT as it is a proven safe procedure for those experiencing a series of hormone imbalances. However, you can always opt for natural, home remedies, whichever suits your condition best and whichever you prefer.
Though not a medical professional, Hodge Racter knows a lot about medical topics, including testosterone replacement therapy (having undergone the procedure himself) and cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgeries. Today, he remains spry and energetic despite his age, and when he’s not doing freelance work, he has quality time with his wife and two dogs.