Facts about low testosterone in men

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by KristenSwan on Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:16 am

Facts about low testosterone in men

Low testosterone levels or hypogonadism – a topic that makes many men feel embarrassed. In fact, in our society where discussing sex, race, and religion is considered taboo, talking about hypogonadism or its consequences is no exception.

Hypogonadism is a common problem and it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. In America alone, around 4 to 5 million men have hypogonadism – it’s more common than you think. And still, 90% of these men fail to seek the right treatment as they feel ashamed to talk about it. But it’s not something that you should try to hide or deal with in secret. It should be treated with the right treatment at the right time.

Facts about low testosterone in men:
According to the Urology Care Foundation:

A man’s testosterone levels tend to decrease with age and it’s completely normal
3 out of 10 men experience low testosterone levels in their 70s and 80s
2 out of 10 men start experiencing low testosterone levels after turning 60
Some men experience low testosterone levels earlier in their lives due to problems like stress, trauma, chronic illness and more.

Low testosterone levels are not only associated with infertility and lack of sex drive but also affect various other body parts, which makes it all the more important to get the treatment.

If you suspect your testosterone levels are low, make sure you see a doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor may recommend male hormone replacement therapy. Just remember ignorance is the worst enemy of any disease and hypogonadism is no different.