How are men affected by low testosterone?

Introduction

The health consequences of hypogonadism can be wide ranging as testosterone plays a vital role in male sexual characteristics and overall physical and psychological well being.

What are the effects of testosterone in adult men?

Testosterone enables a man to have erections and experience sexual desire (libido). Furthermore it helps to maintain muscles, healthy bones, positive mood and physical energy.

How are men affected by low testosterone levels?

The health consequences of low testosterone can be wide-ranging. Men with low testosterone can experience the following symptoms:

Lack of energy
Depression
Loss of libido
Loss of facial and body hair
Changes to body composition (for example low muscle mass)
 

Men with low testosterone are also at increased risk of:

Cardiovascular disease
Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
Osteoporosis

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