Testosterone deficiency or low testosterone is sometimes called the ‘Male Menopause’ or ‘Andropause’, but these names are incorrect as men do not go through a menopause like women.
Testosterone is the main sex hormone, or androgen, in men. Testosterone levels are usually highest in men aged 20 – 30 years old, and thereafter, testosterone levels slowly drop. It is thought that it affects about 1 in 10 men over the age of 60.
In younger men, testosterone levels drop more rapidly if you are obese or have chronic serious health problems.
While most men known that low testosterone causes low libido (sex drive), low testosterone can also result in low mood, low energy, poor concentration and reduced muscle strength.
Testosterone deficiency is diagnosed by seeing your Doctor at Northside Clinic and having a full physical examination. This will involve checking your testes.
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