5 Commonly Asked Questions About Low T

What is testosterone and what does it do for the human body?

Testosterone is a sex hormone that the body produces, but that production can slow as a person ages.  Testosterone has many important functions. These include:

  • The development of bones and muscles
  • The deepening of the voice, hair growth, and other factors related to appearance
  • The production of sperm

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

There are many signs and symptoms that someone might be experiencing low testosterone. A few of the important ones include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hair loss
  • Reduction in testicle size
  • Reduction in amount of semen
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Decreased sex drive

Can low testosterone affect both men and women?

Yes! Testosterone is often thought of as a “male” hormone, however, women also have testosterone in their bodies. While it is much more common in men, testosterone production in women is often age-dependent and by the time a woman is in her 40’s, her levels of testosterone have decreased by half.

How common is low testosterone?

Low testosterone affects about 4-5 million men in the United States alone. It is very common, especially as a man ages.  However, young men, older men, women, and even young children and babies can experience low testosterone.


What is causing my low testosterone?

There are a few important causes other than age that can lead to low levels of testosterone.  These include:

  • Medications
  • Emotional stress
  • Obesity
  • Inflammatory diseases such as tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, and histiocytosis
  • You may be affected by primary, secondary, or a mixed hypogonadism. Mixed hypogonadism is more common with increased age. People undergoing glucocorticoid therapy can develop the condition. It also can affect people with sickle-cell disease, thalassemia, or alcoholism.


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