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Monday, May 8, 2017

Are You Masculine Enough? Testosterone Deficiency Strikes at the Heart of Manliness

It is not a favorite topic among men, yet hypogonadism or testosterone deficiency is a medical reality that strikes to the very core of masculinity. According to several studies on men’s health, approximately 35% of the American male population of over 30 years old suffer from this condition.

What is hypogonadism?

Scientifically, hypogonadism is a clinical condition that results from failure of the male reproductive organ to produce adequate amounts of testosterone and sperm cells due to disruption of hypothalamic-pituitary hormones. Though the condition is mostly age-associated, it is not impossible for men in the young healthy range to suffer this condition too.

In layman’s terms, hypogonadism is a condition where males have abnormally low testosterone levels. This significantly affects typical male characteristics (e.g. facial and body hair, muscle strength development, etc.) and sex drive. Hypogonadism is diagnosed by performing a blood test. You will be diagnosed as having low testosterone if the level goes below 300 nanogram per deciliter.

Aside from hormonal imbalance, hypogonadism can also be caused by certain medical problems such as diabetes, HIV, AIDS, and long-term opioid use. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2sNmfzw

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