Many people often think that only women experience menopausal symptoms, but in recent years the term “male menopause” has also emerged, referring to the lack of androgens and testosterone deficiency in men. In order for men to “regain their virility”, androgens are essential, the most important of which is testosterone.
Testosterone is a key androgen responsible for features such as hair growth, muscle mass and pubertal voice changes. As men age, testosterone levels gradually decline after the age of 40. In some specific cases, infertility has been shown to be associated with low testosterone. Statistically, millions of men worldwide suffer from testosterone deficiency. Fortunately, the disease can be improved with medication. If left unchecked, it can lead to serious health problems, such as osteoporosis and decreased red blood cell production.
Testosterone is the most important androgen in the male body. According to the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Gregory Broderick, a urologist, said, “My patients mainly complain of decreased interest in sex, but a drop in testosterone can also cause fatigue, decreased mental acuity, poor physical strength, and possibly mild depression. Low testosterone can be improved through treatment, most commonly by applying creams to the arms, or by testosterone supplementation in the form of injections or pills. It is important to note that while testosterone supplementation can improve symptoms, it does not increase your own testosterone production.
How to prevent and improve low testosterone?
- Adjust your lifestyle and avoid staying up late
- Control body weight and blood sugar, and improve related risk factors
- Quit smoking and drinking
- Increase protein and trace elements intake