The effects of gradually lowering testosterone levels as men age have received increasing attention in recent years, leading to a term known as late-onset hypogonadism.
After the age of 40, the concentration of circulating testosterone falls by about 1.6 percent every year in most men. By the age of 60, the low levels of testosterone would lead to a diagnosis of hypogonadism in younger men.
Low serum testosterone levels have even been associated with increased mortality in male veterans, and late-onset hypogonadism has become an increasingly recognized medical condition, although many of the symptoms are associated with normal aging.
The following symptoms of late-onset hypogonadism – many of which are familiar as a part of aging – are attributed to low testosterone levels:
Decreased desire for sex (libido)
Diminished erectile quality, particularly for nighttime erections
Changes in mood
Reduced intellectual and cognitive function
Fatigue, depression, and anger
Decrease in muscle mass and strength
Decreased body hair
Decreased bone mass/mineral density
Increase in abdominal fat mass
In addition to sexual dysfunction, late-onset hypogonadism has also been associated with metabolic disease and cardiovascular disease.
————Landamarkchem Elite team