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Beware of the Impact of Testosterone Deficiency and Excess on Men

March 3, 2023

Beware of the Impact of Testosterone Deficiency and Excess on Men

Testosterone is one of the most important hormones for men. This hormone is vital in the male reproductive system, so it is necessary to ensure normal levels. If there is a lack or excess of the hormone testosterone, it may negatively impact health.

The male body produces the hormone testosterone when it enters puberty until the age of 30 years. The testes produce this hormone, and it is related to sexuality and fertility.

Normal testosterone levels in the male body range from 250 to 1,100 ng/DL. If testosterone levels are above that number or vice versa, you need to be careful because it can cause various health problems.

The following is a complete explanation of the effects of excess and deficiency of the hormone testosterone.

Impact of Excess Testosterone on Men

Testosterone levels that are too excessive can also harm men. Here are some of the effects of excess testosterone you need to be aware of.

1. Excess Red Blood Cells and Hemoglobin

One of the most common effects of high testosterone levels is increased red blood cell and hemoglobin levels in a man’s body. This must be watched because increased red blood cells can cause strokes and heart attacks.

2. Oily and acne-prone skin

The skin becomes oily, and having breakouts easily is a feature of excess testosterone in men. This condition usually occurs due to high levels of DHT or dihydrotestosterone, which causes oil production to increase. If the face is oily, the pores will be prone to clogging, causing acne.

3. Hair Loss

Excess testosterone levels can also cause hair to fall out more quickly. Usually, the symptoms of this loss will start from the scalp node, then continue to the temples and widen.

4. Puckered testicles

The testicles suddenly fading can also be one of the effects of excess testosterone. As is known, this hormone is produced in the testes or testicles. If the brain receives a signal that the production of the hormone testosterone is too excessive, then the brain will shut down the production of LH (Luteinizing Hormone) so that the testicles change to shrink.

The Impact of Testosterone Deficiency

Not only excess that needs to be watched out for, but lack of hormone levels can also impact health. Lack of testosterone in men can cause several conditions, including:

  • Decreased fertility
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Decreased erection frequency
  • Experiencing hair loss
  • Increase cholesterol and fat in the body
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Red and hot face
  • Tired more easily
  • Enlarged breast glands
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Decreased self-confidence

Tips for Keeping Testosterone Levels Always Normal

Ensuring testosterone levels in average amounts is an important thing that needs to be done by men. The reason is that the excess of the hormone testosterone and its deficiency significantly impact the body’s health. Doctors usually recommend hormone therapy for those of you who have low testosterone levels. Besides, you also need to maintain a healthy diet and live healthy habits so that testosterone levels are always expected.

Testosterone is one of the most important hormones for men. Therefore, to ensure that hormone levels are always stable, it’s a good idea to immediately consult the doctor if you find symptoms of a deficiency or excess of testosterone levels, as above. In this way, you can avoid the risk of problems with sexual function.

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