18 Jan Low Testosterone and Cholesterol: Is There a Connection?
There are many men today who are struggling with high cholesterol. This is an unfortunately common condition that can increase your risk for serious health conditions such as heart attack, stroke and heart disease.
There are a number of different factors that can contribute to high cholesterol, and many men may be surprised to find that low testosterone, or low T, is one of them. In fact, there is research to suggest that as testosterone increases, cholesterol decreases and low testosterone can actually contribute to cardiovascular disease.
There is a connection between your testosterone levels and your cholesterol level and the more you understand this connection, the better prepared you will be to handle it.
First, let’s start with cholesterol.
Cholesterol is a type of fat found in your blood and made by your life. You also get some cholesterol from your diet. Not all cholesterol is bad.
However, when that cholesterol in your blood becomes too high, it can start putting you at risk for developing heart disease. This is why cholesterol screenings are so important. These screenings will help you identify when you have abnormally high cholesterol in your blood and need some intervention. Medication along with lifestyle changes can help with these high cholesterol levels.
These screenings will also help identify your triglyceride levels, which are a type of fat in your blood. High levels of this may contribute to your being overweight or obese.
While more research is still needed on the topic, studies are finding that high cholesterol levels are linked to low testosterone. There are even more studies that suggest testosterone replacement therapies designed to treat low T can be linked to healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Here at LT Men’s Clinic, we know the severity of low testosterone issues. Low T can impact many levels of your health, besides your cholesterol levels and it is a serious issue that should be treated accordingly.
This is why we have a number of different treatments available that can help treat low testosterone, or low T, issues. If you are worried that you may be struggling with low T, pay a visit to our office. We can start with an exam and some blood work to check your testosterone levels. From there, we can get a better idea of what your testosterone levels really are, and the best way to help you regain normal testosterone levels.
To learn more about this process, or with any questions related to your health, cholesterol or testosterone levels, contact us here at LT Men’s Clinic. You can call us directly at 817-369-3605 for more information or to make an appointment.