low hormone levels in men

Overlooked Health Issues That May Be Causing Low T

Low T is an unfortunately common condition in many adult men today. However, while low T does tend to happen quite often, it doesn’t mean that it is normal or that it is just part of aging. While men naturally start to produce less testosterone as they age, it is not the same thing as having notably low levels of testosterone in the body.

When a man truly has low T, many times, there is a root cause of the issue. More specifically, there are often many overlooked health issues that may be causing this low T. Here are some of the most common health issues that may be causing you to experience low testosterone.

– Injury or trauma that can interrupt the blood supply to the testicles.

– Chemotherapy for cancer treatment.

– Sarcoidosis, or other inflammatory conditions.

– Hemochromatosis, or other metabolic disorders, including having too much iron in the body.

– Tumors that cause dysfunction of the pituitary gland.

– Side effects from medications including hormones, opioids and steroids.

– Chronic alcohol abuse.

– Liver issues including cirrhosis.

– Kallman syndrome, which includes abnormal development of the hypothalamus, which is responsible for many hormones.

– Chronic renal failure of the kidneys.

– HIV or AIDS.

– Type 2 diabetes.

– Obesity or extreme weight loss.

– Serious or obstructive sleep apnea.

– Severe hypothyroidism.

– Excess estrogen production.

– Radiation exposure.

If you think that any of these conditions may impact you or your health, it is important to talk to a medical professional about the symptoms you are experiencing. It is also important to have your testosterone levels checked to confirm that you are struggling with low T.

If you have questions about low testosterone, or want to get checked for some of the health conditions that may be causing your low T, contact the experts here at LT Men’s Clinic today. We can help you get scheduled with an appointment Give us a call today at 817-369-3605 to have something scheduled with one of our medical professionals. They can walk you through your options and help you find the treatment you need to get back to feeling like yourself.