Estrogen and testosterone are the two most essential sex hormones present in both men and women. Testosterone is commonly called as male hormone whereas, estrogen is considered as a female hormone. Elevated levels of either of these hormones can lead to infertility. Testosterone levels decline with age but, in few cases, low testosterone levels are seen in people who are below 30 years of age.
Testosterone level increases in men during adolescence and early adulthood. Testosterone levels decline each year by about 1 percent, starting from 30 years of age. Testosterone is responsible for male characteristic features like the development of male sex organs, sperm development, hair growth, muscle mass development, and voice deepening.
Low Testosterone Level symptoms
The most common symptoms of low testosterone in your body include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Fewer spontaneous erections
- Decreased libido
- Muscle mass loss
- Excess fat accumulation
- Baldness or rapid hair loss
- Enlarged breast
- Sleep disturbance
Low Testosterone Level Causes
There are certain factors that contribute to the low testosterone levels among men under 30 years of age. The most common causes of low testosterone levels include:
- High blood pressure
- Overweight or obesity
- High cholesterol levels
- Excess alcohol intake
- Anabolic steroids usage
- Hypothalamic or pituitary disease
- Pituitary tumors
- Kallman’s syndrome
- Prader-Willi syndrome
- Liver diseases
- Radiation or chemotherapy
Low Testosterone Treatment
Generally, when you experience any symptoms related to low testosterone, you must get yourself diagnosed to avoid any complications. Low testosterone levels can be diagnosed with simple blood tests. Blood tests help in determining the hormone levels in your body.
Additional tests must be required if your tests are positive in the initial blood tests. Diagnosis and treatment purely depend on the medical history of the patient. In most of the cases, your doctors will recommend you to make some changes in your lifestyle to balance your hormone levels. Testosterone replacement therapy is also preferred in few cases.
It is better to consult your doctor before taking any medications including supplements for low testosterone levels. Testosterone foods can be considered to naturally boost your testosterone levels in your body.
Diet to increase Testosterone levels
There are certain foods that can increase your testosterone levels and can help in avoiding the risk of infertility.
Vitamin D rich Diet
Vitamin D supplements and vitamin D rich diet helps in boosting the production of testosterone in your body.
Tuna is a rich source of nutrients and protein including vitamin D. Tune is a protein-rich food that is low in calories and helps in increasing the testosterone levels in your body. Apart from Tuna, Salmon and sardines can also be considered as vitamin D source.
Low testosterone in men is a common problem and can lead to different side effects. The major side effect of low testosterone is infertility. If you are suffering from low testosterone levels, you can consult Male Infertility specialist in Hyderabad for treatment. Hegde hospital also has male infertility specialists in Madhapur who can treat low testosterone levels in your body.