Testosterone is one of the key hormones in the males. It responsible for sexual, physical and mental health enhancement. It is very difficult to maintain good testosterone levels due to increasing unhealthy lifestyle we live. This has caused the degradation of health in the major working population of males. The ignorance towards the testosterone levels in the body is one of the main reasons why men face degradation. Hence, it is very important for us to maintain these levels in our body. This can only be done if we know the exact reasons that are leading to a drop in this level. 

Here are some of the common reasons and habits that might lead to a decrease in testosterone levels in the body and dropping them below the recommended levels. 

Genetic Disorders 

Undescended Testicles: When the fetus is in the womb, the testicles are connected to the abdomen. But due to some reasons, the testicles do not separate from the abdomen. This leads to a non-functional pair of testes. As the human does not have testes, it is deficient in testosterone. 

Klinefelter’s Syndrome

This syndrome refers to a special genetic condition where the offspring born has 3 chromosomes- X, X, and Y. This results in various side effects and incapabilities. Major effects are sterility and small testicles. Other effects include weaker muscles, the growth of breasts, less body hair, etc. The symptoms of this syndrome are usually noticed around puberty. 

Hemochromatosis

This refers to the condition where the iron content in the blood is very high. This can result in testicular failure and pituitary damage. 

Physical Damage 

Physical injury

Physical damage to the testicular area can hinder the testosterone production as they are responsible for its production. But, both the testicles must be injured to hinder the testosterone production. 

Mumps Orchitis

This is a kind of infection that affects the testicles. This infection can also lead to inhibition or stopping the production of testicles as it attacks the main part of the testicles. 

Cancer Treatment

The treatment of cancer causes exposure to heavy chemicals and radiation. This can lead to permanent disability of the testicles. 

Organ Damage 

Pituitary Damage: Pituitary is also known as the master gland in the endocrine system. It secretes the hormones to control every other endocrine gland in the body including the adrenal glands and the testis that is responsible for the production of testosterone. Consumption of drugs, tumors or kidney failures can cause malfunction or even dysfunction of the gland. Since there will no hormone to stimulate the glands, the testosterone levels will fall eventually. 

Kallmann Syndrome

This syndrome associated with the dysfunctionality of the hypothalamus. It is causes delayed or absent puberty. This leads to a lack of production of some hormones, including testosterone. 

HIV/ AIDS

This sexually transmitted diseases can hamper the functions of major glands like Pituitary glands, hypothalamus, and testes. All these glands are important for reaching sexual maturity. If these glands malfunction, it will hinder the testosterone production. 

Way Of Living 

Aging: Testosterone levels in male decrease as they grow in age. This causes weak muscles and other old-age related problems. 

Obesity

A high percentage of body fat can lead to an increase in the aromatase enzyme. This enzyme helps in converting of testosterone into estrogen. This can cause the testosterone levels to drop rapidly as high levels of estrogen causes inhibition in the testosterone production. 

Medications

Certain drugs and medicines can induce hormonal imbalance and also disturb the pH level of the body. This creates an inhospitable environment for the production of testosterone. 

Stress

When the body is under stress, it releases a hormone known as cortisol. This hormone inhibits the production of sperm and testosterone in the body. It is the reason why testosterone levels are low in those who are subjected to regular stress. 

Alcohol Consumption: Smoking and consumption of alcohol is very injurious to health. It has very acute effects on your sexual health and causes the testosterone levels in your body to drop as it creates hora monal imbalance. Smoking leads to ED, low libido, etc. 

Unhealthy Diet

When the body is not supplied with enough and proper nutrition, the body starts to malfunctions. Your diet can efficiently control the testosterone levels in your body and also maintain them. 

You need to maintain and look after your testosterone levels as much as you look at other aspects of your health. It is important for maintaining and enhancing your sexual, physical and mental health. This hormone is that universal key to improve your health in a complete manner. Use this key to feel powerful and live the best life you can. 

 

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