Testosterone helps us feel vibrant and alive as men. Young men have rightly earned the mantel of being full of testosterone, which is clinically proven. What isn’t as clear is why more and more men in their 40s, 30s, and even younger are suffering from low testosterone. It is uncommon for young men to have low testosterone, which is why this growing trend is cause for alarm.
There are two main types of hypogonadism (clinically low testosterone production) among men:
- Primary hypogonadism (testicular decline or failure) – Primary hypogonadism is often caused by natural aging, illness, disease, or external influencers that limit or eliminate testosterone production from your testicles.
- Secondary hypogonadism – Secondary hypogonadism is an interruption in the chemical communication between your hypothalamus (vital neural function powering your endocrine system) and pituitary gland.
Primary hypogonadism is usually experienced by older men, but secondary hypogonadism is more closely associated with uncommonly low testosterone in younger men (age 40>). (TCT) There are several known contributors to secondary hypogonadism in younger men, including the following and more:
- Hypothalamic disease
- Pituitary complications or disease
- Type II diabetes
- Use or abuse of opiate pain medication
- Sickle cell disease
Many of the same symptoms of primary hypogonadism express themselves in younger men with secondary hypogonadism, including loss of muscle strength and mass, decreased sex drive, fatigue, concentration issues, and more. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can be an excellent way to safely and effectively balance your body’s natural hormone levels.
Our Mantality staff created a FREE eBook available here for immediate download to help you learn more about the many benefits of TRT. This resource is designed to give you the answers and information you need to make the best choice to regain the life you want. Download your FREE eBook right now and schedule your next appointment today with our Mantality team.