Low-level of testosterone is associated with chronic diseases

Feb 10 2019 05:10 PM
Low-level of  testosterone is associated with chronic diseases

According to the study, Low levels of testosterone in men could be associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, even among those 40 years of age and younger, The total levels of the hormone are commonly associated with just sexual health and muscle mass preservation.

The study suggests that the declining levels of testosterone could be contributing to a silent decline in overall health and increased risk for chronic disease.

Researchers examined the extent to which hypogonadism, which occurs when the body's sex glands produce little or no hormones, is prevalent among men of all ages.

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Researchers have examined the prevalence of nine chronic conditions, including Type-2 diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, high triglycerides, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension and clinical depression among more than 2,000 men in the survey who were at least 20 years old. Researchers found that low total testosterone was associated with multimorbidity in all age groups -- but it was more prevalent among young and older men with testosterone deficiency.

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lead author of the study Mark Peterson, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan in the US said that Men should be concerned about declining total testosterone, even if it has not reached a level to warrant a clinical diagnosis.

 

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