Testosterone is often described as the male sex hormone, and although that’s not strictly true — everyone makes testosterone — it’s incredibly important for men’s health and wellbeing. In adulthood, testosterone is necessary for making sperm and red blood cells, keeping your muscles and bones strong, and enhancing your sex drive.
And when testosterone levels get too low, things can get rocky. Erectile dysfunction, infertility, low libido, increased body fat, decreased muscle mass, and, of course, depression are common symptoms of low T. It’s no wonder the testosterone replacement industry is huge — even if TRT is often just a Band-Aid for a larger health issue, and there are natural ways to boost your testosterone production.
Whether you should get your levels tested, try testosterone replacement therapy, and even what levels constitute low testosterone — it’s a lot to consider, and it’s not as straightforward as it may seem. Luckily, we have everything you could ever want to know about testosterone — and it’s not all about your levels. (But we’ve got your back there too.)
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