What is testosterone deficiency?
Your body and mind need various things to stay healthy – good food, exercise, enough sleep. You might be surprised to find out that your body also relies on testosterone to stay healthy.
As you age, your testosterone levels naturally decline. However, in men with testosterone deficiency, testosterone levels drop too low, which can have a negative impact on your overall health.
There are many different causes of testosterone deficiency. Quite often, it is related to another illness or health issue(s) that you might have, such as:1
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Long-term use of some medications (for example opioids, antipsychotics or anticonvulsants)
It is not fully understood how or why testosterone deficiency is related to these health issues, as the relationship is very complex and research is ongoing.