What does testosterone do for me?
Testosterone is a sex hormone produced in a man’s testes. Testosterone’s main function is to instigate the development of sex organs during puberty. It plays the primary role in a boy’s development into a man. It does everything from make hair grow on the face, build muscle, and deepen the voice. It also plays a critical role in a man’s sexual function.
Why do my testosterone levels drop?
Falling testosterone a natural part of the aging process. Testosterone can also drop as a result of non-natural processes such as testicle injuries, pituitary gland diseases, and medicines that affect either the testicles or pituitary glad. The pituitary gland is the gland responsible for creating and regulating testosterone within the male body.
How will having low testosterone affect my ability to stay sexually active as I age?
Men with low testosterone may find it difficult to either get or keep an erection. Erections that do occur may also last for a shorter period of time or simply not be has strong. Low testosterone may also impact your libido, causing less frequent sex.
The fact is, in the past few years, the number of men being treated for low testosterone has nearly tripled. If you feel like you may be experiencing symptoms, it may be time to give your friends at Cleveland Clinic a call.