What are the symptoms of a drop in testosterone in men?

Testosterone regulates the structure of all body proteins and insures the development and integrity of the genitals (penis and testicles) in males. The adult testicles normally produce about 7-10 mg of testosterone daily. A deficiency in testosterone can cause:
  • erectile dysfunction;
  • less sexual interest (libido);
  • mood disturbances including depression, irritability and tiredness;
  • reduction of muscle size and strength;
  • development of clogged arteries, varicose veins and hemorrhoids;
  • osteoporosis;
  • increased body fat;
  • difficulties with concentration;
  • memory loss;
  • sleep difficulties, including obstructive sleep apnea;
  • decreased energy and agility.

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