What Causes Low Testosterone level?
Low testosterone level could be caused by so many things. This is because we are exposed to different things daily, difference in health conditions and genetic make-up. In this article we will be looking at the different causes of low testosterone level.
Other Causes of Low Testosterone Level Include;
- Chronic liver or kidney disease
- Hormonal disorders
Causes of Low Testosterone Level
- PITUITARY DISEASE: the pituitary gland is a small gland that is located in the brain. Some pituitary diseases could be pituitary tumor, which mimics its function, producing extra hormones. There are two types of this tumor; functional and nonfunctional adenomas. Some extra hormones produced by functional adenomas in excess include; prolactin (a hormone that is mostly seen in women and responsible for production of breast milk) and luteinizing hormones, etc. These two hormones are known to cause sexual dysfunction and associated with low testosterone.
- TESTICULAR INJURY: testosterone as we all know is produced by the testes, two ball-like structures housed by the scrotum, handing at the lower part of the male body and part of the penis. Because they are located outside the body, they do not enjoy protection by muscles and bones and therefore are prone to injuries. Some injuries that can affect the testicles include testicular rupture, testicular torsion, mumps and those diseases caused by alcoholism and others caused by unhealthy lifestyle. It these injuries happen to the testes, there are high possibilities that the level of testosterone production is reduced or even stopped.
- TESTICULAR CANCER: cancer is a serious disease that is caused when cells in the body grow in a way that is uncontrolled and not normal. When it happens to the testes, it hinders the production of testosterone and other sex hormones.
- INFECTION: some infections like staphylococcus, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, epididymitis (inflammation of the epididymis), etc. can cause low testosterone. These infections are sometimes sexually transmitted while some are as a result of other factors.
- HIV/AIDS: it is observed from researches conducted that one out of three people living with HIV have low testosterone. Although this is not only the case, it is worthy of note that other problems could lead to this.
- TYPE 2 DIABETES: men who suffer from type 2 diabetes are likely to have low testosterone level. This type of diabetes is known to be caused by insulin resistance or reduced insulin sensitivity, which could lead to other health problems, low T level inclusive.
- Genetic diseases: certain genetic diseases like Klinefelter and Kallmann syndromes, myotonic dystrophy can cause low production of testosterone.
- Having discussed about some possible causes of low testosterone level, it is also important that we know that “LOW TESTOSTERONE CAN BE CAUSED BY MANY FACTORS”, and in as much as these causes are physical and/or genetically, there are arguments in some quarters that some are caused by certain spiritual problems. The issue of being caused spiritually has been backed up with the fact that some people go for checkup and end up finding out that they are medically ok, but they still experience the symptoms associated with low testosterone.