Is Low Testosterone Dangerous to My Health?
If you’re experiencing low testosterone and don’t seek medical intervention, Marc Alexander MD, of Queen City Physicians – Western Hills Internal Medicine, says there’s one main health ramification you could experience: osteoporosis.
“People who are androgen-deficient will probably develop osteoporosis,” he explains. A drop in testosterone in men is one of the leading causes of bone loss.
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Other potential health problems associated with low testosterone in men include:
- Lipid abnormalities (which are associated with an increased risk for vascular disease)
How Can I Naturally Increase Testosterone Levels?
The heavier you are, the more estrogen your body makes. Similarly, obesity can lead to liver disease, which applies to many diseases and disorders that cause the liver to function improperly. “In people with liver disease, the estrogen-testosterone ratio gets pushed more toward the estrogen side, so the heavier you are, the more estrogen you’re going to make,” Dr. Alexander explains.
For this reason, losing weight and getting your body mass index down to a healthy level is one way to naturally increase testosterone levels.
Last Updated: November 21, 2013