The human body is one incredibly complex machine and one of the most amazing substances produced in it is called testosterone. This hormone is mainly produced in the testes. But, in various instances, the normal level of production is not attained. Many men and women are considering testosterone supplements.
According to Basic & Clinical Pharmacology by Bertram Katzung, approximately 8mg of testosterone is produced in men every 24 hours. Low testosterone levels can be as a result of cancer, trauma to the testis, drugs, infections or even genetic disorientations. Whatever the cause or etiology of the condition, there are various effects.
A noticeable decrease in sexual performance is one of the most important effects of a low level of testosterone production. Since testosterone is the principal hormone regulating sexual performance in males (such as libido, erection and even stamina), it is understandable that a man with low testosterone becomes ‘limp’ during coitus and that is not too good for both sexual partners. The loss of libido and the disturbing recurrence of erectile dysfunction can cause serious psychological trauma for many men, especially those who had hitherto enjoyed an active sexual life.
Apart from the fact that a low testosterone level in the blood decreases libido, it also leads to an obvious decrease in the bulk and strength of muscles in the body. There can also be loss of pubic, chest or axillary (armpit) hair in some instances while many men with the condition discover that they are easily fatigued, especially upon little exertion.
In some other men, mood swings (which can be violent) anxiety and depression have been reported. Insomnia (chronic inability to sleep) is the result of a decreased production of testosterone in some other males. For those with these symptoms, an appointment with a trained medical professional or a certified alternative practitioner will be very beneficial..