Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group and is found in both men and women. testosterone is primarily secreted in the testes of males and the ovaries of females, and small amounts are also secreted by the adrenal glands. It’s normal for the body to slow production of testosterone (hypogonadism) between the ages of 30-40
Hormone imbalance (mainly testosterone) in males results in major complaints of erectile dysfunction, infertility, low sex drive, breast development (gynaecomastia), depression, loss of muscle strength, decreased bone density, falling of hair and lowered energy levels
Testosterone is the principal male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid. In men, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as sex organs, muscle growth and the prostate. Testosterone is also responsible for sex drive and energy levels as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as facial hair and deepening of the voice.
Females are more sensitive to the testosterone hormone which supports female sexual desire and the maintenance of healthy bones and muscles. On average, an adult male produces about ten times more testosterone than an adult female. While testosterone is essential for good health and well-being, the role of Testosterone in both men and women’s bodies goes beyond sex drive and muscles.
Common symptoms of low testosterone in men include:
-Decreased sex drive
-Inability to focus
-Decreased muscle mass
-Decreased physical strength
Testosterone is the same hormone that causes both acne and beard growth, it can also cause the beginning stages of baldness and hair loss. In the presence of androgens, testosterone, and its related hormone DHT, can cause some hair follicles to regress and die. The adrenal glands located above each of our kidneys produce Testosterone, as well as the female ovaries and male testis. Natural supplement replacement with Testosterone can reduce the beginning stages of hair loss and amplify hair follicle strength.
Causes of Low Testosterone
-Hypogonadism, in which underactive testes do not manufacture enough testosterone (low testosterone is also called low-T, or hypogonadism)
-Chronic kidney or liver disease
-Chronic obstructive lung disease
-Metabolic disorders like obesity or type 2 diabetes
-Cancers such as testicular cancer, or a prolactin-secreting tumor (prolactinoma) in the pituitary gland.
Other Causes of Hormone Imbalances in Men
-Diet: A diet high in refined carbohydrates can increase insulin resistance and lead to sex hormone problems.
-Stress and adrenal fatigue: Adrenal fatigue is thought to upregulate aromatase, which leads to high estrogen and low testosterone.
-Environmental chemicals: Personal care products, plastics, and other environmental chemicals contain chemicals called xenoestrogens, which are known to cause hormone imbalances.
-Too much exercise: Excessive amounts of endurance and cardio exercise can lead to high estrogen and low testosterone. High-intensity interval and strength training are better options to avoid hormone imbalances in men.
-Excessive alcohol: Drinking too much alcohol can lower testosterone level.
Advantage of Homeopathic Treatment
Homeopathic mode of treatment offers help in many hormone related health conditions including low testosterone. Homeopathic medicines are safe and work on the root cause of the condition to improve testosterone levels in males. The treatment option available in the conventional mode of medicine is hormone replacement. These are temporary measures and carry a host of side effects. Homeopathy uses natural medicines to treat low testosterone levels and therefore, does not have any toxic side-effects. Medicine s like agnus cast ,avena sativa ,lyco ,sabal conium ,testes etc are very helpful.
Homoeopathic medicines help by stimulating the testes to produce sufficient testosterone hormone needed to carry out normal functions rather than temporarily supplementing testosterone from an external source.