One of the most common problems faced today by young men is of low testosterone. This problem is not just common with young adults but also, in teens.
This is a big problem because these years constitute the prime years of your life during which your body grows the most which is why it is very important that these do not go to waste. The main problem, however, is not testosterone deficiency… It is the fact that most teens and young adults are unaware of this problem.
Many people tend to confuse this with signs and symptoms of puberty or over-active hormones. The problem with testosterone deficiency is that instead of the high levels of testosterones, growth hormones and dopamine, there is a high content of cortisol, estrogen, and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin.
Causes of Low Testosterone Among Young Men
Mentioned below are factors that cause low testosterone in young men:
There are some serious misunderstandings regarding hormones prevailing in society these days. Teens are being taught things like:
- You should eat multiple small meals to grow
- Morning erections are caused by urine pressing the bladder
- Egg yolks are bad for you
- Avoid all saturated fat
- You will die if you eat cholesterol
The above mentioned details are only partially true and can be very harmful towards testosterone development in young men.
#2 Harmful Chemicals
There US database constitutes a total of 50,000,000 chemicals, most of which are imitations of estrogen and they prove to be very bad for young men. One of these chemical is Bis-phenol-A and it is found in things like:
- Linings of canned goods
- Grocery store receipts
This chemical is used to change the sexual nature of frogs from male to female. Apart from this many experts believe that this substance is the cause of low testosterone among young men.
This is a very important factor that most young men don’t pay attention to. It is very important to pay attention to the nutritional content of whatever you eat and not just the taste.
Back in the old days this wasn’t much of a problem, however, now with the advent of fast food chains nutritious food is hard to come by. Nowadays teens are happy with fast food or ready to cook meals, along with energy drinks. This is a serious problem because it might lead to multiple nutritional deficiencies, and this coupled with the consumption of processed food, bad fats and sugary confectioneries leads to low testosterone production.
Being overweight or obesity is now a worldwide phenomenon which is the main culprit when it comes to low production of testosterone and high production of estrogen. The reason for this is that estrogen thrives in fat cells. This in turn leads to obesity among kids and young men. As obese kids are not likely to exercise much, it leads to a further decline in testosterone levels.
The problem of low testosterone can be treated in various ways. The method of treatment depends upon your preference. They include the following:
There are injections of testosterone available that are directly injected in a muscle. The symptoms will be subject to some level of inconsistency; however, this depends upon the rate at which the dose is administered. These include injections of substances like Sustanon 250.
This is a patch containing testosterone which you can apply on a number of places like the:
- Upper arm
During this treatment you need to be sure that you apply the patch to different areas of the skin in order to prevent an adverse reaction.
The application of the gel depends on the brand, for instance:
- AndroGel, Testim needs to be applied onto your shoulder or on the upper arm
- Axiron needs to be applied under each armpit.
- Fortesta needs to be pumped on the thighs
You need to apply the gel and then wait for it to dry and your body will take in the testosterone from that. The biggest benefit of this method is that it has low chances of causing adverse skin reactions.
Once applied you must not shower for a few hours and avoid any skin to skin contact with any other individual.
#4 Implantable pellets
Use can get Testopel, which are testosterone pellets which are surgically placed under the skin, after a period of three to six months.
Taking testosterone orally
This method is not recommended because it can lead to possible liver problems.
There are multiple risks involved with testosterone therapy, which have to be considered before you opt for it. These risks include:
- Enlarged breasts
- Sleep apnea
- Limited sperm production
- Stimulating noncancerous growth of the prostate
- Stimulating growth of existing prostate cancer
- Blood clots forming in the veins.
- Risk of a heart attack.