Sexual disorders need to be considered as a health condition and not an embarrassment. That is the only way in which these disorders can be treated in a timely and efficient way, in order to restore the patient’s normal life. Unlike the past, more men are opening up about their issues in the presence of a doctor. This is a good sign, considering they are now reaping the benefits of medical science in the field of sexual disorders, while most of them get back to their regular life and enjoy their sexual well being, courtesy to some pat breaking treatments.
The list is too long to name all common sexual disorders that men face these days. Although, one problem that men have been visiting the doctors is for complaints about low testosterone levels in them. Low levels of testosterone essentially mean a much inferior sex drive in them, which subsequently translate to a failing sex life.
What is testosterone and what about its decline?
Testosterone is a hormone which has many important responsibilities, including hair growth and a healthy sex drive.
Testosterone comes alive during puberty and helps immensely in building muscles, the clear, profound changes in one’s voice, as well as boosting the size of the testicles and penis. As the person reaches adulthood, it is the reason, why men can keep their bones healthy and muscles intact for as long as they can, and most importantly, maintains one’s level of interest in sex. It could be called the hormone that makes a man, a man.
Now when the person, generally after the age of 30, visibly start complaining of a failing sex life, they often blame it on the advancing age. However, this is a mistake on many levels, as this problem is attributed to the low levels of testosterone production in the body, which is the root of the problem.
However, the most critical question remains to know what level is too low? Well, The normal range for testosterone is calculated at about 300 nanograms/deciliter (ng/dl). The upper limit remains about 800, but when the levels show below than usual during blood tests, then the problem could be attributed to being caused by the following underlying issues –
- Hormonal disorders
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Testicular cancer
- Treatment for testicular cancer (Ongoing or in the past)
- Testicle injury
- Any specific infection
Other reasons for low testosterone levels include ageing, which undoubtedly contributes to the problem, but also several medicines the man must be consuming, as well as genetic conditions that could trigger the lowering of the testosterone levels.
There are many kinds of treatments made available but is advised only when the person is showing symptoms of low levels. On the other hand, there are different purposes for the procedures as well. For instance, if a couple is finding it difficult to get pregnant, then gonadotropin injections are the kind of treatments one might receive, to boost the body’s ability to produce more testosterone. This treatment is also known to improve sperm count.
On the other hand, there are the implantable testosterone pellets, a more advanced form of treatment, which works over the course of 3-4 months. Then additionally there are other options such as injections and nasal gels.
Finally, for those who seek treatments, the benefits are plenty. With a good sex life ceases depression and boosts one’s physical and mental health to reasonable levels. If you have problems with your performances and are wondering if its age or any other factor; the problem might be that of low testosterone levels. So consult with CSM’s Dr Srinivas Madhavaram for a better know how of how you might be doing with your testosterone levels.