One thing that many men do not understand is the fact that diabetes and low testosterone are often diseases that affect a man at the same time. Research is finding that men that are affected by diabetes are more likely to suffer from low testosterone. While one doesn’t necessarily mean the other, they often affect men at the same time. For these men, it is important to learn how testosterone replacement therapy through Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson can help offset the detrimental effects of low-T as they combat their type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
When men are diagnosed with low testosterone, it is more likely that their bodies will begin to abnormally produce insulin. This biological process can lead a man into type 2 diabetes where the body does not utilize insulin. Researchers believe that weight has a lot to do with low testosterone and diabetes. Men who are overweight can suffer from one or both of these disorders at a higher rate than men who keep a healthy body weight. The higher the body mass index (BMI), the higher the likelihood of obesity related disorders.
Many believe low testosterone can be a side effect of type 2 diabetes due to the complications that involve the pituitary gland. Men with diabetes have an overactive pituitary gland because it must work harder to keep up with the demands of insulin production due to the excess free glucose. As the pituitary gland releases most hormones for normal body function, the overproduction of insulin may lead to a underproduction of testosterone.
To learn more about how diabetes and low testosterone may be linked, contact a physician at Men’s Vitality Center. We can help men who are affected by low testosterone by beginning a testosterone replacement therapy program so they no longer suffer ill side effects. We can also help men manage and control their type 2 diabetes. Call today for an appointment.