Low testosterone is usually a problem that affects older men. Most people do not even realize that low testosterone can affect young, healthy men. In fact, low testosterone can affect any mature male at any age. While this problem is not very common among young men, it does not mean that it does not happen. No matter the reason, low testosterone in a young and otherwise healthy male is not normal. These men might be ideal candidates for low testosterone replacement therapy through Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson, AZ.
The causes of low testosterone within a young, healthy population of men can be numerous. Here are a few causes of low-T:
- Primary Hypogonadism: This is also known as testicular failure and means that a man’s testicles have the inability to produce testosterone. This can be due to illness, disease, or injury to one or both of the testicles. Primary hypogonadism may also occur when there is a loss of one testicle due to injury.
- Secondary Hypogonadism: This disorder explains that there may be a decrease in testosterone production due to a problem of hormonal communication between the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. This “miscommunication” can cause the body to naturally produce less testosterone.
- Addiction: Young men that have an addiction to opiates or steroids may suffer from a decreased production of testosterone. These abused substances cause the body to produce less testosterone by affecting hormones and other natural body functions.
Low testosterone may be rare in young men, but it can still occur. Speaking with a physician at Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson, AZ might be the perfect way to find a testosterone replacement therapy option that works for you. Contact our office today for a full evaluation.