When people hear the words “low testosterone” they automatically think of men older than 50 years. Yes, men that are over the age of 30 will begin to experience insignificant drops in testosterone production, but these changes are mostly  imperceptible. While most men that suffer from low testosterone are of a certain age, this is a problem that can affect young men as well. Testosterone replacement therapy in Tucson that is offered by Men’s Vitality Clinic is geared towards men of any age.

Low testosterone is a problem with the natural testosterone production of the testes. There are two forms of hypogonadism (low testosterone production); primary and secondary. Primary hypogonadism is due to a problem with the testicles. Secondary hypogonadism is due to an abnormality of the hypothalamus or the pituitary glands. These two structures regulate testosterone production of the testicles. While advanced age is one of the most common reasons why men suffer from hypogonadism, this isn’t the case when hypogonadism affects young men.

Young men can suffer from many different things that affects the normal testosterone production. First, if a young man has sustained an injury or disease to his testicles, he may suffer from hypogonadism. This is more prevalent in young men that have lost one of his testicles due to injury. If a testicle never descended during adolescence, low testosterone may be an issue.  Also, men may suffer from genetic abnormalities that affect testosterone production such as Klinefelter’s Syndrome. Certain illnesses, disorders, and diseases can also affect testosterone production in young men; certain cancers, mumps, increased iron levels, pituitary problems, obesity, etc.

Contrary to popular belief, low testosterone can affect men of all ages. Young men may be candidates for testosterone replacement therapy in Tucson through Men’s Vitality Clinic. Make an appointment today if there are questions about this important hormone.