A Testosterone Primer

A Testosterone Primer

What is Testosterone?:

The hormone, testosterone is created in the testes of men as well as in the adrenal gland. The hormone plays a large part in the normal physical development. Testosterone has many functions, some of which include:

  • It is responsible for the development of male genitalia as a fetus develops.
  • It is the hormone that increases growth of the penis during the stages of puberty.
  • It controls both muscle mass and height.
  • It drives the growth of hair.
  • It is responsible for the libido and aids in the production of sperm in adult males.
  • It aids in bone strengthening.

Low testosterone development can often lead to a number of medical problems. In males low testosterone can cause any of the following to occur:

  • Lower sexual interest
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Lower volume of sperm
  • Breast enlargement
  • Quickening of the aging process

There are ways to increase the amount of testosterone in the body. This can be done with injections, creams, patches and pulls. There are also a number of supplements, as well as foods that can enhance the bodys ability to produce testosterone. Testosterone therapy should be performed only under the strict care of a medical practitioner.

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