Handling Any Testosterone Deficiency To Any Specialist?
Afternoon, I want to check about the lack of the hormone testosterone. Can you go to a urology specialist because there are no Andrology specialists here? Thanks in advance
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Testosterone is an important hormone whose function is in regulating the development of secondary sexual organs in men. This hormone also plays a role in regulating muscle mass formation, red blood cell count, bone growth, sexual function, and mental comfort.
Decreased testosterone can be a natural condition along with the aging process (when a man is over 30 years old). However, if it occurs earlier, this condition can indicate an abnormality. The cause of this condition can be due to testicular damage (for example due to injury or infection), side effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer, genetic abnormalities (for example in people with Klinefelter's syndrome), hemochromatosis, disorders of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus, sarcoidosis, other chronic diseases (including kidney failure , cirrhosis), alcoholism, obesity, psychological stress, to side effects of drugs (usually drugs that are often used to treat prostate cancer or corticosteroids).
Clinically, men with testosterone deficiency can experience a decrease in sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, to experience mental disorders, such as depression, always feeling unwell, difficulty concentrating, and so on. From a physical point of view, men with testosterone deficiency can also experience decreased muscle mass, increased body fat, changes in cholesterol and blood fat levels, decreased levels of hemoglobin, osteoporosis, and fine hairs in the body also decreases. However, the emergence of a variety of clinical symptoms does not necessarily ensure that someone has a testosterone deficiency. A comprehensive examination is needed before making a diagnosis of this disease, including hormonal examination and other supporting tests.
For proper detection and good handling of testosterone deficiency, ideally you do check directly to a specialist in andrology. However, if these facilities are not available, you can also consult with a specialist in urology surgery.
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