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How Low Testosterone Levels Increase the Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Men

Research is beginning to show the relationship between low testosterone and type 2 diabetes in men. A study published in 2016 showed the connection between testosterone and insulin production.

Insulin controls how the body processes sugars, and without it, too much sugar in the body can lead to type 2 diabetes and its complications.

Why Levels of Hormones Change in Men

After a man reaches the age of 30, his testosterone levels will naturally begin to drop every year after that. So as he ages, he will begin to have serious health consequences because of it. But younger men can also have low levels of this hormone if they are obese. Fat increases the amount of estrogen that a man’s body produces. If he has too much fat, his estrogen levels will get too high. This causes estrogen dominance that reduces the production of testosterone.

Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Men

Men who don’t have enough of this essential hormone will have difficulty losing weight, especially in their abdomen and chest. Their emotional well-being will suffer too, since this hormone is what helps men have self-confidence, strength, and vitality. If the levels get too low, some men will develop depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

Treating Low Hormone Levels in Men

Luckily, men don’t have to suffer with this condition. There are many treatment options available to reverse the low hormone levels so men can start feeling like their old selves again. One of the options is hormone replacement therapy. The hormone is given in the form of a supplement or injection to men on a regular basis, so their hormones can become stable again.

But if the condition is caused by obesity, then men can also receive treatment for weight loss along with the hormone therapy. This is often the best route to take, since it is difficult to lose weight when hormone levels are low. So if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of low hormone levels, give Evolved Medical a call for a consultation.

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