So, you have low testosterone. What does that mean? Let’s start by talking about what testosterone is and what it does for your body. Testosterone is a hormone produced by the human body. This hormone is mainly produced by men in the male reproductive glands (testicles). This hormone stimulates sperm production, a man’s sex drive, and develops and maintains muscle mass and bone density. Having low testosterone means your testosterone levels fall below 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). For reference, the average rate of testosterone falls between 300 - 1,000 ng/dL, according to the FDA. Keep reading to learn about the different symptoms you may experience and the different treatment options that are available to you.
1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture. Those statistics surpass the likelihood of developing prostate cancer. Men are also frequently older than women when they experience their first fracture, making it more likely to have severe consequences or death. Given these facts, there are still a lot of misconceptions surrounding osteoporosis in men. We are setting the record straight and debunking some of the most common myths so men can be aware of their risk and get the help they need.