Diabetes Testosterone (Total and Free)
Testosterone is a hormone that helps males and females, in the correct amount, maintain a healthy weight, create cholesterol, improve mental alertness, protect the heart, strengthen bones and increase sex drive. In females, high levels can lead to menstrual irregularity or infertility and more body hair than normal. In men, especially those with Type 2 diabetes, the symptoms are typically more drastic.
Symptoms for Low Testosterone
Aging affects testosterone levels. After age 30, most men experience a gradual decline. The decline is so gradual that most don’t experience noticeable symptoms related to it until they enter their 50s. Low testosterone levels can affect almost every major system in a man’s body. Testosterone helps men reduce body fat and improves the way their bodies handle insulin. Low testosterone is a common condition that often goes undiagnosed because its symptoms are similar to other conditions. Men with Type 2 diabetes are two times more likely to suffer from low testosterone than men without Type 2 diabetes, so it is usually recommended for diabetics to get tested for low testosterone levels prior to any symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms include:
● Mental fogginess/fuzziness
● Difficulty concentrating
● Muscle loss
● Weight gain
● Loss of facial hair
● Decreased sex drive
ARCpoint for Low Testosterone Testing
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