The need for testosterone replacement therapy is on the rise, and testosterone levels in men have dropped substantially in the past few decades.
According to one study, testosterone replacement therapy prescription increased by almost 90% from 2001 to 2010 in the UK alone.
You would expect this to be a trend that affects older men. However, what’s most concerning is that it affects growing numbers of young men under 30.
But aren’t young men supposed to produce high levels of testosterone?
Low Testosterone Symptoms In Young Males
Low testosterone doesn’t differentiate between young and old. The symptoms of low testosterone in men are the same regardless of your age.
It’s just that the symptoms in young men are more pronounced. This is because you’re essentially going through old age – yet you’ve not even reached 30!
Common symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Lack of energy
- Low libido
- Increased body fat
- Brain fog
As you can see, these symptoms of low testosterone hardly make for pleasant reading. And suffering these symptoms is not a great experience.
But what causes them in the first place?
What Causes Low Testosterone In Men Under 30?
There are two main categories for testosterone deficiency, also known as hypogonadism.
Primary hypogonadism derives from a problem in the testes. This means the testes don’t function correctly and therefore the production of testosterone is interrupted.
Examples of conditions that cause primary hypogonadism include:
- An injury to the testicles. An impact injury – e.g.from sport, may impair testicular function and testosterone production.
- Cancer. The removal of testes due to testicular cancer. Chemotherapy can also inhibit testosterone production.
Secondary hypogonadism means the testicles function correctly, but testosterone production is impaired due to a problem with the hypothalamus or pituitary gland.
Examples of conditions that cause secondary hypogonadism include:
- Metabolic syndrome and obesity.
- Pituitary disorders. E.g.pituitary adenoma.
If you experience trauma to the testes, suffer some form of pituitary disorder or Klinefelter’s syndrome, the reason for testosterone deficiency is more clear cut.
But what happens if the cause is not really clear – i.e. you cannot pinpoint the exact cause?
Well, there are several contributing factors for the recent decline in testosterone among young men. And chief among them are the toxins and endocrine disruptors in our environment.
For example, xenoestrogens found in plastics mimic estrogen and bind to estrogen receptors in your body.
Estrogen levels rise and testosterone levels drop.
Add in car exhaust fumes, a compromised water supply and god knows what else in our environment, and you have the perfect storm for low testosterone.
So, today we have untold numbers of young men walking around with low testosterone. Now you know why.
Treatment For Low T & The Forces Working Against You
Low testosterone is a death sentence for any man, and doubly so when you’re young and in the prime of life.
However, the treatment for low testosterone in young men is not straightforward. Understand there are cultural forces working against you.
Firstly, there is a medical establishment that refuses to recognise low testosterone in young males. Indeed, most doctors remain stumped as to what causes low testosterone in men under 30.
And so they act as if the problem doesn’t exist.
Young men who visit doctors with the symptoms of low testosterone are often turned away. Doctors tell them they’re ‘too young’ to suffer from low T. Or their testosterone levels are well within the ‘normal range’. This is despite the fact they show testosterone levels of old men.
Better yet, they tell you to take anti-depressants (SSRIs):
Because low testosterone couldn’t possibly be the issue!
Furthermore, the media perpetuates myths about testosterone replacement therapy. They want you to believe it’s dangerous; the same as taking steroids!
Apparently real life and sports are the same thing. What’s more, it’s cheating to go on testosterone replacement!
This warped way of thinking has infected all levels of society.
So much so that those around may try and dissuade you from TRT when you show an interest in improving your health.
They’ll tell you they’re concerned about it because it’s ‘dangerous.’ But if they were in the least bit discerning, they’d realise having low testosterone is more dangerous for your health.
In truth, if they were really concerned about your health they’d stop meddling.
But all is not lost.
What Can You Do About It?
I underwent testosterone replacement therapy at the age of 29. I did not want to accept a verdict of low testosterone and be consigned to the scrapheap.
Thankfully, I had a choice.
I chose a life of vitality and health. And if you have low testosterone, you can too.
Your first port of call is to find a doctor who specialises in hormone replacement therapy. Because your regular GP won’t make the grade.
I myself spent months seeking out the right doctor. I trawled through internet to find the best possible doctor. Even then, I was hesitant to trust the word of an anonymous poster on a forum.
That was 2 years ago and much has changed since then. More and more progressive doctors recognise the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy.
Indeed, Europe still has a way to go for testosterone replacement therapy. However, Balance My Hormones provides an excellent service for men suffering from low testosterone.
I hear stories daily from young men who are dismissed and sometimes laughed at by their doctors.
Without the help of a progressive physician, their health and quality of life can take a serious a nose dive. They may even resort to self-medication without the supervision of a doctor, as they can’t find an alternative.
Young men that suffer from low testosterone probably never thought in their wildest dreams they
I know I never did.
It’s difficult to truly pinpoint what causes low testosterone in men under 30. And it seems the likely causes are beyond our individual control.
Perhaps as a species we can work toward making our planet safer, so that endocrine disruption and hormonal imbalance becomes a thing of the past.
In the meantime the problem is here to stay. Therefore, you can choose to dwell on it or act and do something about it.
If you’re a young man reading this, don’t endure a life of misery:
Take charge of your health today.