9 Facts About Testosterone (For Men)

9 Facts About Testosterone

We shall be making a list post on  facts about testosterone. As men testosterone is the most important hormone that our body needs. It is the foundation of our manliness. It is what defines us.

I am writing this particular posts with hope that it serves as some kind of go get resource on the subject which is a very necessary knowledge for men out there. In fact information on this male hormone is so important that the male child should be allowed access to it from an early age.

Without much ado, let’s begin.

Facts About Testosterone.

  • . The hormone can be found in both men and women. While it is much in males, it is found in lesser amounts in women.
  • . The testicles is the production center for the hormone in men. While in women its the ovaries that is responsible for making the hormone, though in much smaller amounts.
  • . The normal range of testosterone for men is between 250 and 1100 ng/dL for adult males, and between 8 and 60 ng/dL for adult females, according to the Mayo Clinic .
  • . Testosterone production starts to increase significantly during puberty, and begins to dip after age 30.
  • . Women with excessive testosterone may develop masculine features.
  • . Abnormally high levels of testosterone could be the result of an adrenal gland disorder, or even cancer of the testes.
  • Boys with higher levels of the male hormone may begin puberty much earlier than others.
  • During puberty, the hormone helps build a man’s muscles, deepens his voice, and boosts the size of his penis and testes
  • Health conditions that can lead to lower levels of testosterone in our system. Are as follows:

 

  1.  Injury to the testicles
  2. Testicular cancer or treatment for testicular cancer
  3. Hormonal disorders
  4. Infection
  5. HIV/AIDS
  6. Chronic liver or kidney disease
  7. Type 2 diabetes
  8. Obesity
  9. Stress
  10. Hemochromatosis (too much iron in the body)
  11. Chronic kidney failure
  12. Cirrhosis of the liver
  13. Stress