Testosterone - Renew Medical Center

What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is a crucial hormone that plays many key roles in the human body. As the primary male sex hormone, testosterone is responsible for the development of male reproductive tissues and secondary sexual characteristics such as:

Beyond reproduction, testosterone also:

Both men and women naturally produce testosterone, although men produce significantly higher levels. Testosterone peaks during adolescence and young adulthood, after which it gradually declines with age.

While testosterone is critical for health, imbalances can cause problems. Low testosterone (low T) can sap strength, energy, and sex drive while also increasing body fat and risk of osteoporosis. Meanwhile, excess testosterone from performance-enhancing drugs or steroid abuse can lead to side effects like:

If you suspect abnormal testosterone levels, see your doctor. A simple blood test can determine if hormone therapy or lifestyle changes may help get your T level on track.

Now you know the basics on the powerhouse hormone testosterone! By supporting vital masculine traits while also mediating female metabolism and wellbeing, testosterone allows the human body to function at its vigorous and vivacious best!

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