The most important thing about testosterone therapy is to educate the patient. Manuel Torres, Family Medicine Physician at Baptist Health Primary Care, says the theory about men who have lower testosterone than normal comes from the possibility that body fat can affect your hormonal response in a healthy fashion.
‘So, as men tend to gain body fat, they can actually begin to sort of turn off our ability to make testosterone and that’s where the problem begins to come from. So, if I have a patient that I feel has significant risk factors that is headed in that direction, I need to start to curb those behaviors to help him’, he highlights.
Some reasons for low testosterone are injury to the testicles, testicular cancer or treatment for testicular cancer, hormonal disorders, infection, HIV / AIDS, among others.