What Is Testosterone?

Testosterone, the main male sex hormone, is both anabolic in both sexes. In men, testosterone primarily plays a role in the development of masculine male reproductive organs like testes, prostate, and testicles, as well as increasing the strength of secondary features like increased bone and muscle mass. In women, testosterone plays an important role in breast development, and in both sexes, it is an important cause of muscle mass.

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 Testosterone helps increase lean muscle mass, it may play a role in reducing fat mass, it may help prevent androgenic alopecia (hair loss), and it can promote fat loss and muscle growth. One of the most important roles that testosterone has on the male reproductive system, however, is in maintaining sperm quality. For many men, their testosterone levels drop as they age. This is known as hypoandrogenism and may be related to various changes in hormone levels.

Testosterone in its anabolic state may have some undesirable side effects, too. One of these side effects is commonly referred to as DHT, which is a by-product of testosterone production and is believed to cause hair loss and some cancers. DHT can be synthesized naturally by the body, but in extreme cases the body may not be able to produce enough DHT, resulting in balding. For Scalp Micropigmentation London, visit His Hair Clinic, providers of Scalp Micropigmentation London services.

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It is not uncommon for men to experience side effects from testosterone treatments that cause erectile dysfunction, anxiety, depression, weight gain, heart attack, acne, low libido, or an increase in body fat.