A Legitimate Concern: The Health Risks of Untreated, Chronic Low T

Experts estimate that as many as 20% of men in their 60s suffer from chronic hypogonadism (the technical term for Low T), with ever-increasing numbers of younger men in their 30s, 40s, and 50s being diagnosed each year.

It seems odd to us medical professionals, who have based our careers on sound, validated medical research, that marketing spin and rumors about health carry so much weight with otherwise logical, intelligent people.

A man in a denim shirt leans back against a shiny wall. He is rubbing his forehead, perhaps worried about chronic Low T Health Risks.

Low T is not immune from the rumor mill. We meet men suffering symptoms who have long avoided treatment because of shaky, outdated, or misinterpreted information they’ve heard regarding Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)—that it causes serious side effects like:

In fact, medical experts know that the true danger is carrying on life with the harmful baggage of chronic, untreated Low T. 

We’d like to provide you with the facts about Low T health risks.

Low T Health Risks: A Summary

Low T has a number of common symptoms that apply broadly, can really damage a man’s sense of wellbeing, and reduce his quality of living, which include:

  • Erectile difficulty
  • Low libido (sex drive)
  • Fatigue
  • Weight control problems
  • Depressed mood
  • Anxiety and trouble concentrating
  • Memory loss
  • Loss of body hair

The symptoms of Low T can drain your vitality, but what’s worse is this:

Chronically low levels of testosterone can leave your body without a key ingredient that keeps its systems functioning properly. A poorly functioning system over a prolonged period of time breaks down, leading to more serious research-supported medical risks like these: 

Attached to this list are links to more detailed information regarding many of these serious conditions that can result from your body being deprived of an important element for proper functioning and repair from the damage of exercise and daily living.

While perhaps difficult to prove a direct causal connection to many of these, we know for certain that if you suffer from chronic, clinically diagnosed Low T, and leave it untreated for a significant period of time, your health could be at risk.

The Low T Health Risks Vs. The TRT Health Benefits

Low testosterone is an actual medical condition. The symptoms and the associated health risks are real, but so are the benefits of treatment.

Tired of not feeling well but still having reservations because of those rumors you’ve heard? Examine the facts to dispel rumors and misinformation. You have safe, reliable treatment options to help you escape the self-perpetuating roundabout of Low T and medical distress. Evidence compiled by the medical community indicates that the severity of these Low T health risks decreases when testosterone levels are restored and maintained within a normal range. 

The most effective way to accomplish that aim is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT).

Our comprehensive guide contains key facts and answers to the most common questions regarding the treatment of chronic Low T and the path to restoring the vibrant you that you can be.

Read Our Comprehensive TRT Guide


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(Augie) Juan Augustine Galindo Jr. MPAS, PA-C

(Augie) Juan Augustine Galindo Jr. MPAS, PA-C started his career in healthcare as a fireman/paramedic in West Texas where he served on the Midland Fire Department from 1998-2004.   He became interested in testosterone treatment after seeing how hormone replacement doctors helped those suffering from low testosterone.   After graduating from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Physician Assistant Program, he moved to DFW where he currently lives with his wife and three children.

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