What is testosterone deficiency(TD)

Low testosterone or hypogonadism, is a medical condition in which the testes (testicles, the male reproductive glands) do not produce enough testosterone (the male sex hormone).2-4 While it is common for testosterone levels to progressively decline in men as they get older,6 low testosterone can occur even in young men, especially if they have developed a belly or have an excess amount of total body fat.7 Other possible causes for low testosterone in younger men is life/work stress9 and use of medications, such as opioids,10 selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)11 and statins.12 Therefore, low testosterone is not just an “old man’s problem”. Causes of testosterone deficiency in young men include underlying genetic conditions, environmental factors or past injuries and infections.13