Oncourologist Stepanov: testosterone deficiency affects the development of prostate cancer

Urologist, oncourologist, candidate of medical sciences Nikita Stepanov told whether it is worth worrying if there is a deficiency of the main male hormone testosterone.

Insufficient production testosterone in the body is called androgen deficiency. It can occur at any age, that is, it is not a problem for the elderly. Is it worth worrying? Yes, says the doctor.

– Recent scientific studies have convincingly proven that testosterone deficiency affects the formation and development of most urological diseases in men, including prostate cancer, – Stepanov wrote in his blog.

Reasons lack of testosterone:

Testicular, that is, associated with the work of the testicles. The case may be in atherosclerotic lesions of the vessels of the testicles, inflammation, overheating, bad habits, tumors and injuries, hereditary disorders.
A sharp decrease in immunity against the background of autoimmune diseases. We are talking about obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, severe stress, overwork, and so on.

How to suspect a lack of testosterone? Signs:

  • decreased libido
  • impaired erection
  • decreased sperm count
  • hair loss
  • thinning and flabbiness of the skin
  • weight loss, loss of muscle mass
  • breast enlargement
  • constant fatigue⠀
  • obesity
  • unmotivated mood swings.

Naturally, the more points about you, the higher the likelihood that the whole thing is a lack of testosterone. :

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decrease in muscle volume
  • Obesity
  • Deteriorated mood
  • Depression

– If you suspect that you have problems with testosterone – do not roll your eyes, they say, this is only about sex, because it is primarily about your health! – emphasized the doctor.

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Nikita Stepanov Nikita Stepanov Medicine Urologist, oncourologist, candidate of medical sciences