Low Testosterone Linked to Increased Mortality Risk

Symptoms of low levels include lack of focus, increased body fat, constant fatigue, depression, or low libido.

Men with low levels of testosterone have a greater mortality rate from any cause, compared with those who had higher levels, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reported.

The study included 149,436 men between the ages of 40 and 69, who enrolled in the UK Biobank from 2006 to 2010. Blood samples collected at enrollment were analyzed for serum testosterone. The subjects were followed from recruitment through April 2020.

During the follow up period, 10,053 deaths were documented, including 1,925 from cardiovascular disease and 4,927 from cancer.

Compared to men whose testosterone levels were among the top 20% of participants, those whose testosterone levels were among the lowest 20% had a 14% greater risk of dying from any cause and a 20% greater risk of dying from cancer during the follow up period.

If you are having signs of low testosterone such as lack of focus, depression, constant fatigue, increase in body fat or low libido, it's time to make an appointment. Go online to schedule or give us a call today at 806-355-8263.

Author
Gerald M. Parker, D.O. Gerald M. Parker, D.O. Dr. Parker has been practicing as a Doctor of Osteopathy for over 30 years in the Amarillo area. He specializes in treating allergies, atherosclerosis, hormones, pain, obesity, and strokes. Dr. Parker has had ample training in the field of stem cell therapy and completed module I and II workshops by the American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians. He is a member of various organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic College of Pain Management and Sclerotherapy, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and American College of Regenerative Medicine. He's received recognition as a Physician of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Physician’s Advisory Board and is on Marquis’ “Who’s Who in the World” and “Who’s Who in Medicine” list. Dr. Parker has shared his expertise on TV shows, such as “The Today Show,” and “That’s Incredible.”

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