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Low testosterone (low-T) can be caused by hypogonadism, conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, liver or kidney disease, hormonal disorders, and certain infections. Symptoms of low-T include insomnia, increased body fat, reduced muscle, infertility and other sexual changes, depression, and worsening of congestive heart failure or sleep apnea. Low-T can be treated with testosterone therapy in the form of gels, injections, pellets, or skin patches.

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Terms related to Low Testosterone (Low T):

  • Hyopgonadism, Primary
  • Hyopgonadism, Secondary
  • Hyopgonadism, Tertiary
  • Low-T
  • Primary Hyopgonadism
  • Secondary Hyopgonadism
  • Tertiary Hyopgonadism
  • Testosterone, Low