It is not uncommon to hear nowadays that modern men not only look less masculine, but also their abilities as the stronger sex have become quite modest. After all, it is quite rare now to meet a man capable of daily sex even among 20-year-olds, although this should be the norm up to 60 years of age and beyond! What is happening?
What are the symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men?
A decrease in androgen levels can be detected by the absence of sexual desire and a depressed psychological state. The main symptoms include:
- decreased libido or complete absence;
- impaired erection;
- reduced volume of ejaculate during ejaculation;
- absence or decrease in pleasure from sexual intercourse;
- lethargy, lack of interest in life;
- rapid physical fatigue, lack of energy;
- impaired memory, absent-mindedness;
- decreased muscle mass and increased subcutaneous fat;
- unexpected hot flashes (sudden heat), excessive sweating;
- reduction in secondary sexual characteristics (voice becomes higher, breast enlargement, in more advanced cases - facial features change to a more feminine type).
In recent decades, researchers have identified a trend towards a significant decrease in testosterone levels in American and European men. Dr. Thomas Travison from the New England Research Institute in Watertown, Massachusetts, notes that a 65-year-old man in 2002 would have had a testosterone level 15 percent lower than a 65-year-old man in 1987. Meanwhile, researchers from Israel, the United States, Denmark, Brazil, and Spain report in a joint study that the total number of sperm in male ejaculate decreased by 59.3 percent between 1971 and 2011 in Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.