In men with type 2 diabetes, testosterone levels are likely to be low. Increasing the male hormone may help patients control the disease by decreasing their insulin resistance.
Low testosterone can affect a man's life in many ways, from reduced sex drive to lack of energy. Now it seems low levels of this hormone may be related to joint disease.
Statins are effective and popular cholesterol-lowering medications. But they also have some possible side effects, including memory loss and high blood sugar. Now lower testosterone may join the list.
An estimated 43 million Americans use pain medicine on a daily basis. Men taking daily doses of pain medicine may experience an unwanted side effect: low testosterone.
Metabolic syndrome refers to a group of symptoms that may be related to obesity centered around the hormone-sensitive area of the belly.