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Low Testosterone (Low-T) (cont.)

How is low testosterone prevented?

Low-T that is caused by genetic factors cannot be prevented, nor can low-T be prevented if the underlying cause is a disease caused by inherited genetic factors or necessary treatments such as chemotherapy. However, some causes that can result in low-T such as obesity, smoking, and drug abuse may be avoided by changing a person's lifestyle. These changes may prevent or delay the onset of low-T. In addition, early diagnosis and treatment may prevent muscle and bone loss.

Medically reviewed by Joseph Palermo, D.O.; American Osteopathic Board Certified Internal Medicine

REFERENCES: Low Testosterone Medscape CME Expert Column Series. Issue 1: Testosterone Deficiency in Men: Common and Under-recognized. Low Testosterone.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2014

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