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Testosterone: How Is It Made And Why Is It Important?

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Our body works with various systems working together in a great complexity. One of those systems is the endocrine system which regulates the working of the various hormones in the body. There are various hormones which regulate many functions in the body. One of the most commonly known hormones is thyroxine which regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland. There is another hormone in the body known as testosterone which is commonly believed to be present only in men but that is a myth. It is present in both males and females and is one of the most important regulatory hormones in the body. It is extremely helpful for the reproduction, muscle strength and bone maintenance.


About Testosterone

Testosterone produced by gonads Leydig cells in the testes in all the men and ovaries in women. The small quantities produced under adrenal glands as well androgen encourages the male characteristics development. The greater level of this hormone production in men and women initiates the male reproductive organs development both internal and external to the foetal growth and important for sperm production. The hormone indicates the body to create potential new blood cells, stay bone stronger. And make sure muscles stronger during and later puberty along with improves libido in men and women. This hormone is linked to pubic hair growth, prostate gland and testes, height, aggressive and sexual behaviour. It stimulates the luteinizing hormone secretion and stimulates follicle hormone.

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How Is Testosterone Made?


Testosterone is produced in small amounts by the adrenal glands at the top of the kidneys and in the testicles in males and ovaries in females. While the hypothalamus finds the body needs additional testosterone production called as gonadotropin creates the way to the pituitary gland in the rear part of the brain. While the pituitary gland identifies the release of gonadotropin hormone. It begins production of two hormones luteinizing and follicle stimulating hormone. While the LH and FSH reach the testicles. They express to carry out two different things FSH starts sperm production when the LH encourages Leydig cells in the testicles to make more testosterone.

What Does Lack Of Testosterone Cause?

If the lack of testosterone secretion in the foetal growth, the foetus masculinization will stop working to occur normally as well deliver increase to lack of sex growth. If the lack of this hormone occurs in the puberty, the boy’s growth gets slow and lack of spurt seen. Moreover, the child may stop to create full sexual characteristics established with men in the puberty such as testes, penis growth, voice deepening and pubic hair growth. Lowered levels can cause disturbance of mood, muscle tone loss, body fat gain, lack of sexual performance and inadequate erections, memory loss, sleep difficulties, osteoporosis, etc.

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