Thursday, June 2, 2011

Importance of Maintaining Normal Testosterone Levels

I read that having normal testosterone levels is not only important for men, it plays a key role for women as well. For women, these sex hormones are thought to have important effects on Ovarian function, i.e., for the ovaries to work normally; maintain or increase Bone strength and may in a good way, regulate sexual behavior.

In men, testosterone is the major sex hormone and plays a number of important roles, including

1. Development of the penis and testes
2. Deepening of the voice during puberty
3. Appearance of facial and pubic hair starting at puberty; later in life, it may play a role in balding
4. Muscle size and strength
5. Bone growth and strength
6. Sex drive (libido)
7. Sperm production

Testosterone may also help maintain normal mood - for both men and women. In adolescent boys, if they have too little or a low level of testosterone, they may not experience normal masculinization. For instance, the genitals may not enlarge, facial and body hair may be scant and the voice may not deepen normally.

Source: MSN Health


  1. Interesting was doing some research for my next Random post and found that testoterone level can affect the child's left or right handedness. How true? Have a great weekend will be outstation for a wedding dinner may not be able to enjoy your Friday frolics. Cheers

  2. haha, of course i know i have to maintain a certain level of testorerone, but how about estrogen?? do men also need that??

  3. Oh! Just blogged a bit about testosterone - we can increase the level if we do High-intensity interval training : )

  4. Bananaz, interesting about the effect of testosterone on one's dexterity. Thanks for sharing that.

  5. SK, in answer to your question on whether men need estrogen, I found an interesting article. Let me quote a portion of it:

    fact, balanced levels of estrogen in men are essential to encourage a
    healthy libido, improved brain function, protect the heart and
    strengthen the bones . . . high levels of estrogen can cause reduced
    levels of testosterone, fatigue, loss of muscle tone, increased body
    fat, loss of libido and sexual function and an enlarged prostate."

    You can read more about it from the Source:

  6. Foong, sounds like a good regimen but probably more suited to younger people considering the rigorous nature of it.