Can low testosterone be prevented?

There are no known ways to prevent low testosterone that is caused by genetic conditions or damage to the testes or pituitary gland.

A healthy lifestyle that includes good nutrition, exercise, weight management, and that avoids excessive use of alcohol and drugs can help keep testosterone levels normal.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 04/10/2018.


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