The short answer to this question is yes…it is possible that toxic chemicals can contribute to low testosterone levels.
Medical research indicates one root cause of low testosterone is exposure to endocrine disruptors. In order to understand this link, we must define the endocrine system. In general, our endocrine system is a complex collection of glands and organs that regulate various bodily functions. And the way this is accomplished is through the release of various hormones or chemical messengers produced by the endocrine system. With this mind, endocrine disruptors can then be defined as toxins and chemicals that interfere with hormone activity in our bodies.
One main function of the endocrine system is sexual function and reproduction. This is where testosterone comes in. We know this hormone plays a significant role in male sex drive, development of male sex characteristics and body density. When we think of low testosterone, we think of symptoms and conditions such as erectile dysfunction, reduced energy and muscle mass, depressed mood and even irritability.
The bottom line is that there is definitely a link between water pollution and abnormal hormone levels, to include testosterone. While these endocrine-disrupting chemicals can come from various sources, some research suggests that when they get into the water system, they play a pivotal role in hormone disruption, which then leads to disease and dysfunction such as male reproductive problems.
If you suffer from low testosterone and served at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days during the designated timeframe (August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987), reach out to us here at Berry Law Firm. We will provide a free case review and help you determine if your condition could be linked to the water contamination.
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