What Is Micrognathia?
Micrognathia is a condition where the brain does not produce enough testosterone. Testosterone is responsible for making male characteristics such as facial hair growth, body hair growth, increased muscle mass and other masculine traits. Testosterone makes a person grow facial hair (beards) and make them develop larger muscles than their peers. It also increases aggression and aggressiveness.
The reason why testicles are not producing enough testosterone is because there is too much estrogen in the body. Estrogen causes the testes to stop producing testosterone. If this happens, then it will cause a man’s face to become smaller and his voice to sound deeper.
How Does Micrognathia Occur?
There are several reasons why men do not have enough testosterone:
1.) Excessive use of drugs or alcohol.
4.) Exposure to radiation from X-rays or medical procedures.
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The above reasons are causes of hormonal problems that can cause excessive estrogen levels in the body. The testicles are responsible for making testosterone and they will stop or severely slow down production when there is an increase in estrogen in the body.
This condition is more common among:
1.) Men who are obese. Bigger bodies need more testosterone to burn fat and build muscles than smaller, leaner bodies.
2.) Men who abuse drugs such as Methamphetamine.
3.) Men who are diabetic.
4.) Men who have gotten radiation treatment to the pelvic area.
5.) Men who have undergone drug treatment for Prostate Cancer.
With all of the medical issues that cause Micrognathia, it should be no surprise that it is becoming more common in the Western world. There is an alarming increase in both obesity and diabetes in the modern world.
How to Treat Micrognathia
There are two ways to treat this condition. The first way to treat it is to stop taking drugs or getting radiation treatment to the pelvic area. The second way is to give the patient synthetic testosterone injections, but this might cause the patient to suffer from a stalker or rage incidents.
It is important for men who are worried they may have this condition to get tested immediately. It is not a condition that can be cured but it can be managed.
There are several effects of this condition if left untreated:
1.) Low energy, fatigue and lack of motivation.
2.) Lack of sexual desire.
3.) Poor concentration and difficulty in paying attention.
4.) Depression and low mood.
5.) Inability to think clearly and forgetful.
6.) Difficulty in speaking and singing.
7. Low muscle mass and loss of strength.
8.) Lack of beard growth and balding.
9.) Higher risk of bone fractures.
10.) Increase chances of developing Prostate Cancer.
11.) Increase chances of getting Diabetes Type 2.
12.) Increase chances of getting Skin tags, Cysts and Hormonal Nodules.
If you or someone you know is suffering from these conditions, It is recommended to seek medical attention immediately.
The above is just information about a medical condition, It is not my intention to make fun of people with either of the above conditions.
Please do not take this article out of context, Thanks.
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