Testosterone & Aging, described by many as “The Hormone of Desire.”
As men age, testosterone levels diminish. Testosterone is known as “The Hormone of Desire.” In middle-aged men, symptoms of low testosterone (Low T) and Andropause begin to appear. Some of the most profound symptoms of low testosterone include:
- feeling tired all day
- weight gain (including belly fat)
- muscle loss
- diminished sex drive
- weak erections
- sleep problems
- memory and hair loss
- anger and irritability
- social withdrawal and depression
Testosterone Therapy can replenish low testosterone levels. Most men who enroll in a Testosterone Replacement Program experience a variety of positive results dramatic increase in their sex drive, a desire to have more sex, increased muscle mass, reduced belly fat, weight loss, better sleep, improved mental functioning, elevated mood and an enthusiasm for daily living.
What is Testosterone
Is a very important hormone from the human body. It’s what puts hair on a man’s chest. It’s the force behind his sex drive. The level of testosterone has a significant increase in the puberty period, helping your sexual organs to develop. As you age, the production is known to drop by 1-2% each year. It’s a natural process in men that can lead to decreased physical performance and lower energy levels. So, if a man’s level is less than it should be, it could be Low T, Andropause or male hypogonadism.
Men who receive testosterone therapy report that they feel younger, stronger and healthier. Clinical research shows that is not only increases sex drive and quality of erections, but helps to improve sleep, mood and mental clarity. Also helps to maintain bone mass which is very important in preventing hip and vertebral fractures in an advanced age. In fact, testosterone is the most important sex hormone in men, and when your levels are low, you can experience a wide range of health problems ranging from:
- Low energy and stamina
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Abnormal weight gain
- Sleep disturbances
Bodybuilders and athletes appeals to testosterone replacement therapy in order to increase their muscle mass, and in many cases they combine it with steroids and other similar chemicals in order to obtain faster results, but expose themselves to serious health problems. In their case the side effects are far more significant than the therapy benefits.
How to treat Low Testosterone
There are Three Main Types of Mediation used in Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
Testosterone: This hormone is used to optimize your levels of testosterone, it is available in injections, creams and gels.
HCG is a hormone used to prevent testicular shrinkage and maintain the body’s natural production of testosterone. It is available in injections and to trochee.
Anastrazole is an anti-estrogen hormone. It is used to control the estrogen levels that may become elevated while on testosterone replacement. It is available in pill form.
To determine whether you are a candidate for a testosterone therapy, you will need to consult with a physician. Your doctor will take your medical history, perform a physical exam and order appropriate labs. If you qualify, the risk vs. benefits will be discussed with you so you can make an informed decision about going on hormone replacement therapy.