Erection problem in men is a common condition; they can be seen in healthy individuals due to environmental factors and mental issues like anxiety and depression, etc. However, some men have erectile dysfunction, which is a disease. In this condition, one cannot keep the erection desired for successful sexual intercourse.
What is testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone responsible for the development of male growth characteristics and is primarily produced in the testicle of men and ovaries and adrenal glands of women. Testosterone production increases about 30 times more in adolescence and early adulthood. With advancing age, the testosterone level decreases, with about a 1% decline after 30.
Testosterone is a super hormone for men as it provides benefits for men such as enhancing sex drive, and libido, increasing bone strength and density, improving muscle strength, and also providing cardioprotective effects.
With the increase in men’s age, testosterone’s testicular production can be seen. With this decline, the beneficial effects of testosterone are also diminished, which negatively affects emotional well-being and physical health.
The positive effects of testosterone can be regained by using Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Replacement therapy is the first choice for some male individuals to avoid the side effects of loss of sex hormones.
Testosterone replacement therapy is a useful and first approach for treating men with low testosterone levels or those who face the problem of erectile dysfunction.
Testosterone replacement therapy is only valid for improving erecting in men having normal testosterone levels. Still, it is not beneficial for men with low testosterone levels, and their only complaint is erectile dysfunction. Therapy options include injections, pills, patches or topical gels, etc. By using gels, testosterone is absorbed through the skin.
Testosterone and Erectile Dysfunction
The cases of erectile dysfunction are increasing day by day in men. Erectile dysfunction can be related to the incidence of hypogonadism and metabolic syndrome. However, ultimately sexual dysfunction and erectile dysfunction are due to low levels of testosterone. Endothelial dysfunction is the main mechanism by which testosterone deficiency increases the incidence of erectile dysfunction.
Benefits of testosterone replacement therapy
Healthy heart and blood
Low levels of testosterone are associated with cardiovascular problems. A moderate amount of testosterone helps in red blood cell production through bone marrow, supplying muscles required oxygen for better performance. Testosterone also helps to widen the healthy arteries but does not affect angina pain.
Less fat, more muscle
Testosterone replacement therapy helps to reduce fat and increases muscle mass. More muscles and less fat provide you with more energy.
Weak bones and osteoporosis are the main problems associated with low testosterone levels. However, testosterone replacement therapy increases bone mineral density and bone strength. When your bones are strong, your athletic performance increases because your bones support your muscles and internal organs.
Some clinical trials show that the effect of testosterone replacement therapy is increased hip bone density and spinal bone density. However, it is still unclear whether testosterone replacement therapy reduces the risk of fracture or not.
Testosterone replacement therapy is also beneficial for mental health as testosterone levels decrease the incidences of Alzheimer’s disease. Testosterone level also improves verbal memory and spatial memory. Your levels play a protective part in cognition and the function of the brain. It improves working memory and visual and verbal memory.
A better libido and better sex drive
Men having normal testosterone levels have a better sex drive and better response to sexual activity and sexual arousal. However, with increasing age, testosterone levels decrease, resulting in decreased libido, sex drive, and erectile dysfunction. A low testosterone level is mainly linked with a low testosterone level rather than side effects of medicines and other factors.
Testosterone replacement therapy is a miracle for men to improve their sex drive and libido. By taking testosterone replacement therapy in our clinic, you can see improvement in your sexual performance.
Most notably, testosterone replacement therapy improves libido. It treats erectile function when used as monotherapy in men having mild ED, for hypogonadal men with mild ED who are insensitive to phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors.
Men who are suffering from diseases such as advanced diabetes, severe neurologic damage, and other surgeries and non-responsive to testosterone replacement therapy because, in such conditions, erectile dysfunction is not associated with testosterone levels.
Men having low testosterone levels usually feel depressed, as depression is due to many associated conditions like fatigue, irritability, and none other than erectile dysfunction. So, no worries, testosterone replacement therapy also improves mood and works as an anti-depression. It not only lifts your mood by reducing fatigue and erectile dysfunction but also promotes well-being.
Caution for Testosterone replacement therapy
Men with prostate cancer, severe urinary tract infections, sleep apnea, and uncontrolled heart failure should avoid testosterone replacement therapy. Prostate cancer screening is necessary for men considering taking testosterone replacement therapy.
Immediate physical reactions due to testosterone replacement therapy
- Increased appetite
- Mood alterations