Testosterone is a primary sex hormone in males which is also responsible for the proper development of male reproductive tissues like the prostate and testes. It also promotes secondary sexual characteristics like increased bone and muscle mass as well as body hair growth. However, as you age, testosterone levels are bound to decrease. Research shows that after 30 years of age, the T levels decrease naturally by around 1% every year.
Here at American Male Wellness, we treat low testosterone or hypogonadism with doctor-prescribed testosterone replacement therapy and other safe treatment options. The testosterone treatments are often prescribed to men who consistently maintain abnormally low production of testosterone and have developed other associated symptoms too.
Why Men Would Need Testosterone Treatments?
Both low and high testosterone levels can significantly affect the physical and mental health of a man. Usually, Testosterone treatment is given for addressing some medical issue – such as erectile dysfunction or Low T – or for enhancing one’s physical performance.
Here are some common reasons why men would need testosterone treatments.
- Declining levels of testosterone with age
- Treatment of Low T
- Improving physical performance
- Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
Benefits of Testosterone Treatments For Men
Here is how testosterone treatments can be beneficial for those suffering from low T levels.
- Improvement In Sexual Dysfunction
A common problem reported by men having low levels of testosterone is the decrease in sex drive and erectile dysfunction. They are usually treated with the transdermal patch, testosterone gel, and intramuscular injection to treat these symptoms.
No matter how the treatment is administered, studies show improvement in sexual function and libido in men suffering hypogonadism.
- Improved Bone Density, Muscle Strength, And Body Composition
A decrease in testosterone levels leads to reduced bone mineral density in hypogonadal men and this potentially increases the probability of fractures. Bioavailable testosterone, as well as estrogen levels, are known to cause density changes rather than total testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy is known to stop this bone loss while increasing bone density in men. An increase in lean body mass is consistently observed during testosterone treatment but it doesn’t significantly increase muscle strength.
- Improved Heart Health
Testosterone helps with the production of red blood cells through the bone marrow. When the testosterone levels in the body start decreasing, it can put you at cardiovascular risk. A recent study done on 83,000 men revealed that individuals who were able to bring their testosterone levels back to normal through different testosterone treatments were 24% less likely of having a heart attack. They were also at a 36% low risk of experiencing a stroke.
- Improved Mood
When the testosterone levels are low, you experience poor life quality, and symptoms like depression, irritability, and fatigue start showing up. However, research shows that this only happens with men with hypogonadism. Individuals who experience a normal reduction in testosterone over a period of time usually don’t face an increase in depression.
Individuals with hypogonadism show improved mood and reduced irritability and fatigue as a result of testosterone replacement therapy and other testosterone treatments.
If you are also looking to have some testosterone treatment, the experts at American Male Wellness are always there to help. Get in touch today and have a consultation!