Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone is often synonymous with masculinity. It could be said that the hormone is what makes men, “men”. The hormone is responsible for a myriad of physiological and metabolic processes, as well as giving males their characteristic facial and body hair, larger muscles and deep voices.
Testosterone plays a key role in male fertility, libido, and erections as well as facilitating the production of red blood cells while aiding in cognition and mood. By optimizing testosterone levels through TRT, you can help regain your edge.
Testosterone Therapy: Why is it Sometimes Needed?
As we age, the biological mechanisms responsible for the production of testosterone become less effective. Beginning around age 30, testosterone levels generally drop by 1% each year. Once men reach their 50s and beyond, many begin to experience more notable symptoms and signs associated with reduced testosterone levels.
Symptoms May Include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Reduced or absent sex drive
- Difficulty getting or maintaining an erection
- Reduced muscle mass
- Lower bone density
- Loss of body hair
- Slower beard growth
- Symptoms of depression
- Lower endurance and physical strength
- Failing memory
- Inability to focus
- Reduced work capacity and performance
- And more
According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 1 in 4 men had low total testosterone serum levels. But it doesn’t just affect older individuals. Younger males can also experience low testosterone due to a variety of reasons.
What are the Benefits of Testosterone Therapy?
Studies have demonstrated that testosterone replacement therapy can improve quality of life and overall health and well-being for men with “hypogonadism” or reduced testosterone levels.
Key Benefits of Optimized Testosterone Levels Include:
1. Cardiovascular and Endothelial Health
Testosterone can aid in red blood cell production necessary for physical exertion and performance as well as aid in maintaining a strong healthy heart.
A study published by the US Department of Veterans Affairs found that men with testosterone levels returned to a normal range were 36% less likely to have a stroke and 24% less likely to have a heart attack.
2. Improved Lean Muscle Mass
Optimized testosterone levels can decrease fat while increasing muscle size, strength, and endurance. Those who combine testosterone therapy with a regular, healthy exercise regimen generally notice the best improvements.
3. Increased Bone Density and Strength
As men age their bone density tends to decline with drops in testosterone, leading to an increased risk of fractures, breaks, and osteoporosis over time. Testosterone plays a key role in bone mineral density, as well as in supporting improved musculature for increased support and mobility.
4. Better Cognition and Memory
A number of studies have demonstrated that higher testosterone is associated with a reduced incidence of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Other studies point towards a convincing correlation between optimized testosterone levels and memory, rate of recall, and improved cognition.
5. Restored Libido and Vitality
It’s a generally well-known fact that men’s sex drive and libido are closely tied to testosterone and testosterone production, which higher levels generally equating to increased desire. Low testosterone can also impact the ability to get and maintain an erection, as well as the quality of erections.
6. Enhanced Mood and Sense of Well-Being
Symptoms of low testosterone can present not only physically, but also emotionally. Reduced levels of testosterone have been linked to fatigue, irritability, and depression. Fixing low testosterone levels may help with both anxiety and depression.
Interested in Learning More About How Testosterone Therapy Can Help?
Spartan Medical Associates have helped countless men like yourself assess their testosterone levels and achieve an optimal hormonal balance, enabling them to live life to the fullest. Restore your youthful vigor, get back the energy you once had, and live your best life.