What Does Testosterone Therapy Do?

November 28, 2016


5 Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone, which is ahormone that is made primarily in the testes and essential for the developmentof a male’s growth and masculine characteristics. Testosterone production peaksduring adolescence and early adulthood. After that, it’s bioavailability andnatural levels drop slightly each year at a rate of approximately 1% a year.

Testosteroneplays a significant factor in the production and building of muscle mass andstrong bones. It is also responsible for men’s deeper voices, and itcontributes to male’s “vitality”. Low testosterone levels in a man is called hypogonadism.

Women alsoproduce testosterone, but in very low amounts. In women, the ovaries andadrenal glands produce the hormone.

Healthy Heart and Blood

A healthy heart pumps blood throughout thebody, which gives our muscles and organs the oxygen needed for optimal performance.

Low T levels are linked to severalcardiovascular risks. According to the Harvard Medical School, testosterone replacement therapy canwiden the coronary arteries. This possibly can be very helpful for men withangina, chest pain, and pressure when your heart isn’t receiving enough blood.

Testosterone also can cause a rise inred blood cell counts, which is an excellent thing if you suffer from anemia(low red blood cell count). 

Less Fat, More Muscle

Leaner body mass helps keep weight inbalance and increases energy levels. There has been some evidence to suggestthat testosterone treatment can reduce fat and increase muscle mass andstrength. This effect is more significant if one combines treatment with weighttraining and exercise.

A recentstudy tested 108 menover the age of 65 and showed that testosterone treatment significantly reducedbody fat, especially in the arms and legs. Those same men all had increases in theirlean mass, mostly in the torso and abdominal area. The men had been treatedwith testosterone for 36 months.

Stronger Bones

It’s no surprise that stronger boneshelp support your muscles and internal organs, which will help boost yourathletic performance. As we age and our testosterone levels decrease, so does ourbone density. This increases our risk of osteoporosis and the possibility offracturing bones. A study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolismshowed that older men can improve their bone density by starting a regimen oftestosterone replacement therapy. This is even truer of men who had very lowtestosterone levels before beginning therapy. 

 Better“Vitality and Vigor”

Testosterone levels naturally rise inresponse to arousal and activity. Testosterone levels fall off during longperiods of abstinence. In turn, more testosterone boosts that certain desire,continuing the cycle. Testosterone has been shown to have a positive effect ona man’s drive and performance. Studies have also showed that women are moreattracted to men who have higher levels of testosterone.

Testosterone also affects a woman’s  drive. According to the Mayo Clinic, there’s not a great deal of studies aboutlong-term safety in women, so doctors are most likely reluctant to prescribetestosterone to women.

Improved Mood

Theevidence is quite clear, though, that low testosterone significantly affects moodin hypogonadal males. Multiple studiesusing testosterone therapy have shown that testosterone therapy affects moodfavorably. It’s also worth noting, several studies have shown that moodimproves rapidly in a matter of days or weeks ratherthan months. For example, one study on Androgel showed that almost all theimprovement in mood happened within 30 days in men on Androgel. Androgel is notknown for really pushing one's testosterone levels that high.  Men oninjections or pellets will undoubtedly feel even stronger and more rapidelevations in mood. 

For moreinformation on treatment options and how you can get started on a treatmentprogram today, please call 561-277-8260 or email us at info@novagenix.organd we can schedule a FREE consultation to discuss the many benefits of low Ttherapy and how we can change your life today.



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Blood Work Request Form

This subsequent lab panel is necessary for males undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) through NovaGenix Health and Wellness. It allows physicians to assess the patient's response to prescribed medications, covering sex hormone levels, thyroid function, adrenal health, hematocrit, and liver and kidney function. The panel includes tests such as:

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • Testosterone (Free and Total)
  • Estradiol Sensitive
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  • Prostate Specific Antigen

Each test serves a specific purpose in monitoring overall health and treatment effectiveness. When required, Dr Mackey may require LH and FSH (Luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone) SHBG (Sex hormone binding globulin) or any other tests which may be important for your health and optimizing your hormones.

The Comprehensive Hormone and Wellness Panel for Women offers a foundational assessment of sex hormones, thyroid function, adrenal health, metabolic activity, and overall well-being. This panel serves as a diagnostic tool for identifying testosterone and estrogen deficiencies, assessing health risks, and detecting potential thyroid issues before considering hormone replacement therapy. Additionally, it includes insights into hematocrit (red blood cell volume), as well as liver and kidney function. The panel encompasses various tests such as:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Complete Metabolic Panel
  • Testosterone (free and total)
  • Estradiol
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Progesterone

When indicated, Dr. Mackey may require additional tests such as Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), and IGF-1 and Cortisol.

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