What Does Testosterone Therapy Do?
5 Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy From Jupiter, Florida's NovaGenix. South Florida's best hormone therapy doctor's will Help boost your testosterone levels in our Palm Beach County location.
Testosterone, which is a hormone that is made primarily in the testes and essential for the development of a male’s growth and masculine characteristics. Testosterone production peaks during adolescence and early adulthood. After that, it’s bio-availability and natural levels drop slightly each year at a rate of approximately 1% a year.
Testosterone plays a significant factor in the production and building of muscle mass and strong bones. It is also responsible for men’s deeper voices, and it contributes to male’s “vitality”. Low testosterone levels in a man is called hypogonadism.
Women also produce testosterone, but in very low amounts. In women, the ovaries and adrenal glands produce the hormone.
Healthy Heart and Blood
A healthy heart pumps blood throughout the body, which gives our muscles and organs the oxygen needed for optimal performance.
Low T levels are linked to several cardiovascular risks. According to the Harvard Medical School, testosterone replacement therapy can widen the coronary arteries. This possibly can be very helpful for men with angina, chest pain, and pressure when your heart isn’t receiving enough blood.
Testosterone also can cause a rise in red 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 in balance and increases energy levels. There has been some evidence to suggest that testosterone treatment can reduce fat and increase muscle mass and strength. This effect is more significant if one combines treatment with weight training and exercise.
A recent study tested 108 men over the age of 65 and showed that testosterone treatment significantly reduced body fat, especially in the arms and legs. Those same men all had increases in their lean mass, mostly in the torso and abdominal area. The men had been treated with testosterone for 36 months.
It’s no surprise that stronger bones help support your muscles and internal organs, which will help boost your athletic performance. As we age and our testosterone levels decrease, so does our bone density. This increases our risk of osteoporosis and the possibility of fracturing bones. A study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed that older men can improve their bone density by starting a regimen of testosterone replacement therapy. This is even truer of men who had very low testosterone levels before beginning therapy.
Better “Vitality and Vigor” (Improved Sexual Performance and Libido)
Testosterone levels naturally rise in response to arousal and activity. Testosterone levels fall off during long periods of abstinence. In turn, more testosterone boosts that certain desire, continuing the cycle. Testosterone has been shown to have a positive effect on a man’s drive and performance. Studies have also showed that women are more attracted 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 about long-term safety in women, so doctors are most likely reluctant to prescribe testosterone to women.
The evidence is quite clear, though, that low testosterone significantly affects mood in hypogonadal males. Multiple studies using testosterone therapy have shown that testosterone therapy affects mood favorably. It’s also worth noting, several studies have shown that mood improves rapidly in a matter of days or weeks rather than months. For example, one study on Androgel showed that almost all the improvement in mood happened within 30 days in men on Androgel. Androgel is not known for really pushing one's testosterone levels that high. Men on injections will undoubtedly feel even stronger and more rapid elevations in mood.
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