You could make a strong case for testosterone being what makes males men. Testosterone is responsible for men developing voices that are typically deeper than a woman’s. It’s also what enables men to develop large muscles and grow hair on their faces. Testosterone fuels sperm production, increases libido and motivates erections, too. Believe it or not, testosterone also enhances your body’s ability to produce red blood cells and it can elevate your mood and improve your cognitive processes.
Clearly, testosterone is important to the proper functioning of your body. While that’s the case, your body will start to produce less testosterone as you age. For many men, their testosterone level will start to drop by about one percent per year in their 40s. As your testosterone level continues to drop over the years, you may experience the symptoms of low testosterone.
Some common symptoms of low testosterone include the following:
- Reduced Sex Drive
- Loss of Vitality
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Loss of Energy
- Muscle Loss
- Reduced Bone Density
- Lack of Orgasms
- Loss of facial, armpit and pubic hair
- Memory Problems
- Sleep Disruptions
- Hot Flashes
- Increased Body Fat
- Reduced Sperm Count
What Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy is a course of treatment designed to boost your testosterone level back to within a normal range. A normal level of testosterone ranges from 300 to 900 nanograms per deciliter. If your testosterone level already falls within that range, testosterone replacement therapy won’t benefit you in any way.
Benefits and Potential Side Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of low testosterone, testosterone replacement therapy may help restore the quality of your life. In addition to renewing your interest in sex, making it possible for you to achieve and maintain an erection, and restoring your ability to get the most enjoyment from your climaxes, testosterone replacement therapy provides other significant benefits.
Testosterone replacement therapy can reduce your body fat and add muscle mass to your frame, for example. The treatment can also strengthen your bones and help protect you from osteoporosis. Testosterone replacement therapy can help control your blood sugar levels, which is essential for the prevention and management of diabetes. This kind of treatment can elevate your mood and outlook and improve your overall sense of well-being as well.
While the links are unclear in terms of causality, low testosterone levels are associated with heart disease and an earlier death. While it’s not clear whether a low testosterone level can cause premature death, men with higher testosterone levels do tend to live longer than males who have low testosterone levels.
Sleep apnea and acne are two potential side effects of testosterone replacement therapy. If you experience these side effects, they will go away once you stop your treatment. Testosterone replacement therapy can also increase your risk of blood clots and stroke. You can minimize this risk by donating blood from time to time during your treatment.
Contact Passer Restorative Therapies
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of low testosterone, you should read about our testosterone replacement therapy. If you want to enjoy the benefits that our therapy can provide, schedule an appointment with Passer Restorative Therapies today.