Today, about one in sixty-five American men take testosterone replacement therapy because of the improved options and health benefits. TRT is now easier and safer than ever and is reaching more men who report a wealth of benefits to both their physical and mental health.
Could you be next? If you suffer from any of the symptoms of low testosterone or Low-T, treatment is now available in a variety of forms, all approved by the FDA (US Food & Drug Administration) for the purposes your doctor can prescribe. Men who suffer from Low-T have reported symptoms of both the body and the mind.
Common physical symptoms of low testosterone include fatigue, low energy, and a lower sense of well-being. Men also report loss of muscle mass or strength and loss of facial and body hair.
Among men suffering Low-T, many reported difficulty in concentrating, focusing, or processing mental tasks. Depression or loss of interest in normal life activities has also been observed, as have irritability and loss of optimism. And of course, many men with Low-T report diminished interest in sex and difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection.
If you are suffering any of these symptoms, you should speak with a doctor which can now be done by phone – more on that further down.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Benefits
For men with abnormally low testosterone not stemming from aging, the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy can be life-changing. Among men 35-70 who received successful testosterone replacement therapy, the benefits were varied and significant.
Healthy heart and blood
Heart disease and stroke are two of the top three killers of men in the United States. Testosterone replacement therapy can help. A study by the US Department of Veterans Affairs involving 83,000 men showed that men who returned to normal testosterone levels were 24% less likely to have a heart attack and one-third less likely to suffer a stroke. Testosterone also supports the production of red blood cells, required for physical exertion, making exercise safer, further enhancing men’s health.
Increased lean muscle mass
The body’s natural process for building muscle mass is enhanced by testosterone. Studies have shown that men receiving treatment for low testosterone were able to decrease fat and increase lean muscle mass following successful testosterone replacement therapy.
Bone strength depends on bone mineral density, which is supported immensely by testosterone. Low-T is a leading cause of men’s loss of bone mass as their testosterone declines over time. Studies in bone density and the effect of testosterone therapy have revealed increases in spinal and hip bone density, improving both mobility and comfort.
Higher brain function
In multiple studies, men with a higher ratio of total testosterone showed lower levels of Alzheimer’s diagnoses compared with their peers. Men also report feelings of alertness and better memory. Improved speed of response and processing time have also been observed in controlled studies of patients taking testosterone replacement therapy for Low-T.
Sexual arousal and activity are associated with rises in testosterone levels. Men who report higher sexual activity and higher satisfaction with their sexual lives also tend to test higher for testosterone. Low testosterone can also affect the ability to achieve and maintain an erection, which affects confidence and libido. Testosterone replacement therapy has been shown to improve these functions in men, and men report accompanying lifts in confidence and outlook stemming from better sexual health.
Men with low testosterone tend to report lower quality of life overall and lower enthusiasm for daily life activities. Depression, fatigue, and irritability are some of the common symptoms among men with Low-T.
The benefits affect so many areas of our lives that verifying a healthy testosterone level can be a game-changer for men with Low-T. If you recognize the symptoms of Low-T and would like to explore recapturing higher energy, better libido, and improved brain function, talk with the doctor.
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