Testosterone is an Essential Hormone for a Man's Health.
Testosterone, Men's Health & Healthy Aging
Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men with Low T
Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone. It helps men produce a healthy sex drive and properly maintain a man's muscle, weight and bone strength. Low levels of testosterone directly affect a man’s sex drive, ability to sleep, weight, energy level and mood. About 5 million American men have low testosterone and are not seeking treatment. Learn about the amazing benefits of Male Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Low Testosterone can be treated with testosterone hormone replacement therapy to increase energy, restore sex drive, burn fat, build muscle mass, lose weight, improve sleep and mood. You can feel better and look better.
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In a addition to loss of sexual desire, some men with low testosterone have hot flashes, increased irritability, inability to concentrate, memory loss, sadness, withdrawal and depression. Men with severely low testosterone may lose body hair and muscle mass. They experience extraordinary weight gain and their bones may be more prone to fracture. Their testes may become smaller and softer. Testosterone is required in order to have and maintain an erection.
Low testosterone can cause erectile dysfunction. However, diseases of the nerves and blood vessels can also affect the penis and cause erectile dysfunction.
The level of testosterone in a male’s body changes throughout the day and is highest in the morning which is why healthy men have morning erections. If you are no longer experiencing morning erections, have softer erections or are unable to maintain an erection - you may have Low T and should get tested.
Below are some of the main signs and symptoms of male testosterone deficiency.
Symptoms of Low T
Signs of low testosterone in adult men may include:
- Decreased sex drive or loss of libido.
- Loss of morning erections or softer erections.
- Impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED).
- Inability to recover from exercise.
- Decreased energy bordering on fatigue.
- Excessive weight gain around the belly.
- Lowered sperm count and poorer quality of sperm.
- Flabby muscles and increased breast size.
- Loss of bone mass or osteoporosis.
- Sleep problems or insomnia.
- Sadness, shyness or depression.
- Bursts of anger, irritability and moodiness.
- Loss of memory and difficulty concentrating.
Causes for Low T
What causes Low T?
Causes Associated with Low Testosterone in Men
Low levels of testosterone are linked with aging. As a man ages, his body makes less testosterone. A lower level of testosterone in older men is sometimes called “Andropause.”, Hypogonadism, Male Menopause or Manopause.
As we age, due to declining sex hormones it is normal for men to have less interest in sex. However, it is abnormal for a man to have absolutely no interest in sex, experience erectile dysfunction, lose muscle and rapidly gain weight.
These health conditions in men could be caused by significantly low levels of testosterone. Below we discuss more of the possible causes of lower than normal testosterone levels in men.
The testes secrete Testosterone. The Leydig Cells in the testes are specialized androgen producing cells. Damage to the cells of the testes can cause low testosterone. This kind of damage can be a result of
- Inflammation of the testicles
- Testicular cancer
- Radiation therapy or chemotherapy used
to treat testicular cancer
Testosterone and Male Genes. Certain genetic diseases cause low testosterone. Abnormalities in chromosomes, the genetic materials of the body, cause genetic diseases. For example, myotonic dystrophy causes testicular failure between the ages of 30 and 40.
Testosterone, Libido and Men's Sexual Health. Testosterone is the hormone of sexual desire and is required for men to have erections. It is normal for men to have lowered libido causing less interest in sex as they get older. It is also normal for older men to have less spontaneous erections.
One of the first signs of lowered testosterone levels in men besides loss of libido, is the loss of morning erections and penile sensitivity.
Weaker erections or loss of erections cause men to seek medical attention.
Endocrinologists and urologists regularly consult with men experiencing soft erections, erectile dysfunction or impotence and prescribe
male enhancement and libido boosting medications. Many of these medications require that a man's testosterone levels be sufficient in order to work. Testosterone helps men get and keep strong, firm erections.
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Diagnosing Testosterone Deficiency
Diagnosing Low T in Men. Men with less sex drive, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, decrease in muscle size, rapid weight gain, extreme fatigue or other signs of low testosterone should have a blood test to find out their testosterone level.
Low T Testing is quick and easy and will tell you if you have an androgen deficiency. Testosterone Testing
Normal testosterone levels are 300 to 1,200 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dl). Testosterone levels are usually highest early in the morning. Doctors often measure it at that time.
The doctor’s main concern is to find out if there is a disease causing low testosterone. If not, it may be an extreme case of low testosterone due to aging.
You can help your doctor in the diagnosis of Low T by providing a detailed and accurate medical history. To get your medical history, the doctor will ask about:
- Your past or present illnesses
- All prescription and non-prescription drugs you are taking
- Any sexual problems you are having
- Recent events that may have caused you stress
Qualifying for Low T Therapy
Many adult aging men with low testosterone report improved energy levels, increase in sex drive, weight loss and enhanced mood after a regimen of testosterone treatment. If your testosterone is low, replace it.
A low testosterone level may indicate a need for treatment. Testosterone replacement therapy has very few side effects in otherwise healthy adult men, and the benefits can be enormous for a man suffering from Low T.
If you have symptoms of low testosterone and your blood levels confirm Low T is causing your symptoms - you should consider testosterone replacement. Talking with a hormone replacement doctor who specializes in testosterone replacement is the best way to know if testosterone therapy is right for you.
Low Testosterone? Get Personalized Treatment for Your Condition
Testosterone levels naturally decline in men as they age over time and symptoms may appear gradually. Take a low t blood test to find out of your symptoms are caused by a testosterone deficiency.
If your hormone level test show you have a low testosterone level, your doctor may suggest testosterone treatment in the for of injections, gel, cream, patch, or pellet. There are millions of men across the USA who have low testosterone levels but don't get their symptoms check and get no treatment for low t.
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Forms of Testosterone Treatment
Testosterone replacement therapy is available in a variety of forms and delivery methods all can help boost and improve your testosterone levels:
- Testosterone Dermal Patches (transdermal): Androderm® and Testoderm® is a skin patch worn on the arm or upper body. It's applied once a day.
- Testosterone Gels: AndroGel® and Testim® come in packets of clear testosterone gel. Testosterone is absorbed directly through the skin when you apply the gel once a day. AndroGel, Axiron, and Fortesta also come in a pump that delivers the amount of testosterone prescribed by your doctor.
- Testosterone Adhesive Gum: Striant® is a tablet that sticks to the upper gums above the incisor, the tooth just to the right or left of the two front teeth. Applied twice a day, it continuously releases testosterone into the blood through the oral tissues.
- Testosterone Injections: (Highly Effective TRT): Testosterone can also be injected directly into the muscles (intramuscular injection), Pfizer® Depo-Testosterone®:, Paddock® Testosterone, Sandoz® Testosterone and Watson® Testosterone.
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- Testosterone Pellets: Testosterone can be implanted as pellets in the soft tissues, usually the buttocks. Your body slowly absorbs the testosterone into your bloodstream in a balanced steady way.
- Testosterone Pills: Oral testosterone is available but many male hormone physicians believe oral testosterone can have negative effects on the liver. Using other methods, such as injections, dermal skin patches, gels, oral gums that disintegrating slowly, or pellets bypass the liver and gets testosterone into the blood directly.
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Benefits of Testosterone Therapy
You can expect a lot from boosting your testosterone levels with testosterone treatment? Many men taking testosterone report improvement in energy level, sex drive, frequency of sex, quality of sperm and quality of erections.
Testosterone also increases lean muscle mass, bone density, helps decrease fatty adipose tissue to lose weight and get back in shape, boost stamina and endurance, enhance mood and sense of well-being.
Importantly, men experience improvement in their professional and intimate relationships due to a restoration of their desire, enthusiasm for daily living and a good mood from testosterone replacement.
Find a hormone doctor that specializes in testosterone deficiency, get tested and get treatment - we believe you will be ecstatic about your body's positive response to testosterone therapy.
Testosterone and Anti-Aging
Men's Aging and Testosterone
As men age and testosterone and HGH levels decline, sexual desire decreases and men can experience symptoms of erectile dysfunction like weak or soft erections, loss of spontaneous erections, loss of intimacy
and pleasure having sex. Testosterone is essential to firm, hard erections and low levels of male sex hormone can have a direct negative impact on a marriage or personal relationship.
HGH plays a role along with testosterone in creating desire and feelings of intimacy. Both of these hormones help men maintain strong hard muscle, distribute fat properly throughout the body, and keep hair and skin youthful looking.
If you think you may have a hormone deficiency or imbalance, get tested, diagnosed, and consider getting prescribed testosterone as part of a medically supervised TRT program.
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IMPORTANT TESTOSTERONE TREATMENT WARNING: Who Should Not Enroll in Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Men who have or had prostate cancer or breast cancer should not take testosterone replacement therapy. All men considering testosterone replacement therapy should undergo a thorough prostate cancer screening prior to starting any testosterone therapy with a rectal exam and PSA test.
Men who have or have had cardiovascular disease, or are at risk for coronary disease, or have had a history of heart disease may not be candidates for testosterone treatment. Blood testing, thorough physical examination and careful screening by your physician is absolutely essential before considering a testosterone therapy program of any kind.
Testosterone Drug Safety
At this time, the FDA has not concluded that FDA-approved testosterone treatment increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, or death. Patients should not stop taking prescribed testosterone products without first discussing any questions or concerns with their health care professionals. Health care professionals should consider whether the benefits of FDA-approved testosterone treatment is likely to exceed the potential risks of treatment. The prescribing information in the drug labels of FDA-approved testosterone products should be followed.
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