Testosterone increases in the body and then peaks and stays at a consistent level for
much of a young man’s life.
But as men age the amount of testosterone the body produces decreases and men begin to experience:
• A reduction in libido
• Loss or reduction of sexual function
• Increased risk of heart disease and diabetes
• Lowered energy levels
• Less muscle mass and strength
• Increased belly fat
Testosterone Replacement Therapy is Often a Viable Solution.
Bio-identical testosterone replacement therapy helps many men see the above conditions reversed. In most cases, men who undergo the replacement therapy are happy with the effects and report a dramatically improved quality of life. The treatment may be administered by one of several means, including via injection, which is the oldest and most common method of delivery. Other more recent methods include patches and with the use of topical gels. These are specifically geared towards those who are averse to needles and also because they are methods that help to introduce testosterone into the body over time.
Testosterone supplements have been publicized due abuse by high profile professional athletes seeking to gain an edge, but it should be noted that the testosterone used for therapeutic purposes is given in much lower dosages and is believed to be safe.
If you are considering testosterone replacement therapy, do your research, consider if it is the right choice for you.