Testosterone is a steroid hormone found in humans and animals. Testosterone stimulates the development of secondary sexual characteristics in males; this particular hormone is produced in the testes. However, it’s not just exclusive to males. Women also produce testosterone in their ovaries, but this happens on a smaller scale (they produce more estrogen than anything).
Testosterone increases when a person hits puberty and decreases as they climb in age. A man’s testosterone diminishes every year once they arrive around the age of 30. Typically, testosterone is associated with energy and sex drive.
However, the hormone also has a massive impact on the following:
There are many categories related to the overall benefits of testosterone. Some of these include the following:
There are emotional benefits of testosterone that not many people are aware of. Low testosterone levels have more than a physical impact on the body; they also have an emotional impact. Testosterone levels have been linked to mood, depression, and increased stress. High testosterone levels have been linked to increased neuron activity and emotional stimuli.
When a person experiences a decrease in testosterone, they may experience brain fog or memory loss. Not only that, but the loss of testosterone could also link to anxiety and depression. When a person replaces testosterone, whether naturally or with steroids, they’ll function better mentally.
There are many physical benefits of maintaining testosterone in the body. For example, when someone’s testosterone levels are not as sufficient, their energy levels become depleted. When a person doesn’t have as much energy, it can lead to weight gain. Weight gain can lead to a multitude of health problems such as bone and joint pain.
However, when a person has a healthy amount of testosterone or increases their testosterone levels, their energy increases. This could have a massive impact on the immune system, leading to better health overall. In some forms of testosterone replacement therapy, the risks of prostate cancer have decreased.
Testosterone goes a long way in helping a person’s sex drive. Overall, natural and balanced testosterone levels increase sex drive and improve sexual function. Therefore, low testosterone production may result in low sex drive as well as a decrease in sexual performance. Not only that, but some who suffer from low testosterone levels have reported a loss of sexual satisfaction.
Those who have low testosterone levels or feel that they need to up their testosterone intake may require testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone replacement is a type of hormone therapy that uses injections, pallets, patches, or gels to increase testosterone production. If you believe you may have low testosterone levels it would be best to consult a specialist for options.
Many different kinds of testosterone replacement therapy exist, and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. While all of these are proven to increase testosterone, it’s imperative to know which one works best for you. Some of these options include the following:
Testosterone replacement therapy is a method of treatment that replenishes hormones that don’t naturally occur in a person’s body. By doing this, a person’s hormone levels are balanced out in their body, as they should be. As these hormones are placed, the body may begin adjusting to well-balanced hormone levels.
Transdermal testosterone replacement therapy is a method of hormone replacement that utilizes a patch. Androderm, the patch, is worn on the arm or upper body. This patch should be applied once a day for the best results.
Gels are used in testosterone replacement therapy so that those who use them can absorb testosterone through the skin. Androgel and Testim are clear gels that come in packets. The gel should be applied once every day for the best results.
Other gels like Axiron and Fortesta come in pump containers; these deliver the same amount of gel that has been prescribed. In addition to this, there are other gels like Netesto that are applied inside the nose.
Mouth patches are tablets that stick to the upper gums in the mouth. Striant is the most common name for this tablet. For the best results, Striant should be applied twice a day. This particular tablet releases testosterone consistently into the bloodstream through tissue in the mouth.
When it comes to testosterone replacement therapy, injections are perhaps the most stereotypical means of delivery. Testosterone can be injected into a person’s muscles or, in some cases, implanted. When a person uses implants they do so with pellets that are delivered into the soft tissue. This way it is slowly absorbed into the bloodstream.
When a person goes through testosterone replacement therapy, it is imperative to remember that changes don’t occur overnight. Hormone replacement therapy takes a matter of weeks or months to notice the changes; it’s gradual. The results can be different for each person because of their unique needs and body function.
However, most results look similar in a more vague sense, which includes the following:
Testosterone deficiency is frustrating. There are many aspects of life it can impact, from growing muscle and getting stronger to sexual activity. For those who are ready to start the process, our doors at CA Hormones are always open. If you’d like to find out more, you can contact us here.
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