Modern Testosterone therapy:
the answer for aging men?


It's a fact of life - as men age, the level of testosterone in their bodies decreases. But, is replacement therapy right solution for you ? The possibilities are enticing - increase your muscle mass, sharpen your memory and mental focus, boost your libido, and improve your energy level. If you're an aging man, replacement therapy may be a possible solution for premature aging. Testosterone therapy has been used successfully for years to treat men with abnormally low testosterone levels - a medical condition called male hypogonadism. More recently, healthy, aging men have taken the hormone to boost waning testosterone levels.

The natural decline of testosterone
Starting around age 35 to 40, a man's body produces less testosterone. Testosterone is the main male hormone that maintains muscle mass and strength, fat distribution, bone mass, sperm production, sex drive, and potency.


Testosterone deficiency can have several effects on the body, including:

  • Decreased energy
  • Reduced muscle mass and strength
  • Decreased cognitive function
  • Less sexual interest or potency
  • Depressed mood
If you experience these signs or symptoms, you may have testosterone deficiency. Other medical conditions - such as liver disease, hypothyroidism and depression - can cause these effects as can certain medications, including beta blockers, painkillers and certain drugs for depression or anxiety. In addition, some healthy men encounter these changes as a part of the aging process, possibly because of declining hormones other than testosterone. A high quality blood screening to provide a solid evaluation is the right first step.

Next, contact a physician to learn more about Testosterone Therapy and whether it is right for you. He or she can help determine the likely cause and suggest the best treatment plan, if any.

Potential Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
If you experience these signs or symptoms, you may have testosterone deficiency. Other medical conditions - such as liver disease, hypothyroidism and depression - can cause these effects as can certain medications, including beta blockers, painkillers and certain drugs for depression or anxiety. In addition, some healthy men encounter these changes as a part of the aging process, possibly because of declining hormones other than testosterone.

Talk to your doctor if you're experiencing these signs and symptoms. He or she can help determine the likely cause and suggest the best treatment plan, if any.

Who should take testosterone therapy?
Testosterone therapy is clearly beneficial for men who fail to produce sufficient levels of testosterone (male hypogonadism). For this group of men, it can restore sexual function and muscle strength and prevent bone loss.


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