Testosterone Treatment for Low T
Do you have Low Testosterone ("Low -T")?
Testosterone levels decline gradually and because it comes on slowly, men and women often accommodate to the symptoms of low testosterone hormone and do not realize how much they have lost. Below are some of the effects and symptoms of Low T.
Questions to ask your-self about low testosterone symptoms:
- Do you tire more easily or feel fatigued?
- Is it more difficult to get and stay in shape?
- Not getting the results from your exercise routine?
- Is there less desire to exercise and the time to recover after exercise is longer?
- Have you lost some of the zest for life or lost interest in sex?
- Is your body getting soft, weak and losing muscle tone?
- Are you eating the same or less and putting on weight?
- Have you lost some of your mental quickness and reaction time has slowed?
- Is the fire going out of your sex drive or feel a loss of desire?
- Are you having trouble getting or maintaining an erection?
- Is getting a good night's sleep becoming impossible?
Testosterone is a principal androgen, or male sex hormone. Even though testosterone is a "male sex hormone" and one of the group of compounds known as anabolic steroids, testosterone is secreted by the testes but is also synthesized in small quantities in the ovaries, cortices of the adrenal glands, and placenta, usually from cholesterol.
Testosterone begins to decline in men at about age 30 - 40. Low testosterone has a number of negative effects on mental, sexual and physical health. The most common type of treatment for testosterone deficiency is known as TRT - Testosterone Replacement Therapy and it is prescribed to treat symptoms and problems associated with Hypogonadism - the medical term for low levels of natural testosterone. Also known as Andropause, this hormonal condition in men results in the steady reduction of the hormone testosterone or 'Low T' –> less than normal levels of natural testosterone in a man's body.
Symptoms of Hypogonadism (Low Testosterone):
- Decreased mental sharpness
- Decreased energy and strength
- Decreased muscle and increased fat
- Decreased sex drive (loss of libido)
- Decreased sensitivity to stimulation
- Decreased strength of orgasm
- Decreased erectile function (ED / Erectile Dysfunction)
- Depression and/or loss of eagerness and enthusiasm
- Irritability (20-35% of men – heard of “grumpy old men”)
- Osteoporosis (loss of bone density and bone mass)
- Insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes and profuse sweating
- Increased risk of cancer or Alzheimer's (low testosterone levels increase risk)
Men who receive Testosterone Therapy consequently report that they feel sexier, stronger and healthier. They state that it makes them feel as they did when they were in their prime. After all, this is what replenishment of hormones is all about. It is about restoring hormones to youthful levels so you can feel as you did when you were at the peak of your physical, sexual and mental ability.
Testosterone therapy can stop and reverse the physical decline that robs men of their energy, strength, libido and potency. Testosterone can restore muscle tone and improve stamina. Testosterone can restore healthy sexual excitement, sexual desire and performance, which in turn, results in an improvement in mood and overall well being. Testosterone replacement can help men experiencing erectile dysfunction or sexual performance issues due to impotence. In clinical studies, the majority of men with low testosterone had improved sex drive and decreased erectile dysfucntion with testosterone replacement.
Testosterone is responsible for the sex drive in both men and women. As testosterone diminishes with age, so does the sexual functioning in both men and women. Restoring testosterone to youthful levels in both men and women can reverse the situation. All too often, men and women automatically assume that as they age, their sexual capacity will diminish. There is no need to accept this loss of sexuality. Testosterone can play a critical role in helping to preserve and even restore sexual function so that we can live our extended life span with the same excitement and enthusiasm we enjoyed during our youth.
Beneficial Effects of Testosterone Therapy
- SEXUAL POWER Increased sexual potency and frequency.
- CHOLESTEROL Lowers cholesterol levels.
- ENERGY Increased energy, stamina and endurance.
- MEMORY Improved mental functioning and ability.
- MOOD Improves mood and feeling of well-being.
- HEART Protects against heart disease.
- CONCENTRATION Improved concentration and focus.
- MUSCLE Increased muscle strength and mass.
Physicians and endocrinologists are witnessing an explosion of interest in testosterone and testosterone therapy as a result of our growing realization that testosterone levels decline with age and that many men suffer serious consequences to their physical and mental health as a result of an androgen deficiency.
In women, it is expressed as Menopause, whereas, in men, it is expressed as Andropause or Male Menopause. Many of these symptoms of low t and the disease processes that we come to accept as normal aging are processes that are actually secondary to low testosterone levels and are easily correctable with testosterone replacement in the form of injections, creams, gels or patches.
Testosterone impacts our health. Clearly, testosterone is shown to have a positive impact on our health and well being, our sexual lives, our moods and our ability to learn and retain information. Testosterone is administered in the form of injections, transdermal gels, testosterone creams, pills and oral supplements. Testosterone patches and pellets are also available. Testosterone replacement therapy is commonly used to treat Hypogonadism and Erectile Dysfunction. The type of testosterone treatment will depend upon your physician's evaluation of your low t symptoms.
In men, Hypogonadism is a condition in which the testes produce a less than normal amount of testosterone, the male sex hormone. When too little testosterone is present, men tend to undergo a drop in sexual desire and performance. In many men a low testosterone level contributes to erectile dysfunction and the abiltiy to have or maintain an erection. They may also experience depression, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, loss of motivation and osteoporosis.
The size and strength of their muscles may diminish and their body hair may become sparse. These symptoms are not specific to testosterone deficiency, however, some men with Hypogonadism often don't recognize that they have a medical problem that is treatable with testosterone therapy and testosterone injections, creams, patches and gels.
Hypogonadism is a term medical professional’s and endocrinologists use for the condition of low testosterone in men and is often overlooked becuase the onset of men's menopause is gradual. Women go through menopause when their production of female hormones drops off dramatically over a short period of time. Usually during middle age men go through Andropause when their production of the primary male sex hormone, Testosterone, begins to decline gradually over the coming decades.
What is Andropause?
Andropause (Male Menopause) are symptoms caused by declining hormones in men. Like the menopause in women, it is caused by a decline in hormones - primarily testosterone, growth hormone (HGH) and DHEA. Replacing these hormones to optimal levels can and will reverse the effects of Andropause.
Hormone loss and deficiency. Hormones start to decline in mid to late twenties and that is when the aging process sets in. We maintain fairly healthy hormone levels until age 35 to 40 and that is about how long we could be expected to live until about 100 years ago. The effects of declining hormones have only been a problem since we started living longer. Declining hormones, coupled with poor lifestyle, diet, exercise and high stress are largely responsible for health problems and frailties of later years.
Testosterone, Sexual Function and Male Performance. It seems that men, after forty-five, often have a hard time rising to the occasion, getting or maintaining an erection (ED - Erectile Dysfunction) and dealing with the challenge of daily stresses. Sometimes a lack of desire and sex drive can take a toll on a man's relationship. This is what is known as Andropause or Male Menopause. So why do most men not know anything about Andropause, the male form of menopause? It has only been recently that Andropause has received attention and recognition, but why the holdup? There are many reasons behind the stifling of its discovery along with many frames of mind that are still hindering its cure. Testosterone injections, creams and gels prescribed at a testosterone clinic can help men experiencing sexual dysfunction due to low t levels (low testosterone).
Symptoms of low testosterone caused by andropause (male menopause) include:
- Decreased Sexual Function and Desire
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Loss of Libido
- Low Sperm Count and Infertility
- Hair Loss and Increased Skin Wrinkling
- Decreased Muscle Mass or Muscle Loss
- Loss of Bone Strength and Osteoporosis
- Depression, Irritability and Mood Swings
- Extreme Fatigue, Exhaustion and Insomnia
Testosterone and women. Women also experience a reduction of testosterone but because female Menopause is so sudden, ways to mitigate its life altering effects and health diminishing aftermath have been under microscopic observation for decades. It's important to realize and understand the benefits of testosterone therapy for women. Doctors and scientists are well aware of the ramifications due to the absence of estrogen and progesterone. In the mean time men have kept their focus from themselves and their own hormonal induced weaknesses. Why?
- The fact that it comes on so gradual, many men accommodate to the change and don't seek out a hormone specialist or testosterone replacement therapy clinic.
- Ignorance. Men do not talk or complain since it is not the "manly thing to do". Boys learn form their fathers to rise above their afflictions and never give the slightest indication of weakness. Our men patients here at the testosterone therapy clinic talk openly about their needs. But each of them would also admit that they had difficulty making that first call and that they still can not admit or talk to their friends about their testosterone deficiency and hormone replacement. It is important for men to become informed about Testosterone - Symptoms, Treatment, Recognition and Prevention of Low T related health conditions.
- Male pride is often a man's greatest strength and his greatest weakness. Low Testosterone, its symptoms, effects and causes of changes in a man's body is highly personal and not easy to talk about.
Men's Menopause is gradual but the effects of LOW T can be felt immediately. The truth is, men are blasted with a reality check during their mid-forties. Their hormone levels have dropped sufficiently that the erection that once greeted them in the morning ceases while their muscle definition fades and they notice they are getting a bit flabby around the middle. A loss of human growth hormone and testosterone has begun to cause symptoms associated with male menopause and aging in men. "It's all part of aging" they are told by the doctor and they settle grudgingly into old age without realizing their have been many advances in the field of age medicine and anti-aging.
AGE Management and Anti-Aging Medicine. Accepting old age at 40 or 50, that was the past. The present and future is bright. There is a solution, there is a cure and way to manage male menopause, and that is to replace lost hormones using HGH & Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Although testosterone injections are normally prescribed as a low testosterone symptoms treatment, testosterone creams, gels, testosterone pellets and patches are also available. Remember the following about aging:
- Testosterone, Growth Hormone and DHEA start to decline in mid to late twenties and early 30's. That is when the aging process begins in earnest. Strength, vitality, sexual prowess, muscle tone and mental acuity begin to be affected.
- Decreased hormone levels are not “normal for your age” (a phrase used by doctors who do not know how to treat it).
- Hypogonadism and Andropause (Male Menopause) is a health problem that requires treatment with hormone replacement.
- Age Management & Antiaging - Medical science has known it is possible to regain youth by replacing hormones since the early 1990’s. Many (HRT) Hormone Replacement Therapy options exist today.
- Hormones do not decline because we age – we age because hormones decline!
- HRT - Hormone Replacement Therapy - there is a simple and effective treatment – replace hormones like testosterone, DHEA and/or HGH (Somatropin) Growth Hormone to optimal levels.
Learn about new Testosterone Pellet procedures for Testosterone Replacement.
Testosterone pellets are one way to take testosterone. Testosterone Pellets are normally marketed under the brand name Testopel and other testosterone pellet hormone medication brands. Testopel and other similar testosterone replacement methods and formulations using a form of pellet require a doctor's prescription and are inserted by a licensed physician. Testosterone pellets are used to treat testosterone deficiencies in men whose bodies are unable to create sufficient amounts due to male menopause or andropause (hypogonadism), an injury or disease.
How Testosterone Pellets are Administered / Pellet Insertion
Testosterone Pellets are about the size of a grain of rice and can be inserted during a quick outpatient procedure in your physician's office. It takes only ten to twenty minutes and is virtually pain free. The doctor will first numb the area and then insert the pellets through your skin and into the fatty tissue in your buttocks. The number of testosterone pellets to be inserted with each treatment is determined by the medically indicated dosage of testosterone you need after a comprehensive medical evaluation and blood test.
Testosterone Pellets are a type of hormone replacement therapy and entail the use of natural or "bio-identical" testosterone for replacement. Arimidex / Anastrazol or aromatase inhibiter to block the excess of estrogen and or HCG may also be clinically indicated.
Testosterone Pellet Dosing Range
The medically indicated dose of testosterone pellets can range from 150-650 mg which equals two to eight pellets, however up to 10 may be medically indicated for proper testosterone replacement depending on your normal or optimal testosterone level.
How Testosterone Pellets Work in your system
Testosterone Pellets work in a similar way to "time-released" vitamins in that they release a constant supply of testosterone into your body which can last for up to five or six months. After a five or six month period, your physician will check your testosterone levels in order to determine when it is time to implant more pellets.
Benefits and Risks of Testosterone Pellets
There are a number of advantages to pellets over other types of testosterone therapy as follows:
Convenience: Testosterone Pellets are a very convenient method of hormone delivery.
Even Flow of Hormone: Testosterone Pellets are very effective at releasing an even flow of tetsosterone to your body in order to avoid wide swings of testosterone in your system. *
Long Duration Between Application: You don't have to apply gels or testosterone creams every day or visit the doctor once a week for shots. Testosterone Pellets can last 4 to 6 months.
Direct Delivery to Your System: Unlike pills which may cause harm to your liver and must pass through the digestive track, the testosterone pellet hormone medication is delivered directly and in a steady manner keeping testosterone levels consistent in your blood.
* Avoiding erratic swings in testosterone levels and dosage protocols that may occur with other forms of delivery is one of the biggest advantages of pellets.
As with all medical procedures there are some risks. The risks of testosterone pellets are associated with the method of subcutaneous injection and appropriate insertion protocol administered by a licensed physician should always be followed.
Note: Testosterone therapy in general is normally accompanied by estrogen blocker medications called aromatase inhibitors (AI's) like Arimidex (Anastrozole) or Femara (Letrozole).
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