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Testosterone Replacement Therapy

What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

The testosterone Replacement Therapy has been long used as a treatment option for the patients with “Hypogonadism” and the conditions that are associated with the low levels of Testosterone Hormone.

What is Testosterone?

It is one of the gonadotropic hormones primarily produced in the men’s testicles which maintains the functions stated below:

  • Fat distribution.
  • Productions of RBC
  • Producing body and facial hair.
  • Sexual arousal.
  • Production of sperms.
  • Strength of muscles.
  • Density of the bones.
How is Testosterone reduced along with the growing age?

The production of testosterone usually peaks at the time of puberty and at start of the adulthood. With the growing age, levels of testosterone hormone start to decrease almost 1% every year after the age of 30. For most of the older men, they should be knowing whether the low testosterone levels are just due to the age factor or it includes any diseases such as Hypogonadism.

What is Hypogonadism?

Hypogonadism decreases the ability and efficiency of your body to produce the right amount of testosterone hormone due to any problem occurred to testicles of a man or with the pituitary gland which controls the production of hormones in testicles.

What kind of changes occur due to low levels of Testosterone?

There are various changes that occur due to the low levels of Testosterone Hormone, these can be sexual and physical changes both.

The sexual changes may include: Less sexual desire within a man, fewer erections and even having infertility.

The physical changes may include: enlargement of the body fat, a reduction in the muscle bulks and the strength of the muscles, tenderness of breasts called gynecomastia, loss of body hair, and even decrease in the density of bone.

The emotional changes may include: the low levels of testosterone hormone can contribute to a less motivating or self-confidence mind. Sadness and depression are common and one can even face problems with concentrating on certain things.

If you are diagnosed with any of the signs and symptoms mentioned above and want to reduce the risk of Hypogonadism, then Testosterone Replacement Therapy is just the right option for you.

As mentioned earlier, with the increase of age the testosterone levels keep falling. With these falling levels of Testosterone the beneficiary effects of the testosterone also decreases and it can leave some serious negative impacts on your body and it’s functions. The Testosterone Replacement Therapy is just the best reasonable option, usually opted by men with Hypogonadism symptoms and low levels of Testosterone hormone. After the Testosterone Replacement Therapy, the positive benefits and functions of Testosterone are possible recovered.

All these positive outcomes of the Testosterone Replacement Therapy have led to an increase it’s use for the men having hypogonadism or testosterone deficiency.

Ways to get Testosterone Replacement Therapy done:
  • Gel: with different gels being available, you can rub the testosterone directly onto your skin because testosterone is absorbed through your skin.
  • Injections: the Testosterone cypionate (Depo-Testosterone), testosterone enanthate as well as Testosterone undecanoate (Aveed) are transported direct into the muscle or the skin. This must be done under professionals which are offered by our Dry Eye and Wellness Center, given every 10 weeks normally.
  • Patch: a single patch containing testosterone is attached to your torso or the thighs each night.
  • Nasal: a testosterone gel is pumped into the nostrils.
  • Implantable pallets: Pallets containing testosterone are implanted surgically into your skin from each three to six months.
Have a look common Testosterone levels for males starting from 20 years of age:
20-25 5.25–20.7
25-30 5.05–19.8
30-35 4.85–19.0
35-40 4.65–18.1
40-45 4.46–17.1
45-50 4.26–16.4
50-55 4.06–15.6
55-60 3.87–14.7