Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, include improving erectile dysfunction
Are you fed up with having a low sex drive, low energy and reduced muscle mass? If you are, there is something you can do about it. Testosterone hormone replacement therapy for men can give you a new lease on life and improve your health. Here’s how.
- Improved Libido and erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is a common problem for mature men. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons they go to see their physician about testosterone therapy. This male hormone is strongly linked to libido in men, and a number of studies have confirmed that men with declining testosterone can benefit greatly from this form of therapy. We have helped a number of men dealing with erectile dysfunction since forming Pure Life Institute in 2008.
A new study published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed that with testosterone therapy, sexual interest and function improved in older men. The year-long study consisted of 420 participants who were all males over the age of 65. Some were given testosterone gel and others a placebo to measure the effects of the hormone. The men treated with testosterone therapy displayed a consistent improvement in libido, which is rather promising because if it can do that for the over 65s, think about what it could do for younger men.
- More Energy
Have you been feeling tired a lot more recently? If so, it could be down to low testosterone levels. This hormone plays a role in the production of red blood cells, and if there aren’t enough in your body, you can be left feeling exhausted. Red blood cells carry oxygen around the body and facilitate cellular respiration. A process which involves breaking down glucose to produce energy. By increasing your testosterone, you can help your body to function better and have more energy.
- Stronger Bones
Doctors who do hormone replacement therapy will tell you that testosterone can increase your bone density. Strong bones are important because they support your muscles and internal organs. As you age, your bones generally become weaker, making you susceptible to bone injuries. As a middle-aged man, it makes sense to look at what you can do now to improve your health as you age.
- Increased Muscle Strength and Mass
If you don’t feel as strong as you used to be, it’s probably because you aren’t. Low testosterone levels and anabolic resistance have been shown to reduce muscle mass in men. But there is something you can do about it. You can increase your protein intake and look for ways to increase your testosterone levels. Both methods will help you to regain muscle mass.
A study carried out at the Beth Israel Deaconess Center in Boston showed that muscle mass could be increased by receiving the hormone. Researchers gave 58 male participants testosterone gel or injections, and after six months, their muscle mass had increased by about 2.5 pounds, which may not sound that significant. However, if you lost that much muscle it would be noticeable.
- Better Mood
Your mood is not only influenced by your environment, it is also influenced by hormones. Stress, mood swings and depression can all stem from depleted testosterone levels.
A study of more than 600 elderly Dutch men revealed a significant link between low testosterone and depression. It emerged that these men were more likely to be suffering from depression because of their decreasing T levels.
Testosterone replacement therapy has many benefits, including improving erectile dystuncion. If you have questions, please fell free to call our office at 714-505-0433.
Dr. Joseph Altamarino