What Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

The hormone testosterone regulates a number of functions, including a man’s sperm production, fat distribution, and red blood cell production.

Testosterone replacement therapy, typically used to treat men diagnosed with low testosterone, or hypogonadism, can help increase sex drive, improve mood, and provide relief from declining hormone levels.

What Are the Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

For men as young as 30, testosterone replacement therapy has several benefits, including:

Increased libido.

Because testosterone is largely responsible for a man’s sex drive, low levels of the hormone can negatively affect intimacy and self-esteem. Testosterone replacement therapy can heighten the libido, improving intimate relationships and restoring confidence.

Improved weight loss and muscle tone.

According to recent studies, testosterone replacement therapy may be helpful for men who struggle with weight loss. U.S. and German researchers followed 164 men receiving testosterone therapy. At the end of a five-year period, the study subjects had decreases in weight, body mass index, and waist size. These patients also showed significant decreases in cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure levels.

Increased stamina and exercise performance.

Many younger patients with low testosterone notice that they tire more quickly after exercise, or that they have difficulty maintaining lean muscle mass.

Testosterone replacement therapy can help boost exercise performance and increase recovery time.

Schedule a free consultation with the dedicated staff at 1513 Anti-Aging and Wellness® to learn more about the benefits and risks of testosterone replacement therapy.