Low testosterone levels is an issue than impacts men all over the U.S. In fact, 13.8 million men in the U.S under the age of 40 have low testosterone levels. Luckily with Testosterone Replacement Therapy, you don’t have to be one. Testosterone Replacement Therapy, or TRT, helps men fight the symptoms of low Testoserone and hormonal imbalance. TRT can improve your overall health and many other facets of your life.
Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone that is produced in the testicles. Its main functions include sperm count, sex drive, masculine qualities, bone density, fat production, facial/body hair production, and red blood cell production. Generally, our testosterone levels peak when we are adolescents and young adults. As we get older, these levels drop. It is important to distinguish if the levels dropping are occuring natural with age, or could be a sign of something worse. Hypogonadism is a condition where the male body does not produce enough testosterone. It is possible to be born with this condition, but you can also develop it later in life.
Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
- Improved sexual drive and sexual performance
- Increased muscle mass and strength
- Lowered body fat
- Higher energy levels
- Better sleeping
- Improved confidence
- Decreased risk of diabetes
- Improved brain function and cognitive abilities
- Lowered bad cholesterol levels
- Some report weight loss
While some minor side effects may exist, the potential benefits far outweigh any risks. The first step in Testosterone Replacement Therapy is getting a testosterone level count. This will help you and your doctor understand what issues you may be up against. If you have any questions about TRT, contact Bowden Internal Medicine. At Bowden, we treat a wide range of internal medical issues from the common to the complex. We treat the whole you, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, while working closely with specialists to make sure you get the best care possible. To schedule an appointment, visit our website or give us a call at (901) 278-9538.