Both men and women can benefit from Testosterone Replacement Therapy. As we age, our testosterone production decreases and causes some alarming effects. Some of the symptoms of testosterone deficiency (i.e. low testosterone) include:
- reduced sexual desire
- hot flashes and sweating
- breast development (gynecomastia)
- lethargy and fatigue
- reduced muscle mass and strength
- increased body fat, particularly around the abdomen
- weaker erections and orgasms
- reduced the amount of ejaculate
- loss of body hair
- reduced bone mass therefore increased the risk of osteoporosis.
Men and Testosterone
Andropause, the male equivalent of menopause is real, although more subtle than menopause. Men experience the gradual decline in androgens, the male sex hormones, starting as early as their late 30s. The loss of testosterone contributes to the familiar “pot belly”; and declining muscle tone in middle-aged men. The symptoms of male menopause include a decreased interest in sex, difficulty in having and maintaining an erection, and decreased sexual satisfaction, as well as fatigue, depression, irritability, aches and pains, and muscle loss.
Women and Testosterone
In the years around menopause, women also face issues related to the loss of testosterone. While estrogen levels in women decline abruptly after menopause, their testosterone levels begin those decline years earlier. Testosterone is responsible for sex drive and mood stability. So, once either of these traits begins to change noticeably, it’s time to explore Testosterone Replacement Therapy.