Testosterone is a critical hormone produced primarily in the testicles responsible for male growth and masculine characteristics. It impacts everything from mood and muscle growth to fat storage and energy levels. However, when the body does not produce an adequate amount of testosterone, many of these functions become impaired.
Studies have demonstrated that testosterone replacement therapy can improve quality of life and overall health and well-being for men with low testosterone levels. Here are just a few outstanding benefits of testosterone replacement therapy:
Improved Body Composition and Strength
A noticeable physical symptom of low testosterone is weight gain. Testosterone is a hormone that catalyzes many bodily processes by attaching to androgen receptors, which are oftentimes found in muscle tissue. When the body fails to produce enough testosterone, these androgen receptors remain inactive, putting the body into a catabolic state where the body stops building muscle and begins to break down muscle tissue.
Testosterone replacement therapy can be an attractive and effective solution to weight gain and muscle loss. This treatment can replenish the supply of testosterone, converting the body back to an anabolic (muscle-building) state.
Testosterone is one of the hormones that physiologically stimulates the male sex drive, hence why low testosterone is associated with decreased libido and poor erectile function. Fortunately, one of the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy is that it can increase libido and improve erectile function in men.
Increased Energy Levels
While it’s natural to move a little slower than you did in your twenties, extreme fatigue and feeling tired regardless of how much sleep you got the night before should not be taken lightly. It is likely that low testosterone may be the cause behind your fatigue and decreased energy levels. According to research, improving energy was the third most frequently coded reason for why men sought testosterone and the most frequently reported benefit associated with treatment.
Optimal levels of testosterone can boost your energy in numerous ways. Testosterone increases your insulin sensitivity, which helps you lose body fat. It also increases physical stamina through increased red blood cell count.
Cognition is the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience and the senses. Research has found that low testosterone levels have been associated with impaired quality of life due to symptoms such as depression and cognitive impairment. Other studies have demonstrated that higher testosterone is associated with a reduced incidence of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Increased Bone Density
As men age, their testosterone concentrations decrease, as do their bone densities. This can lead to an increased risk of fractures, breaks and osteoporosis over time. Testosterone replacement therapy is associated with improvement to bone mineral density, particularly when it is undertaken in conjunction with strength training.
Getting started with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)
ReEnvisionMD takes a comprehensive approach to TRT, restoring healthy testosterone levels and helping men regain a sense of empowered living. Our TRT program targets the precise cause of hormone imbalance through customized treatment plans based on individual patient needs.
If you believe you may have low testosterone or are interested in increasing your testosterone levels, contact us today to get started.