Is Testosterone Therapy Right For You?

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Testosterone Therapy

Adequate testosterone levels, essential for health and quality of life for the average man.

Testosterone replacement therapy is big business. Prescriptions increased from 1.3 million in 2010 to more than 3 million in 2016. Low testosterone, linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Also linked to depression, decreased sexual performance, low energy levels and premature death.

A subcommittee of the FDA form Endocrine Society recommended that testosterone prescriptions be limited to men with low testosterone levels (hypogonadism). They also recommended large scale studies to determine the effects of testosterone supplements. Checking the long term risks of cardiovascular and prostate disease.

Most, but not all, studies showed that testosterone supplements increase muscle mass and strength. Also improving sexual performance and enhancing mood in aging men. Symptoms that might call for testosterone supplements include drop in sex drive and trouble getting or maintaining an erection. Also breast enlargement, reduced energy levels, poor concentration or depression. You’ll notice decreased muscle mass and strength as well.

Many men use testosterone supplements to build muscle, increase strength and improve sex life.