What Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy is the medical treatment of conditions that cause low testosterone levels in men, such as congenital defects or diseases. The goal of testosterone replacement therapy is to restore normal levels of the hormone in the blood, which can help improve your health and quality of life.
Why Are More Men Seeking Testosterone?
Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of men who have sought treatment for low testosterone levels. In fact, from 2002 to 2013 alone, the number of prescriptions for testosterone increased by nearly 400 percent. There are a number of factors that may be contributing to this trend. To start, many men are living longer and healthier lives than ever before. As people live longer, they are more likely to experience age-related declines in testosterone levels.
How Do Decreased Testosterone Levels Affects Men’s Health?
Testosterone is a key hormone in men. It is responsible for development of male sexual organs, as well as secondary sex characteristics such as facial hair and deep voice. It also has many other important functions that affect overall health, including:
-Bone strength and density
-Fat distribution (e.g., belly fat)
-Mood and anxiety levels
-Muscle mass and strength
Are my Testosterone Levels Normal?
There are several ways to measure testosterone levels. The most common is a blood test, which measures the amount of total testosterone in the body. Testosterone levels can also be measured by drawing labs or by checking for signs and symptoms of low testosterone (e.g., erectile dysfunction, low sex drive).
Am I a Candidate for Testosterone Therapy?
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for this therapy is to schedule a consultation with one of our highly trained providers. We can perform a simple blood test to determine your testosterone levels and help you determine if you are a candidate for therapy. Book your consultation now to be considered and to discuss your options.