March 16, 2016

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

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
  • depression
  • reduced muscle mass and strength
  • increased body fat, particularly around the abdomen
  • weaker erections and orgasms
  • reduced amount of ejaculate
  • loss of body hair
  • reduced bone mass, therefore increased risk of osteoporosis.

Men and Testosterone

Andropause, the male equivalent of menopause is real, although more subtle than menopause.  Men experience 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 that 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.

If you’re wondering whether Testosterone Replacement Therapy could be right for you, answer the questions below. Your responses will be emailed to our clinic, where we can confidentially evaluate your situation. In just a couple days, we’ll be in touch to discuss what we might be able to do for you.

Self-Evaluation Questionnaire

No Yes
Do you have a decrease in sex drive?
Do you have a lack of energy?
Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance?
Have you lost height?
Have you noticed a decreased enjoyment of life?
Are you sad and/or grumpy?
Are your erections less strong?
Has it been more difficult to maintain your erection throughout sexual intercourse?
Are you falling asleep after dinner?
Has your work performance deteriorated recently?
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