Mens Clinic Testosterone Therapy

What is Testosterone?

 Testosterone is generally believed to be the hormone responsible for the development of male sexual characteristics. It has a major role in our life.

The hormones present in Testosterone are the chemical messengers that turn out to trigger all the necessary changes in the body. Females too turn out to produce Testosterone but in small amounts.

When the levels of Testosterone drop down below the levels that are generally considered to be unhealthy they then lead to different kinds of conditions like hypogonadism and infertility.

We call it a low t syndrome. It causes a great effect on a men’s sexual performance. Sometimes the low t has a major effect on overall sexual performance.

However, studies and medical history have shown that people with low testosterone can turn out to boost their levels with ease.

Low T has turned out to become common these days. And the supplements to these have increased fivefold since the year 2012.

Why is Testosterone important for boys and men?

Testosterone turns out to help in bringing in the physical changes, turning the boy into a man. This particular time in a man is called puberty. The changes that they get to see in a man is

  1. Growth of the penis and testes.
  2. Growing taller.
  3. Development of bones and muscles.
  4. Growth of facial, pubic, and body hair.
  5. Change in the voice.
  6. Weight gain.

Men need to have a balanced amount of hormones to make sperm that will help them have children at ease. Low T or testosterone deficiency causes a great problem in their fertility.

What Causes Testosterone?

As the man continues to age, the amount of testosterone levels gradually turns out to drop. This is something that turns out to drop once they reach 30, and continues to happen throughout his life.

Some of the major causes of low T include the following:

  1. Acute or chronic illness.
  2. Alcohol abuse.
  3. HIV / AIDS
  4. Kidney failure
  5. Chemotherapy for cancer
  6. Dysfunction or tumors in the pituitary gland.
  7. Aging
  8. Puberty delay
  9. Trauma head injury

What are the Major Symptoms of Low Testosterone? 

The symptoms and causes both depend on the age of the person and include the following:

  1. Low sex drive
  2. Low libido
  3. Loss of muscular strength
  4. Fatigue
  5. Moodiness and irritability
  6. Difficulty in concentration and memory
  7. Depressed mood
  8. Anxiety
  9. Decrease in body hair.
  10. Increased body fat
  11. Thinning of bones
  12. Infertility
  13. Sexual Dysfunction
  14. Erectile Dysfunction

What are the diagnosis and tests for Testosterone? 

Testosterone is generally diagnosed by measuring the right amount of testosterone present in the blood cells.

It takes a huge process to determine if a patient has low testosterone since the levels turn out to change throughout the day and don’t be the same every time.

The right time to know the levels of testosterone are around 8. am in the morning. This is one of the major reasons why doctors prefer to measure testosterone levels in the morning.

How Can You Treat Low Testosterone?

This can be treated by testosterone replacement therapy, given in different ways.

  1. Intramuscular injections are usually given every 10 to 14 days.
  2. Testosterone patches are applied to the different parts of the body, including the buttocks, arms, and abdomen.
  3. The gels are applied every day to clean the skin of the upper arm and back.
  4. Pallets that are implanted under the skin for every two months.

Can this be prevented?

There is no way that testosterone can be prevented, as this is caused by the damage done to the testes or the pituitary gland.

But sometimes testosterone replacement therapy works well in this case. Men’s Clinic has a vast solution for testosterone.

Having a healthy lifestyle that includes good nutrition, exercise, weight management, and avoiding alcohol and drugs can help in keeping testosterone levels normal.