Are you planning to have a testosterone replacement therapy? Patients who would have this procedure would often ask:
- What is Testosterone?
Testosterone or male hormones is the sex hormone naturally produced by the body that is responsible for the growth and development of the male sex organs. It also helps with the maintenance of other sexual characteristics. Testosterone is being produced in the testes where sperm is also produced. It also helps with muscle growth and some cognitive functions.
- What are “normal levels” of testosterone
Normal levels of testosterone in healthy men range between 530 ng/dL and 1000 ng/dL where the brain and the testes are working together in equilibrium. The brain “signals” with hormones that stimulate testosterone production. These very same signal hormones are released periodically that keeps testosterone development going to avoid fluctuations.
- What causes low testosterone
There are a lot of factors that can cause low testosterone levels such as the following: chromosomal abnormalities, undescended testes, cancer treatments and injuries on the testicle. Other causes include concurrent illnesses and medications, and the inevitable aging.
- Benefits of Testosterone Replacement
You will have energy increase, decreased irritability and depression. There is a significant improvement on muscle mass and strength. A more healthy sex life due to higher libido boost done by the increase of male hormones. A noteworthy improvement in visuospatial cognitive function and verbal memory. Your mood would be better. And your body would process fat more efficiently because testosterone helps in getting rid of the fats.That is the reason why women don’t have bulging muscles like men do. Bodybuilders would get their testosterone into a higher level to help them tone and grow muscles.
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