Pros And Cons Of Testosterone Treatment

There has been much debate about the effectiveness and side effects of testosterone treatments such as testosterone replacement therapy.  Many aging men with low testosterone suffer from a loss of sex drive and performance, as well as energy and motivation.

Testosterone is a hormone produced by the testicles and is responsible for the development of male sexual characteristics. In addition, this hormone is essential for maintaining muscle mass, bone growth, and adequate red blood cells.

Although increasing sex drive and bedroom longevity sounds like a reason altogether to receive testosterone replacement therapy, the benefits go way beyond a man’s ability to “please others”. In fact, testosterone studies have shown that the hormone plays an important role in life expectancy. Men who suffer from low testosterone usually don’t live as long as men who have normal levels.

In addition, normal testosterone levels are vital to deferring issues such as diabetes, obesity, metabolic function, and osteoporosis.

In short, this hormone has proven to impact longevity.

Pros And Cons Of Testosterone Treatment

The Best and Worst of Testosterone Treatment

As stated above, men with low testosterone usually suffer from energy loss and motivation. A lack of motivation itself can lead to weight gain and diabetes as a male ages.  By investing in testosterone treatments you are investing in the longevity of your health and everyday activities. Some men improve with little treatment while others need a more extensive therapy program. Nonetheless, the majority of patients have shown positive results after treatment.

If you are an athlete or have ever been an athlete, you will find that you usually contain more energy than many other people. This is largely because your activity, strength, and mental toughness have increased your testosterone levels above the normal male. As a rule of thumb, as testosterone levels increase, so does muscle mass and bone strength. Therefore, an active male is usually less susceptible to cardiovascular diseases, heart conditions, and osteoporosis. By conducting testosterone treatments if your body is naturally weak on producing the hormone, you’re helping create a healthier internal environment for your body.

With that said, wrongfully abusing testosterone replacement therapy can have adverse side effects. Just like with creatine, your body naturally produces testosterone. Over production may lead to prostate cancer or enlargement, high red blood counts, and sleeping problems. If you currently have a heart condition or have had previous signs of prostate cancer, testosterone replacement therapy may not be right for you.

Fortunately, doctors are required to screen you prior to starting treatments to ensure that you are a healthy and necessary patient. Given that these treatments have not been conducted until fairly recently, there’s not much evidence on the long-term positive and negative affects of this testosterone producing therapy. From what studies have accumulated, the benefits outweigh the possible future risks.

If you’re suffering from low testosterone, these treatments may be your only chance to jump-start your production sufficiently. After production has been returned to normal levels, a patient may begin to produce sufficiently on their own.

Consult your doctor if your recent physical shows signs of low production.

This article was provided by Matthew Hall from Rejuve Health Clinics in Lake Mary, Florida. Rejuve Health Clinic (RHC) is Orlando’s premier testosterone replacement therapy center.

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