Everything You Need to Know About Testosterone Replacement Therapy Testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT, is a medical treatment that replaces missing testosterone in your body. Physicians can prescribe testosterone therapy for men and women to ensure that their hormones are correctly balanced, especially for men whose testosterone levels have declined over time. Let us help […]
Men’s testosterone levels are declining at alarming rates and here is what you can do about it. Core Medical Group’s staff discusses in this blog why we are seeing lower levels than ever and our recommendations to help boost testosterone levels. If you live in South Florida, like millions of men – keeping up with […]
Are you feeling tired, experiencing weight gain, or suffering from other mysterious problems? Low testosterone might be the issue. However, you don’t have to suffer from lowered testosterone levels forever. Once you know what causes low testosterone, you can start finding ways to fight the problem at the root. In this guide, we’ll go over […]
Men can benefit from hormone replacement therapy as part of a comprehensive and natural anti-aging program. As men age, the male hormones decline, referred to as “andropause”. Symptoms of andropause include decrease in muscle mass and muscle strength, increased body fat and lowered libido, accompanied by decrease in mental sharpness and decrease of overall energy […]
The andropausal symptoms can be helped and even reversed by the right supplementation of testosterone into the body. The idea of testosterone therapy is to restore testosterone to youthful levels to achieve optimal health and well-being. Testosterone is a vital hormone that plays an enormous role in the sex drive of both men and women. It is known to restore healthy sexual excitement and desire, which in turn improves attitude, relationships and well-being.
Testosterone therapy can help reverse the effects of hypogonadism, but it’s unclear whether testosterone therapy would have any benefit for older men who are otherwise healthy. Although some men believe that taking testosterone medications may help them feel younger and more vigorous as they age, few rigorous studies have examined testosterone therapy in men who have healthy testosterone levels — and some small studies have revealed mixed results. For example, in one study healthy men who took testosterone medications increased muscle mass but didn’t gain strength.
In the study, funded in part by drug maker Novo Nordisc, researchers looked the causes of death in almost 2,000 German men aged 20 to 79 years. The men with low testosterone at the start of study, which had an average follow up period of 7 years, had a more than 2.5 times greater risk of dying during the next 10 years compared with men with higher testosterone. These men tended to be older, fatter and had a greater prevalence of diabetes and high blood pressure than the men with higher testosterone levels, Haring said.
This difference was not explained by age, smoking, alcohol intake, level of physical activity or increased waist circumference (a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease), according to researcher author Robin Haring, a Ph.D. student from Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald, Institute for Community Medicine.
Low testosterone levels predicted increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer but not death of any other single cause, the study found.
Testosterone is the most important sex hormone (otherwise known as androgens) produced in the male body. It is the hormone that is primarily responsible for producing the typical adult male attributes. At puberty, testosterone stimulates the physical changes that characterize the adult male, such as enlargement of the penis and testes, growth of facial and pubic hair, deepening of the voice, an increase in muscle mass and strength, and growth in height. Throughout adult life, testosterone helps maintain sex drive, the production of sperm cells, male hair patterns, muscle mass and bone mass.
Testosterone is the most important sex hormone or androgen produced in men. The function of testosterone is primarily the producing the normal adult male characteristics. During puberty, testosterone stimulates the physical changes that constitute the attributes of the adult male.
Testosterone is truly a life source to the male body. Produced primarily in the testes by specialized Leydig cells, testosterone travels through the body via the bloodstream and binds to receptors on target tissues. There are testosterone receptors all over the body. As might be expected there are many in the genital area. However, the largest concentration is in the heart and brain. It is the receptor sites in the brain that create sexual desire which in turn trigger the release of nitric oxide to facilitate an erection.