Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Like many men there’s a good chance you’ve noticed the pep in your step decline over the years; after all, you’re getting older and this is the natural order of things. Even so, proper diet and regular exercise can greatly improve this “weaker” feeling you now possess but sometimes that’s not enough and more times than not you are in need of testosterone replacement therapy. Over recent years testosterone replacement therapy has become nothing short of a miracle in the lives of many, giving many men a return to the once vigor they felt as young men.
Do not make the mistake assuming testosterone replacement therapy is only for men in their golden years; many men of a younger age suffer from low levels of testosterone and the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy can serve them equally as well. Granted, a man in his early to mid-twenties will more than likely not qualify for such treatment but there are exceptions.
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Specifically?:
To give testosterone replacement therapy a more specific definition or meaning we may conclude its purpose is often to combat hypogonadism. All men experience hypogonadism as they age, although the extent will vary from person to person. Its effects are quite unwelcome and include but are not limited to:
- Decreased sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of muscle tissue
- A slower metabolism
- Decrease in bone strength
- Decrease in energy levels
- Increased body-fat
With regular testosterone replacement therapy the effects of hypogonadism can be eliminated and you can once again experience a stronger and more energetic life.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Duration:
If you qualify for testosterone replacement therapy understand one thing; there is no cure for low testosterone. Once you begin therapy you will need to continue it for the remainder of your life or you will see the unwanted effects of low testosterone return. Don’t let this frighten you; if you had not received testosterone replacement therapy the unwanted effects of low testosterone were not going to go away all by themselves. You should also take note; once you begin you need to be thorough with the administering of the testosterone prescribed to you. You cannot administer a dose now and then and the form of testosterone your doctor prescribes will determine how often it must be administered but missing a dose will only set you back.
The Legal Battle:
Testosterone replacement therapy and hormone replacement therapy in general has come under the fire of many almost as quickly as its risen in popularity. It is very difficult to determine the legitimacy of the prescription(s) in-terms of did the individual really need therapy to begin with. There isn’t a set agreed upon level to determine a specific number; after all, we are all individuals unique unto our own. For example, what is a naturally occurring normal level of testosterone for one man may not be the same for the next man, in-fact you can guarantee it’s not. Many clinics and physicians who prescribe testosterone replacement therapy have found themselves in legal battles over this very matter; some men we must conclude enjoy the rest of us feeling like a prepubescent little girl.