boston-testosterone112816Testosterone is the main male sex hormone, and its primary job is to manipulate male physical characteristics. This hormone is produced in the testes, and it helps to transform a boy into a man. Male characteristics depend on the amount of testosterone hormones in the blood.

It is important to maintain the normal level of testosterone hormones in the body, so that it can perform its other essential functions like:

• Maintaining sufficient levels of red blood cells
• Boosting skeletal development
• Enabling men to produce sperm for reproduction
• Promoting good health and well-being
• Enhancing sexual characteristics
• Improving prostate and male reproductive tissues
• Lowering the risk of osteoporosis

The insufficient production of testosterone hormone does not cause erectile dysfunction, but testosterone replacement therapy may correct the problem.

What Causes Low Testosterone?
The level of testosterone normally drops after the age of 30 and will continue to go down further.

There are also other factors that cause the testosterone levels to drop, such as:

• Alcoholism
• Anomalies in the genes
• Cancer treatments chemotherapy
• Chronic kidney malfunction
• Cirrhosis of the liver
• Excessive iron in the body
• Inflammatory conditions
• Lingering illness
• Malfunction of the pituitary gland
• Medications, especially for prostate cancer
• Obesity
• Problems like injury, infection, or loss of testicles
• Stress
• Others

Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Below are the usual symptoms experienced by men with low testosterone levels:

• Decreased muscle mass
• Depression
• Difficulty concentrating
• Erectile dysfunction
• Fatigue and poor energy level
• Hair loss
• Irritability
• Low sense of well-being
• Low sex drive

These symptoms are experienced even by some men with normal testosterone levels.
A medical examination by the doctor is needed to confirm the need for Testosterone Replacement Therapy.

What is Testosterone Replacement?
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a type of hormone replacement therapy in which testosterone hormones are replenished. TRT treats low hormone levels (specifically, the hormone testosterone) in men, and TRT is safe and very effective when medically indicated and monitored. Testosterone treatments reverse the symptoms of male aging and improving overall health, especially when combined with a comprehensive Program. Cenegenics Boston offers Free Consultations. Sign up Today!

Who needs Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Men with low testosterone levels who have no symptoms as well as men who are suffering low levels because of their ages are not recommended to undergo testosterone replacement therapy.

Those with low levels and are experiencing the symptoms, should refer to their doctors, who may recommend testosterone replacement therapy.

After taking hormone replacement therapy, continue to have regular visits with your doctor.