Testosterone therapy has in recent years become one of the most popular forms of hormone therapy in men the world over. Increasingly more and more men have become aware of issues surrounding low testosterone and the effects associated and as this education has increased so have the numbers of testosterone therapy patients. However, as many men have begun to educate themselves on the topic many more still find themselves largely in the dark. Much of the lack of understanding is due to the simple fact steroids have been demonized so incessantly for so many years. For those who are confused, testosterone therapy requires the use of the anabolic steroid testosterone, a hormone naturally produced by the body; in this case we are simply supplementing with a synthetic version. However, do not let your heart be troubled as we will examine the ins and outs and not only explain the process and benefits but hopefully lend an understanding leaving you with the tools to decide if testosterone therapy is right for you.
The purpose is simple; to increase testosterone levels in individuals who suffer from low levels. While there are a few reasons one might suffer from low testosterone the most common factor is simply age. As we age our testosterone levels naturally decline, it is inevitable. While the level of decline will vary from person to person, at some point your natural levels of the hormone will fall below optimal levels. When this occurs there are several symptoms and effects that may present themselves and each one carries with it a negative reaction that although not life threatening it can be quite uncomfortable and greatly reduce your quality of life.
There are several symptoms that may be brought on by low levels and if you experience even one you may very well be a candidate for testosterone therapy; however most will normally display multiple symptoms. A brief examination of your own personal well-being will generally tell you if you need testosterone therapy but to receive it you will need to officially have your levels checked. There is generally no reason to have your levels checked if you do not display the typical signs and symptoms which most commonly include:
All testosterone therapy provides the same hormone but it is the mode of application that will vary. The most effective type of testosterone therapy is in the form of injectable administration and will in almost all cases completely remedy your low levels. Other common forms include transdermal gels and creams (AndroGel and AndroDerm) and both are effective forms of administration in the treatment of low testosterone. While both transdermal forms will increase testosterone levels neither will prove to be as efficient as injectable testosterone; some men will only be able to correct their levels with the injectable form. Regardless of the form you use , in the end the decision will be made largely by your attending physician. However, if you choose to go to a hormone replacement clinic rather than your general practitioner in most cases you will be given free rein to choose your mode of application.
The benefits of testosterone therapy are truly remarkable; you can simply take the list of symptoms provided above and reverse it in every way. Through sound therapy you will increase your strength, develop a more pleasing physique, improve your mood and sexual function and generally improve your overall quality of life. Most men who undergo testosterone therapy will generally only have one common regret; the fact that they waited so long to get it done.