What Are the Benefits of Testosterone Therapy?
Men seek testosterone replacement therapy to treat low testosterone levels, also known as “Low T.” Levels of this hormone decline with age in many men, resulting in erectile dysfunction, poor libido, loss of body mass and muscle, anemia, and depressed moods. As they get older, men turn to testosterone therapy to boost muscle tone, sexual drive, and sexual performance, resulting in increased confidence. Visit Dr. Micah Walker, MD, to treat low testosterone levels at Men’s Health of Mississippi. We are conveniently located at 120 Fountains Blvd #1001, Madison, MS 39110. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online.
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Before diving into testosterone therapy, we must first understand what testosterone is. Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, responsible for regulating fertility, muscle mass, mood, fat distribution, and red blood cell production. As men age, their testosterone levels naturally begin to drop. When they fall below what is considered healthy, physical and mental problems begin to emerge.
Testosterone therapy is a method of replenishing testosterone stores so that the body can function more efficiently. At Men’s Health of Mississippi, our team of hormonal specialists can help restore your testosterone levels, getting you back to looking and feeling like yourself. Contact us today about testosterone therapy or any of our other services or book an online appointment at your earliest convenience.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can improve symptoms associated with low testosterone levels in the body, including erectile dysfunction, mental health issues, impeded libido, low energy levels, weight fluctuations, memory issues, and much more.
TRT allows men to get back to feeling their best on both a physical and mental level. The advantages of testosterone therapy include:
• Improved bone density
• Improved sexual performance
• Increased muscle growth
• Increased sexual drive
• Mental clarity
• More efficient burning of fat stores
• Quality erections
• Stable and long-lasting energy
• Stable moods
• Weight loss
While the results of TRT are different for each person, many patients report experiencing noticeable changes within the first 1-2 weeks of treatment. However, it’s important to schedule and attend regular follow-up visits with your primary health physician (or attending doctor) to ensure the treatment is working as prescribed. Your dose of testosterone will be adjusted as needed.
Testosterone is a sex hormone that carries many different important functions in the body, including regulating sex drive (libido), bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass, and the production of sperm and red blood cells. Other key functions of testosterone in the body are:
• Encouraging bone growth and strength
• Increasing muscle size and strength
• Revving up the sex drive (libido)
• Sperm production
• Ensuring hair strength and quality
• Emergence and health of facial and pubic hair
• The deepening of one’s voice
• Development of the penis and testes
Research suggests that testosterone levels in men decrease by 1% each year starting at age 20. While some men may not experience symptoms as their testosterone levels decrease, others may experience significant and unpleasant changes. If this is you, then it’s important to contact your primary physician or a hormone specialist to discuss your options for restoring your hormone levels.
The normal range of testosterone in males is about 270–1070 ng/dL, with the average falling around the 679 ng/dL mark. Testosterone levels above or below this normal range are considered unbalanced and may result in physical and mental symptoms.
The American Urology Association (AUA) considers low blood testosterone to be anything less than 300 ng/dL in adults. However, low testosterone is not diagnosed based on this number alone. Instead, providers also take low testosterone symptoms into consideration when considering a diagnosis.
Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in adult men include:
• Brittle bones / increased risk of fracture
• Depression and/or anxiety
• And hot flashes
• Loss of body hair
• Loss of muscle mass
• Low libido (sex drive)
• Low sperm quality
• Poor concentration
• Poor quality sleep
• Reduced body and facial hair
Those who show clinical testosterone deficiency and also display symptoms related to their low testosterone can often benefit from testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone shots are an effective means of bolstering hormone levels, helping to reduce or eliminate symptoms.
At Men’s Health of Mississippi, we can help restore your testosterone levels back to normal for a better overall quality of life. Our hormone specialists are knowledgeable and experienced and will custom-build you a treatment plan to fit your unique health goals. Contact us today for more information or book an appointment online if you’re ready to meet with one of our hormonal experts. We are conveniently located at 120 Fountains Blvd #1001, Madison, MS 39110 . We serve patients from Madison MS, Ridgeland MS, Gluckstadt MS, Pocahontas MS, Annandale MS, and surrounding areas.
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