When men first hear about testosterone therapy, they get excited and encouraged. This amazing therapy offers the ability to recoup energy, regain muscle mass, improve sexual drive and live an overall focused and better quality of life. To understand why testosterone therapy can provide these benefits for some men, it is first important to understand the role that testosterone plays in a man’s life.
Testosterone is a hormone that is produced in the testicles. It is the hormone that makes a man’s bones dense, provides strength, leads to facial hair growth and is connected to sex drive and sperm production.
Unfortunately, as you age, your level of testosterone starts to get lower. You can expect a lowering in testosterone levels between the ages of 30 and 40. This is a normal part of life. However, some men experience uncomfortable symptoms. For men in this situation, testosterone therapy can undo some of the negative effects caused by low testosterone.
In some cases, men may think that they are dealing with low testosterone levels, but in fact, they are living with the side effects of other problems. For example, they might have a problem with their thyroid, or they might not be getting enough rest because of sleep apnea. A person might have diabetes, or they might be battling with depression.
What makes the situation even trickier is that some of these above-mentioned issues might actually be what’s leading to the low testosterone. Really, the only way to know for sure if you have abnormally low testosterone or if testosterone therapy can be beneficial for you is to consult with a qualified medical professional.
If you’re curious about whether or not testosterone therapy is the right choice for you, it’s best for you to talk to our specialist at The Aesthetic Medicine & Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana. We can measure your testosterone levels and discuss whether or not testosterone therapy can work for you. This treatment has the potential to significantly improve your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Baton Rouge or Lafayette.