Reasons for Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Men’s sex hormone levels decline 1% each year after the age of 30 and the impact is gradually felt in loss of energy, muscle, sex drive and erectile dysfunction. Testosterone is considered the “hormone of sexual desire”.
Men who receive testosterone hormone therapy look and feel younger. Patients report a dramatic increase in sex drive, duration and quality of their erections. Erections became firmer and sensation and desire to engage in sex had a profound impact on their relationships and quality of life. Increasing low testosterone levels helps to improve mood, memory and sleep. Men are able to build stronger leaner muscle and increase bone strength which helps treat osteoporosis.
Testosterone Hormone Therapy is used to replace or restore your hormones to optimal, healthy levels. Hormone Replacement Specialists, Endocrinologists, Urologists and Anti-Aging Doctors all agree that men and women age because their hormone levels decline. This creates an imbalance or deficiency that prevents your body from properly maintaining, healing and repairing itself resulting in the signs and symptoms of aging. Through hormone optimization and a healthy lifestyle, a person can help prevent and even reverse many of the negative impacts of aging, which is why many Age Management Physicians offer holistic treatment programs that incorporate natural hormone therapies with anti-aging supplements, exercise, weight loss and stress management programs.
Estrogen Blockers or Inhibitors
Armidex or Anastrazole is an anti-estrogen hormone drug. It is used to control the estrogen levels that may become elevated while on testosterone replacement because excess testosterone naturally converts to estrogen in a man’s blood – known as aromatization.
To determine whether you are a candidate for a testosterone therapy, you will consult with an experienced hormone physician and undergo a physical examination. Your doctor will review your medical history, order hormone lab tests and perform a medical evaluation. If you qualify for TRT, the potential benefits, any possible risks and side effects will be discussed with you so you can make an informed decision about taking hormone replacement therapy.