Testosterone Supplementation for Men
Testosterone is an androgenic hormone produced by the male testes, playing a key role in the developement of the testes and prostate and responsible for the development of the secondary sexual characteristics, such as muscle mass, bone density, hair growth and libido. The average male produces 4-7 mg of testosterone / day, with the highest levels in the early morning. If you are a male over the age of 30, your Testosterone production has already begun a slow steady decline, at a rate of approximately 1% / year, so that by the age of 40, your Tesosterone level has already decreased by a factor of 10 %. Research has shown that with advancing age and decreasing hormone levels, males experience a similar "Change of Life" as do females, referred to as Andropause. With the onset of Andropause, males may begin to be experience signs / symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency. In addition to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, arthritis and bone fractures, some of the signs and symptoms of a Testosterone deficiency include:
If you are experiencing any or all of the above signs / symptoms, Hormone Supplementation may be indicated for you. Bio-Identical Tesosterone Supplementation is a safe, effective means of reversing many of the signs / symptoms of aging, restoring Testosterone levels to their youthful levels. Some of the benefits of Testosterone supplementation include:
• Increased Muscle Mass / Muscle Strength
• Decrease Adipose Tissue (primarily around the abdomen and "love handle" regions)
• Increased Energy
• Improved Libido / Sexual Desire
Is Testosterone Supplementation safe?
Testosterone Supplementation with Bio-Identical Testosterone Gel (HRT) or injectable Testosterone Cypionate provides natural hormone supplementation to approximate the testosterone that your body would normally produce. This should in no way be confused with synthetic Testosterone and Anabolic Steroids, which are unsafe and illegal.
Prior to initiating Testosterone Supplementation Therapy, a thorough evaluation with History and Physical Examination and appropriate Laboratory Testing (with blood and/or urine testing) is required to determine whether Testosterone Supplementation Therapy is indicated. Males should also be be screened with a PSA and Digital Rectal exam and are advised to see their Urologist prior to initiating treatment.
Testosterone levels are monitored by periodic blood and /or urine testing to check the Free Bioavailable fraction of Testosterone (that which is physiologically active), as well as Diydrotestosterone levels (to evaluate 5-alpha Reducase activity) and Estradiol and Estrone levels (to evaluate Aromatase activity), to ensure that the appropriate dosage of Testosterone is being administered.
There appears to be little association between Testosterone supplementation and the development of Prostate Cancer. The etiology of prostate cancer is multifactorial, dependent on genetics, diet, environment and other factors, with no apparent correlation with Testosterone levels. That being said, Testosterone supplementation is though contraindicated in males with Carcinoma of the Prostate or Breast, as well as severe Benine Prostatic Hypertrophy.
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