Testosterone is an important hormone that is made by both men and women. Although men generally have more testosterone in their system, it’s also an important hormone in female health as well. Women produce about one-tenth to one-twentieth the amount of testosterone as men, based on our industry knowledge. As men age, though, their testosterone levels naturally start to decrease. This can create some health and lifestyle issues that you may want to address. Testosterone replacement therapy is one way to deal with decreased levels of this hormone. Let’s look at what you can expect during this treatment.
One of the main reasons many men seek out hormone replacement therapy is to assist with a decreasing sex drive. Testosterone is considered the most powerful and abundant of the male sex hormones. When levels start to decrease men may notice a distinct lessening in their sex drive and sexual pleasure. This can also manifest as complications with erections, in both quality and duration. Testosterone replacement therapy has been proven to restore sex drive and help to restore erectile quality. Together, this can help to improve one’s sex life overall as well as improve their relationship with their partner.
The hormone testosterone also plays a key role in a person’s energy levels. This can affect both the energy they feel and the stamina they can enjoy throughout activities. Energy levels are important for overall health in many ways. In order to stay properly active and get the right amount of exercise each day, you need energy levels to keep up with your activity level. If your energy starts to decrease it will directly affect how active you will be during the day. Increasing your energy levels through testosterone replacement therapy could help you to better reach your fitness goals.
When testosterone levels start to drop it can have a distinct effect on your sleep cycle. A lack of restorative sleep can lead to a multitude of physical and mental health issues. Getting the proper amount of rest each night is crucial to your functionality the next day. Rest is also directly related to immune system function as well. Problems with sleep could also start to affect your career and relationships as well.
If you would like to learn more about this type of treatment, please contact our team at Keystone Medical Wellness today. We will be happy to schedule an appointment to see if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.