Reviewed by Bruce Hamby, PA-C
Testosterone is a crucial hormone responsible for regulating your sex drive, fat distribution, endurance, and more. When your testosterone levels fall, you may experience negative effects that make carrying out your daily activities difficult, and just not feel like yourself. Here’s a rundown on why you may benefit from testosterone therapy.
What is testosterone?
During puberty, men’s testosterone levels naturally increase to account for bodily changes and prepare for reproduction, but dip when men hit the age of 30. With age, testosterone levels continue to drop. Intensive treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy can also cause a drop.
This hormone is responsible for regulating bone mass, muscle development, sperm production, strength, and more. While you may associate testosterone with men, women depend on smaller amounts of the hormone and can also benefit from TRT (testosterone replacement therapy).
What is testosterone therapy?
At Forum Health Medical Weight Loss, our providers use bioidentical hormones to address hormone imbalances through structurally identical cells. We perform comprehensive blood tests to navigate your diagnoses and create a unique plan to help you reach your goals.
Symptoms of a testosterone imbalance
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of energy
- Unexplained weight gain
- Loss of muscle mass
- Mood swings and irritability
- Loss of body hair
- Low self-esteem
Low testosterone levels can result in difficulty building muscle, while low thyroid levels can cause troubles losing fat.
Benefits of testosterone therapy
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy include both mental and physical improvement. In addition to increased energy and a more stable physiological status, TRT can also improve your skin’s collagen and elastin production!