Testosterone replacement therapy is one way that men with low testosterone levels can battle negative side effects. Testosterone is one of the most important hormones in the male body. There are many reasons as to why testosterone levels decrease over time. It is estimated that 4-5 million men in the United States suffer from low testosterone levels. It should be noted that low testosterone levels can affect men of any age.
There is scientific proof that testosterone levels decrease with age. It is estimated that up to 60% of men over the age of 65 have decreased levels of testosterone. Many of the negative side effects are not treated due to being considered “normal parts of the aging process.” According to multiple studies on testosterone levels it has been shown that there is a steady 1% decrease in overall testosterone levels every year after 30 years old.
Some degree of testosterone decline with age is normal and does not lead to negative side effects. Hypogonadism (a disease of the gonads) can also decrease testosterone levels significantly with age. These abnormal decreases can lead to some of the most common side effects; decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, decreased testes size, increased body fat, decreased muscle mass, etc.
While some degree of testosterone decrease is acceptable with age, others are not. The only way that testosterone levels can be determined is through laboratory testing. The first step in finding out if you are a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy is to visit your physician. Call Men’s Vitality Clinic in Glendale, Arizona for an appointment! We can help you regain the vitality that you once had!