Erection problem in men is a common condition; it can be seen in healthy individuals as well due to some environmental factors as well as some mental issues like anxiety and depression, etc. However, some men have erectile dysfunction which is a disease. In this condition, one cannot keep an erection desired for successful sexual intercourse.
What is testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone responsible for the development of male growth characters and is primarily produced in the testicle of men and ovaries and adrenal glands for women. The production of testosterone increases about 30 times more in adolescence and early adulthood. With the advancing age, the level of testosterone decreases and this decrease is about 1% decline after 30 years of age.
Testosterone is a super hormone for men as it provides benefits for men such as enhancing sex drive, libido, increase bone strength and density, improving muscle strength and also providing cardioprotective effects.
With the increase in the age of men, the testicular production of testosterone can be seen. With this decline, the beneficial effects of testosterone are also diminished, which negatively affect emotional well-being and physical health.
Testosterone replacement therapy:
The positive effects of testosterone can be regained by the use of therapy named as Testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone replacement therapy is the first choice for some male individuals to avoid the side effects of loss of sex hormone.
Testosterone replacement therapy is a useful and first approach for treating men with low testosterone levels or those who face the problem of erectile dysfunction.
Testosterone replacement therapy is only valid for improving erecting in men having normal testosterone level but does not beneficial for men having low testosterone levels, and their only complaint is erectile dysfunction. Therapy options include injections, pills, patches or topical gels, etc. By using gels testosterone absorbed through the skin.
Testosterone and Erectile Dysfunction
The cases of erectile dysfunction increasing day by day in men. Erectile dysfunction can be related to the incidence of hypogonadism and metabolic syndrome. However, ultimately sexual dysfunction and erectile dysfunction are due to low levels of testosterone. Endothelial dysfunction is the main mechanism by which testosterone deficiency increases the incidence of erectile dysfunction.
Benefits of testosterone replacement therapy
Healthy heart and blood
Low levels of testosterone are associated with cardiovascular problems. A moderate amount of testosterone helps in the red blood cell production through bone marrow and supplying muscles required oxygen for better performance. Testosterone also helps to widen the healthy arteries but do not effect angina pain.
Less fat, more muscle
Testosterone replacement therapy helps to reduce fat and increases muscle mass. More muscles and less fat provides you more energy.
Weak bones and osteoporosis are the main problems associated with low levels of testosterone. However, testosterone replacement therapy increases bone mineral density and bone strength. When your bones are strong, your athletic performance is also increased because your bones support your muscles and internal organs.
Some clinical tries show that the effect of testosterone replacement therapy is increased in hip bone density and spinal bone density. However, it is still unclear whether testosterone replacement therapy reduces the risk of fracture or not.
Testosterone replacement therapy is also beneficial for mental health as testosterone levels decrease the incidences of Alzheimer’s disease. Testosterone level also improves verbal memory and spatial memory. Testosterone levels play a protective part in cognition and function of the brain. It improves working memory, visual and verbal memory.
A better libido and better sex drive
Men having normal testosterone levels have a better sex drive and better response to sexual activity and sexual arousal. However, with the increasing age, the level of testosterone decreases resulting in decreased libido, sex drive, and erectile dysfunction. Low level of testosterone is mainly linked with a low level of testosterone rather than side effects of medicines and other factors.
Testosterone replacement therapy is none other than the miracle for men to improve their sex drive and libido. By taking testosterone replacement therapy in our clinic, you can see improvement in your sexual performance.
Most notably testosterone replacement therapy improves libido and treats erectile function when used as monotherapy in men having mild ED. For hypogonadal men with mild ED who are insensitive to phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors.
Men who are suffering from diseases such as advanced diabetes, severe neurologic damage and other surgeries and non-responsive to testosterone replacement therapy because in such conditions erectile dysfunction is not associated with testosterone levels.
Men having low testosterone levels usually feel depressed. As depression is due to many associated conditions like fatigue, irritability and none other than erectile dysfunction. So, no worries testosterone replacement therapy improves mood as well and work as an anti-depression as well. It does not only lift your mood by reducing fatigue and erectile dysfunction but also promote well-being.
Caution for Testosterone replacement therapy
Men having the problem of prostate cancer and severe urinary tract infections, severe sleep apnea, and uncontrolled heart failure should avoid testosterone replacement therapy. Prostate cancer screening is a must for men who are considering to take testosterone replacement therapy.
Immediate physical reactions due to testosterone replacement therapy
- Increased appetite
- Mood alterations