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Testosterone HRT For Men- Its Potential Benefits and Risks

Postby KristenSwan on Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:26 am

Testosterone hormone replacement therapy for men looks fancy for many. But, still, people are unaware of the pros and cons concerning T-therapy. Some people might take it as a miraculous “anti-aging formula”, while for some it might be the ultimate solution for all androgen deficiency issues.

Here are answers to some of the commonly asked questions regarding testosterone as HRT.

Do Testosterone Levels Alter With Age?
Testosterone primarily helps men for managing bone density, equal fat distribution, muscle strength, sex drive, sperm production, and red blood cell production. Hypogonadism is a disease which affects the normal production of testosterone.

In this situation, there are issues of testosterone levels getting declined after the age of 40 in around 1% of men of that age. In such cases, T-therapy can be highly beneficial.

Is T-therapy Helpful In Promoting Vitality?
T-therapy is beneficial for reversing hypogonadism condition. However, it’s benefits in otherwise healthy older men is still doubtful. Various studies have shown mixed results where testosterone did increase muscle mass but did not have any effect over strength.

What are the Benefits of Testosterone Hormone Therapy in Men?
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Whether you are dealing with low T, or hypogonadism or have any other conditions liked to testosterone levels, T-therapy can be highly beneficial. Here’s how opting for T-therapy can be beneficial for maintaining good health.

    Helps in Maintaining the Health of Heart
    Reduces the Amount of Fat While Enhancing More Muscle
    Promotes the Bone Strength
    Improving Sexual Activity

There are some of the risks involved in T-therapy such as-

    Sleep apnea
    Acne or other skin conditions
    Enlarged breasts
    Reduced production of sperms
    Increase in the formation of Blood clots
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Re: Testosterone HRT For Men- Its Potential Benefits and Ris

Postby AeliusGalenus on Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:03 pm

I'm not the first to post a reply on this, am I? OK here goes!
I'm 70 now and about 6 or 7 years ago I had developed a very low libido which made me unhappy. I thought I'd do some research about it online and HRT seemed it might offer help. It didnt appear to be readily or easily available through the NHS and as I didnt look forward to being fobbed off the idea by an unsympathetic NHS doctor, got in contact with a GP who ran a private clinic for men who were experiencing the same problem as myself. I had a consultation and full blood tests which included testosterone levels and PSA to check the prostate. I was prescribed testogel and applied it once per day to the shoulders over a period of around 12 -24 months. Unfortunately I cant say it had any profound effect on my libido and I decided to stop using it. I am not convinced now my drop in libido was an issue with my testosterone levels which were a bit lower than normal but not so low as to ring alarm bells. I think there is something more to it than that, apart from normal ageing. I'm glad I gave it a go otherwise I would never have known.
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