Testosterone falls as we age
As we age, our natural testosterone levels slowly fall over time — sometimes so slow that it largely goes unnoticed. For many men, by the time their levels are truly low, they have become so accustomed to the slight changes they accept them as "normal". There are some men who will experience a rapid decline in a very short period of time but they are in the minority and for most of the effects will not be felt or noticed until we enter into our thirties and forties.
The effects of low testosterone
There are many negative effects brought on by low testosterone levels. From physique and physical related to sexual performance, the effects are vast and often dramatically felt. The most common effects of low testosterone include:
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decrease in lean muscle tissue
- Increase in body fat
- Decrease in strength
- Decrease in energy
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, there's a very good chance you suffer from low testosterone. In most cases, if you suffer from one, you will suffer from multiple effects listed above, in many cases every single one. The good news is there is treatment and we can largely reverse every single negative effect associated with this problem quite easily.
Low testosterone treatment
It's important to say that there is no cure for low testosterone. Once your testosterone levels become low, they will forever remain naturally low. However, while we cannot cure the problem, we can treat the symptoms and although we do so by supplementing with the same hormone you produce, however in a synthetic version. The reactions your body undergoes through its own natural production will be identical when a synthetic version is applied. Your body will not know the difference, it simply has a desire and need for testosterone.
Once you begin therapy, you will rapidly notice improvements but as there is no permanent cure, continuous therapy is of the utmost importance. If you discontinue your therapy, your low testosterone levels will return quickly.
To increase your testosterone levels, you have several options and some will prove to be more effective and efficient than others. Testosterone treatment is a very individualistic type of thing. What is best for you may not be best for another, however, this will not change the facts associated with each form of treatment. The most common form of treatment is injectable testosterone.
Injectable testosterone is the most effective and efficient type of therapy. A single injection of testosterone once every 10 to 14 days will correct the problem and will generally be well-tolerated. Some individuals will need more frequent injections, but this depends on the type of testosterone you use, such as Testosterone Cypionate, Testosterone Enanthate or Testosterone Propionate. Some men will consider the injections to be bothersome but it is really a painless process and if you’re looking for an absolute remedy, injectable testosterone is and will always be your best option.
If you believe you suffer from low testosterone, you will need to schedule a visit to your doctor. Once you schedule your appointment, a simple blood work test will be performed. By sampling your blood, the doctor will determine how much active testosterone you have in the body, determine where our levels are and how much therapy we need to increase them to a more stable and normal level.