Testosterone treatment for men is designed to restore hormonal balance in their body, which can dip due to the natural aging process and certain medical conditions. The experts at Envoque MD oftentimes recommend this treatment to patients whose decreasing testosterone levels result in chronic fatigue, weight gain, accumulation of belly fat, loss of strength and muscle mass, irritability, and reduced virility.
Consultation and Evaluation
During a consultation at our office, we will ask about your medical history, symptoms, and drug and supplement use. Take note that some medications can affect the result of your testosterone level test, so you may have to discontinue them for a few weeks.
A testosterone test requires taking a blood sample. If your test results show abnormally low testosterone levels, hormone therapy can likely help restore its balance and ultimately improve your body functions and overall health. Below is the list of some of the symptoms that testosterone treatment for men can help improve.
Studies have shown that up to 70 percent of overweight men suffer from testosterone deficiency, or at least have levels that are 30 percent lower than men of a normal weight. Scientists believe that testosterone deficiency makes men susceptible to weight gain, although several studies have also pointed out that obesity may also cause this male hormone to decline.
Belly fat interferes with the healthy production of testosterone, turning obesity and hormonal deficiency into a vicious cycle. Hence, a good number of men struggling with weight issues despite exercise and diet are good candidates for testosterone treatment.
Declining testosterone levels are linked to reduced virility. After all, the hormone plays a critical role in the maturation of sperm cells and male fertility as a whole; it also fosters male physical traits such as stronger bones, increased muscle mass, and masculine facial traits.
Irritability and Other Manifestations
Several studies have also linked low testosterone levels to irritability, mood swings, chronic fatigue, and some woman-like physical traits (e.g., enlarged male breasts).
Different Forms of Testosterone Treatment for Men
The treatment can be administered ain different ways. With medical supervision and correct use, it can provide a wide range of benefits such as weight loss, increased muscle mass, improved virility, and better stamina. Simply put, it can improve your overall health and quality of life.