Testosterone is the principal male hormone. It appears in men in quantities of up to 8 times the amount seen in women. Strong levels of testosterone are essential for sexual activity and energy, muscle and bone mass growth, and even the prevention of osteoporosis. It promotes the primary sexual characteristics of men and is responsible for greater health, longer life and general well-being.
Low-T, also referred to as low testosterone or andropause, begins occurring in men as early as age 30, though symptoms are usually first noticed closer to age 40. Testosterone levels in men can decline at a rate of roughly 1% every year after the age of 30. Men suffering the symptoms of low-T may feel a lowered libido, less energy and accumulating belly fat. However, those are only the more obvious, immediate symptoms.
Andropause is also linked to osteoporosis, as well as Alzheimer’s Disease. Due to testosterone being primarily responsible for the health of the prostate, lower testosterone levels also put men at higher risk of prostate cancer. And of course since testosterone is a very masculine hormone, reduced testosterone levels are linked very closely to erectile dysfunction.
By undergoing hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, you can increase your testosterone levels and correct the other aspects of your health as you reach an age of maturity. This will reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis and prostate cancer while simultaneously giving you a renewed vigor in life. Within a matter of weeks from the start of therapy, men experience heightened sexual activity, greater and faster brain responsiveness, reduced fat, a healthier heart and an overall renewed body.