Is Natural Testosterone Therapy Right for Me?

Aging is inevitable. Both men and women will experience a decline in hormones with aging that often causes a multitude of undesirable symptoms. Many men today wonder if they have low testosterone, also known as low-T or hypogonadism.  Some symptoms of low-T include decreased energy, poor memory and concentration, insomnia, weight gain, depression, decreased muscle mass, decreased sexual desire and arousal and fewer erections. Several evidence-based research studies have been published in the past two decades regarding health benefits of testosterone therapy in men. Repeatedly, research has shown that natural testosterone replacement results in optimal health, strength, sense of well-being and a longer lifespan. Low-T is associated with an increase in abdominal (visceral) fat, which can lead to an increased risk of coronary artery disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Natural testosterone supplementation can reduce obesity, raise lean body mass and raise good HDL cholesterol, which in turn reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Another important finding is that natural testosterone can prevent cognitive decline and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrated that men with higher levels of testosterone lived the longest. If you are experiencing low-T symptoms, a simple blood test can help find answers.

About the author

Deborah Wainwright, MSN, ANP-BC, NP-C, CNOR

Deborah Wainwright, MSN, ANP-BC, NP-C, CNOR
Hormone Health and Weight Loss