Testosterone levels in men decrease gradually over time, due to factors such as reduced activity, nutritional deficiency, diabetes, and HGH deficiency. This phenomenon is sometimes referred to as andropause. By age 60, many men have less than half the level of testosterone as they did when they were in their teens. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can help men to:
- Improve bone health: Osteoporosis, a disease that thins and weakens the bones to the point that they become fragile and break easily, is estimated to affect 2 million men, with 3 million more are at-risk. University of Texas Medical Branch (Texas, USA) researchers found that TRT reduced bone turnover and exerted a protective effect on existing bone mass.
- Improves risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes: Bayer Schering Pharma (Germany) researchers reported that TRT significantly reduced waist circumference, total cholesterol, LDL (low-density, “bad”) cholesterol, triglycerides, and body mass index; TRT also increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol. In a related study, the same team found that metabolic risk factors improved with TRT.
Consult an anti-aging physician, preferably one who has been certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM), to assess whether TRT is appropriate for your medical needs; if so, s/he will customize a program tailored for you.