Erectile dysfunction is a disease that must be fought at all angles. The body is aided by several hormones to work favorable. There are very many hormones in the body that perform different functions. Without these hormones the body may fail to perform effectively some of its processes. Sex is a process not an event. I think we need to appreciate this fact early enough lest you will not be doing anything meaningful reading this article. The process of sex involves very many things and one of the most needed paraphernalia for this process to be effective is the hormones. Hormones particularly the testosterone hormone plays a great role in sex performance. This is the hormone that make the man able to sexually satisfy a woman without this hormone even the urge to have sex is lost in a man. This therefore means that when this hormone is inadequate in levels then a man cannot achieve a lasting erection long enough to satisfy a woman. However the production of this hormone may fluctuate due to health issues or even as a result of age. As a man ages, the amount of testosterone in his body gradually declines. This natural decline starts after age 30 and continues throughout life. This therefore means that for a man to be active in sex, he should find a way to supplement testosterone as what the body now produces is not enough to keep the fire burning. One of the ways of supplementing the testosterone in the body is through Testosterone replacement therapy. However not all cases of erectile dysfunction are caused by inadequate production of hormone testosterone. There are other causes of erectile dysfunction but in cases where low testosterone levels is the cause then it can be cured by Testosterone replacement therapy. As all of you may know now testosterone is a crucial hormone in a man’s life as it is responsible for the proper development of male sexual characteristics. It is also important for maintaining muscle bulk in men, adequate levels of red blood cells, bone growth, a sense of well-being, and sexual function. Testosterone hormone is produced in the testicles.
A condition in which the body is not able to produce enough amounts of testosterone due to problems with the testicles or the pituitary glands that control the functions of the testicles is referred to as Hypogonadism. To restore the normal levels of testosterone in the body, testosterone replacement therapy can be done.
Testosterone replacement therapy
Testosterone replacement therapy involves supplementation of testosterone inform of injections, pellets, patches or gel in order to treat conditions in which the testes do not produce enough testosterone. It is also available in IV forms. Just like the estrogen replacement therapy in women, this ought to be done by an expert as the dosage is important for better results and to mitigate on the side effects. This therefore cannot be done without the help of an expert. This therapy has been found to be effective in fighting hypogonadism. It is also good in improves energy levels, perfect body mass, sex functions and muscle strength among other benefits.
Every person needs a sound sex life and if you are a victim of erectile dysfunction you may want to use the testosterone replacement therapy. If your case is as a result of hypogonadism, you benefit from the testosterone replacement therapy as it increases the levels of testosterone hormone in the body and hence it may reverse the effects of hypogonadism and restore your vibrant sex life. Other benefits of testosterone replacement therapy include;
- Improves masculinity
One of the functions of the testosterone hormone is to emphasize the expression of men features. The testosterone replacement therapy ensures a lean body mass and helps in controlling weight while increasing energy at the same time. Testosterone has been found to have a good effect in decreasing the body fats while increasing muscle size and strength.
- Gives strength to bones
A study finding that was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed that aged men can increase their bone density with testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone hormone helps in strengthening bones hence giving support to muscles and other internal organs. However as a man grows old the levels of this crucial hormone drops in the body to weaker bones. It is therefore necessary for testosterone therapy to restore the bone strength and reduce their risk to osteoporosis.
- Increases libido
Testosterone plays a major role in sexual activity. During sexual arousal the levels of testosterone heightens but it decreases in seasons of abstinence. Without this hormone libido becomes low and sexual activity is inhibited. Through testosterone replacement therapy libido is increased. It boosts sexual desire in men and even performance.
There are risks that have been associated with testosterone replacement therapy. Some of these risks include;
- increases the risk of heart attack
- Causes a sleeping disorder known as apnea which is characterized by stops and starts in breathing.
- It also cause acne among other skin reactions
- It may reduce sperm count and cause testicles to shrink
- It may cause breast enlargement in men
- Increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis which involves a blood clot forming in the veins. This clot may get logged in the lungs causing pulmonary embolism.
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