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Testosterone Therapy Is Not Only for Women, Men May Need It Too

03.05.2017

In men, testosterone is produced in the testes, by a group of cells known as the Leydig cells. These cells begin secreting testosterone during puberty to trigger increased lean muscle mass, sex organs, deeper voice and higher energy levels. Peak testosterone levels are reached in a man’s early to mid-twenties. As a man ages, the Leydig cells that secrete testosterone begin to diminish. Because of this, between the ages of 40 and 70, the average man loses nearly 60% of the testosterone inside his body. Other lifestyle factors, such as overtraining, stress and alcohol, can also hasten the deterioration of Leydig cells, and cause testosterone levels to drastically decline.

testosterone chart

Testosterone stimulates the body’s development of muscle, bone, skin, and sex organs, along with masculine physical features, such as hair growth. Recently, scientists have discovered that testosterone also improves mental power, by enhancing visual and perceptual skills.

Low levels can disrupt the body’s blood sugar metabolism, leading to obesity and diabetes. Chronic deficiencies may also promote the early onset of osteoporosis and heart disease. Its use is popularly associated with enhancing libido but research is indicating that it is a vital factor in the prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as improving energy levels, bone density, muscle tone, moods and vitality.

Indictors of low levels of testosterone in men:

  • Reduced libido
  • Fatigue
  • High body mass index (obesity)
  • Irritability
  • Abdominal fat
  • Depression
  • High glucose and insulin levels
  • Aches and pain in the joints
  • Decreased bone density and Osteoporosis
  • Weight Loss
  • Dry skin

Increasing testosterone levels in men may improve the following:

  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Lowers triglycerides
  • Lowers blood glucose
  • Reduces abdominal fat
  • Reduces blood clotting
  • Improves libido
  • Improves muscle mass and strength
  • Improves sensitivity to sexual stimulation
  • Can help impotence
  • Increases mental sharpness
  • Reduces depression
  • Increases bone mass
  • Enhances aerobic metabolism
  • Enhances moods
  • Increases protein synthesis
  • Can help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call at the Men’s Clinic International on                1300 732 711