There are amazing positive testosterone effects for both men and women who receive testosterone replacement therapy for the treatment of Low T. Contrary to what many believe testosterone is not just the “male sex hormone.” It is an essential chemical messenger that supports functions in the brain, metabolism, blood cell production, and more.
Ask any person who has every received the benefits of testosterone therapy what the best part was, and you will get an answer different than what someone else might say. Why is that? Since testosterone plays so many roles in the body, its decline can affect each person in a unique way. For example, one man may see joint pains and bodily stiffness as being the biggest issue where another views lack of drive and decreased productivity at work as a significant problem. While the first male relishes his improved mobility and pain-free body, the other sees increased motivation and a job promotion as the optimum results.
In addition to the fact that each person has individualized views as to the downsides of Low T and the benefits of supplemental testosterone, there is also the fact that Low T is not stagnant – it is always changing. That is because testosterone levels continue to decline as we age, adding new symptoms and changing the way the ones already present affect us.
Why Testosterone is Important for Men
As we look at why testosterone is so important for men, we go beyond sperm production and sexual desire – although those are crucial functions of testosterone – to something as basic as metabolism. It is the act of taking in food and processing the lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins properly to provide the necessary fuel that propels the body through the day that is a concern when Low T is present. If the metabolism is not working at its best, all of that food will turn into fat, stored away for future use – that often never comes. Thanks to the benefit of testosterone, metabolic functions improve, allowing for the consumed food to become energy and that which was stored away to be burned for additional fuel. By the way, this process is equally important for women.
Other testosterone benefits for men include the following:
- Fighting depression
- Strengthening the bones
- Increasing red blood cell production
- Improving lean muscle mass
- Reversing symptoms of erectile function in some men
- Stimulating sexual desire and arousal
- Enhancing orgasms and pleasure
- Increasing energy and endurance
- Decreasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Lowering LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis
- Improves overall cognitive ability and brain functions
- Restores optimistic mood and outlook
- Strengthens the heart muscle and dilates the arteries for increased blood flow
- Improves sleep which also helps increase testosterone and growth hormone production
Without adequate supplies of testosterone in your bloodstream, you just might see a decline in all areas of your life. Treatment with supplemental testosterone replacement therapy brings all of these benefits to you.
How Testosterone Benefits Women
If you are a menopausal or postmenopausal woman either dealing with unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes, mood changes, and night sweats, or you are worried about bone density and memory, you have good reason – low testosterone levels. Testosterone is just as crucial, if not more so than estrogen. In fact, it may even be estrogen that is sabotaging your life. This holds true for men, too. You see, belly fat creates an enzyme called aromatase that seeks out testosterone and converts it into estradiol. Estradiol is a form of estrogen that slows down the metabolism, causing it to store away fat. What happens when you have more fat? You make more aromatase, and the cycle worsens. That is why so many women using birth control and estrogen hormone replacement for menopause tend to gain weight – too much estrogen and not enough testosterone.
When we look at female benefits, testosterone therapy helps to end that cycle of estrogen dominance in both women and men. This allows weight loss to begin, even without dieting or exercise. We do recommend a healthy diet and physical movement as part of a good lifestyle.
Additional benefits, besides those listed in the previous section for men (they are relatively the same for women) include:
- Increased vaginal lubrication
- Feelings of sexual desire
- Enhances sexual fantasies
- More powerful multiple orgasms
- Decline in severity or cessation of hot flashes and night sweats
Couple these with stronger bones and muscles, and improved mood and memory and you have a powerful treatment that can help restore balance to your life. Here at Hormone Replacement Clinic, our doctors provide treatment to men and women dealing with a variety of hormonal imbalances. Contact us for a complimentary consultation – always confidential – with one of our experienced and caring specialists.