Testosterone is a crucial hormone that has been linked to healthier and longer lives for both men and women. Here at LifeXMD, we specialize in hormone replacement therapy and hormone balancing to help both men and women reach the optimized levels of testosterone to help live healthy and happy lives.
Testosterone’s Role in Men’s Health
Men on testosterone replacement therapy, (TRT) report that they feel stronger, healthier, and sexier. They state that it makes them feel like they were in their prime. This is what testosterone optimization is all about, restoring to youthful levels so you can feel like you did back at your physical and mental peak. Testosterone levels restore energy, strength, muscle tone and size, libido, energy, decreased fat, increased desire for exercise and improves stamina as well, so you can live with the same enthusiasm and excitement from your youth.
With declining testosterone levels men can experience andropause, which can lead to severe consequences to both their mental and physical health. Many symptoms of andropause are accepted as “normal aging symptoms” but are actually secondary to low testosterone levels and are very easily correctable. There is a lot of research and medical journals proving testosterone protects against cardiovascular disease and shows it reversing obesity and Type II diabetes.
Testosterone’s Role in Women’s Health
Testosterone is a female sex hormone too, not just exclusive to men. Total hormone replacement means helping restore the natural balance of all hormones to the levels of our peak. For women, this also includes testosterone. Testosterone is produced both within the ovaries and adrenal glands of women and is an essential hormone for normal female sexual development. A lack of testosterone can also contribute to symptoms of menopause and a lack of libido or sexual responsiveness.
Restoring testosterone levels in women helps their overall sense of well-being, gives them more energy, provides relief from depression and other menopausal symptoms, and reverses their non-existent sex drive. It is also an important hormone in building bone density, maintaining sexual function and health, protect from joint pain and improve skin by protecting against thinning skin and wrinkles.
A lot of physicians and women remain unaware of the fact that testosterone is better than estrogen for protecting against bone loss. Yet, it is not mentioned as a treatment that often. The correct and proper dose of testosterone replacement will be determined by your age, body weight, and blood levels. Also, much like men suffering from andropause, women going through menopause symptoms can use testosterone treatment therapy as well!
Testosterone benefits both men and women:
- Muscle development and maintenance
- Sexual function and health
- Increased energy
- Decreased fat
- Builds bone density
- Cardiovascular protection
- Improves cholesterol
Summary of Testosterone’s Health Effects
In summary, testosterone is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries, testes, and adrenal glands. It helps with increased strength, muscle mass, endurance, decreased fat, increased tolerance for exercise, improved mood and mental state. Improved T levels also show an improvement in bone density, skin tone, and sexual drive or performance.