Why is testosterone important for men?
First let’s define what testosterone is. Testosterone is a sex hormone found in both men and women.
In men, it regulates sex drive, muscle mass, strength, and the production of red blood cells and sperm. Testosterone even helps your body repair itself, retain muscle, regulates bone mass and controls energy levels and mood. All in all, it has an effect on almost every aspect of a man’s body and can greatly contribute to body function and sexual health.
After the age of 35, testosterone levels began dropping an average of 2% a year. This varies from person to person, but a few low testosterone symptoms are:
- decline of mental cognition
- loss of muscle retention
- depressed mood
- decreased energy levels
- sexual dissatisfaction
For men with decreased levels of the hormone, low testosterone treatment is available. Testosterone boosters come in the form of topical applications, injectables, implanted pellets and other medications that affect hormone levels. These treatments can help optimize a healthy, satisfying quality of life.
Find out more information on Testosterone replacement therapy at Vitality Health.