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The IMPORTANT Truth About Testosterone: What You Need to Know

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Testosterone is a hormone that plays a vital role in many bodily functions, including sexual function, muscle mass, bone density, and mood. It is often associated with masculinity and strength, but there are many myths and misconceptions about it.

Why is testosterone important?

In this article, we will debunk some of the most common myths about testosterone and provide you with the facts. We will also discuss the benefits and risks of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

Here are some of the myths we will be debunking:

Myths:

  • Testosterone only affects men. Testosterone is also produced in women, but at lower levels. It plays a role in many important bodily functions for both men and women, including sexual function, muscle mass, bone density, and mood.
  • Testosterone is often associated with aggression, but this is a myth. It does not cause aggression. However, it can increase assertiveness and competitiveness.
  • You can boost your T-levels naturally. There are some things you can do to boost your T-levels naturally, such as losing weight, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. However, these methods will not have a significant impact on your T-levels if they are already in the normal range.
  • Testosterone replacement therapy is dangerous. TRT is generally safe when used under the supervision of a doctor. However, there are some potential side effects, such as acne, oily skin, and hair loss.
  • T-levels decline naturally with age. 
  • Testosterone is the only factor that determines sex drive. Sex drive is influenced by a number of factors, including T-levels, age, overall health, and psychological factors.
  • Testosterone is the only way to improve athletic performance. Diet and exercise are the most important factors for fat loss. However, it can help to reduce body fat and improve body composition.
  • TRT is only for men with low T-levels. TRT is generally safe when used under the supervision of a doctor. However, there are some potential side effects, such as acne, oily skin, and hair loss.

Facts:

  • Testosterone is important for sexual function in men. It helps to maintain libido, erection, and ejaculation. Men with low T-levels may experience a decrease in sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, and difficulty achieving orgasms.
  • Testosterone helps to maintain muscle mass and reduce body fat. Testosterone helps to build and maintain muscle tissue and reduce fat storage. Men with low T-levels may experience a decrease in muscle mass and an increase in body fat.
  • Testosterone is important for bone health. It helps to maintain bone density. Men with low T-levels are at increased risk for osteoporosis and fractures.
  • It may also play a role in mood and mental function. Men with low T-levels may experience fatigue, depression, and decreased cognitive function.
  • T-levels do decline gradually with age, but most men will still have normal T-levels even in their 70s and 80s.

Turning back the clock: reversing Male Menopause and increase testosterone

If you are concerned you have naturally low testosterone (younger men) or are feeling the negative impacts of the male menopause as you age, do not let it get you down as you are not alone I can assure you. Many men suffer from this, and like hair loss for men, it is one of these topics that is not widely talked about.

You can drop into a clinic and speak to a doctor to discuss your concerns about low testosterone. The first thing they will do after a discussion around your lifestyle habits and background is get you to do a testosterone level test. With the result of this you can both observe your levels and see how they compare against normal ranges.

Some really basic things we tell our patients to try out to stimulate T-levels are quitting smoking, moderating their alcohol consumption, losing weight, getting more sleep and reducing stress in their life. If you decide with your doctor that TRT is a good option, it is usually delivered as an oral medication or as an intramuscular injection once a month and so is easily integrated into a routine visit to a clinic. We will leave you with this knowledge that there are many ways for men, like women, to hold onto their best years and to look and feel better about yourself.

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