Testosterone therapy for men can provide relief for these symptoms that are often associated with aging.
Just as women experience a decline in hormone levels as they age, men experience a decrease in their testosterone levels beginning at around age 30. By 60, natural testosterone production has often dropped to about half of early adult levels. Studies have shown that over 13 million men in the U.S. suffer from low testosterone.
Testosterone plays a critical role in maintaining youthful neurological structure, alleviating depression, as well as inducing fat loss in those who are unable to reduce body weight regardless of diet and exercise.
Recent studies have demonstrated that low testosterone in men is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and an almost 50% increase in mortality over a seven year period.
Restoring testosterone to youthful ranges in middle-aged, obese men can result in an increase in insulin sensitivity as well as a reduction in total cholesterol, fat mass, waist circumference and pro-inflammatory cytokines associated with atherosclerosis, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome. Testosterone therapy can also significantly improve erectile function and improve functional capacity.