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  • Writer's pictureJerry Reed

Facts About Testosterone

While testosterone is often called the “male” hormone, the fact is that both men and women produce it. Testosterone is a hormone that is used to help regulate the body; it is produced in a single location and travels to other organs. Your body also produces a growth hormone, and a hormone that stimulates the thyroid. Many individuals understand that their thyroid is important, but when they understand that it is linked to other hormones, it becomes more important.

It is true that men have higher levels of testosterone than ladies, which means an imbalance in these hormones can lead to several distressing side-effects.

How is Testosterone Used in the Body?

Testosterone plays an important role in the human body, it stimulates the body to make new red blood cells, and for men it can affect bone density, fat distribution, and even muscle strength. The loss of testosterone in men can lead to many physical issues including insulin resistance, which often contributes to diabetes. Here are some other symptoms that are caused by low testosterone:

  • Decreased Sex Drive

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • Higher Percentage of Stomach Fat

  • Development of Breast Tissue

  • Infertility

  • Lack of Body Hair

  • Lack of Deepening of the Voice

  • Lowered Muscle Mass

  • Chronic Health Conditions Such as Diabetes

  • Testicular Failure

  • Hypothalamic Disease or Tumors

  • Pituitary Disease or Tumors

Keep in mind that too much testosterone also causes health problems in men. Balancing this hormone in the body is very important.

How Testosterone Levels Change with Age

Puberty in males starts at about age 10, and typically testosterone levels peak between 20 and 30 years old. After the peak, testosterone gradually decreases for the rest of a man’s life. They should decrease by about 1 percent each year after age 30 to 40. Your doctor can test for testosterone loss, and if you are producing less than you should, they can help you find testosterone replacement therapy that is designed to help you correct the lower levels.

Why it is Important to Monitor Health With Hormone Replacement Therapy

It is important when men consider hormone replacement therapy, that they be monitored because there can be side effects. These issues can include an increased amount of red blood cells, infertility, smaller testicles, and a swelling of the lower extremities. Regular check-ups, monitoring hormone levels, and ensuring that vitals are within normal range are important while undergoing testosterone replacement therapy.

What Makes Peak TRT and Wellness A Great Choice

At Peak TRT and Wellness, our clients’ health is our first priority. We’ve reimagined men’s healthcare by identifying and treating underlying conditions. Our goal is to help each gentleman we work with create a comprehensive health plan that is based on an entire picture of their health, then to safely monitor their progress. This includes hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and so much more. Book an appointment today for a health assessment that includes bloodwork and hormone levels – including low testosterone. If you have symptoms, we’ll help you figure out what needs to be done so you can live your best life!


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