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Why is Testosterone one of the most important hormones in the male body?

Testosterone is one of the most important hormones for the male body. It helps in the production of proteins, hair production and bone formation and is essential for the development of sexual behavior.

Male sex hormone is important since the embryonic stage of the human being, but there is still a lot of misinformation around testosterone.

So when talking about male health, it’s hard not to mention testosterone.

In a male, testosterone is suppressed throughout childhood and into early adolescence. At this stage, which we know as puberty, the testicles start working again and produce testosterone at very high levels.

At that moment, the body begins to develop secondary sexual characteristics, such as body hair, a beard, acne emergence, muscle mass gain, bone structure change, voice changes and even behavioral and sexual changes. They are the non-genital characteristics attributed to the male biological sex.

But those who think that the changes caused by testosterone remain in adolescence are mistaken. In adults, the main changes associated with testosterone are related to its deficiency, which is the most common condition.

What are the effects of testosterone deficiency on men’s health?

  1. Testosterone deficiency can have multiple causes, such as the use of certain medications, head injuries, opioid use, being overweight or aging.

    After the age of 40, we know that testosterone levels drop by 1 to 2% per year. This lack of hormone in the male body can cause several symptoms, such as:

    – Loss of libido;

    – Difficulty or loss of erection;

    – Loss of morning erection in those who usually have it;

    – Mood changes such as depression or anxiety;

    – Lack of energy;

    – Difficulty gaining muscle mass or loss of it;

    – Reduction of body hair and beard growth;

    – Loss of bone mass, which may lead to osteoporosis;

    – Changes in cholesterol and blood sugar.

The importance of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone therapy helps maintain your testosterone levels, alleviating these symptoms.

How does Testosterone Replacement Therapy work?

The main objective of male hormone replacement is to normalize testosterone levels in the bloodstream, promoting symptom relief and improving the patient’s quality of life.

There are different ways to perform Testosterone Replacement Therapy, which is done with hormones that can be injected or applied to the skin. Modifications occur in relation to aspects such as safety, route of administration, dosage and interval of use.

If you’ve identified some of the symptoms that indicate you have low testosterone levels, click here and schedule an evaluation at the clinic. We specialize in testosterone replacement therapy and would be happy to help you feel your best!