Hormone replacement therapy can help men to reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, among other diseases that affect men who have low levels of testosterone. The reasons for the decline of testosterone can be caused by a condition known as hypogonadism or due to age.
Men should have normal levels of the testosterone because it enables them to build muscle bulk, has good bone density, maintains red blood cells, enable male sexual development and reproductive function. Sometimes doctors may recommend testosterone therapy if they see that one’s testosterone levels are too low.
Topical testosterone gel, intramuscular testosterone injections, and testosterone patches are some of the ways that testosterone is administered to men. Daily application is required for the gel and patches while the injection is done after two or three weeks.
Hormone replacement therapy also produces some minor side effects such as acne, an increase in urination and fluid retention. Other side effects that can be severe and if one experiences infertility, rise in the number of red blood cells, blurry vision, chest pain, blood clots one should consult their doctor immediately.
Young Couples may have a hard time conceiving if the sperm production in the man is low and they may benefit from hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy normally helps men who have low libido. Menopausal conditions for men such as fatigue, anxiety, diabetes, and depression can be reduced when men do hormone replacement therapy. Joint pains, low-energy, and memory loss are some menopausal symptoms that one can get relief from when they do hormonal therapy.
Men must undergo testing before they can get any hormonal therapy because the doctor must determine their levels of testosterone before giving them a way forward. Men who are a bit older cannot have their testosterone levels brought back to the same level like when they were young but they will get the hormone levels brought to a suitable level for their age.
Men can experience problems such as irritability, night sweats, erectile dysfunction and urinary problems when they have hormone imbalances. A man should not have to suffer from these symptoms when they can consult a physician who can carry out hormone therapy in order to correct the hormonal imbalances.
Hormone replacement therapy is done in hospitals and clinics. Another benefit of hormonal therapy is that it reduces men’s body fat, and increases their strength.
One should seek treatment early before they get severe problems that will be harder to treat later on. The cost of hormone replacement therapy will vary from hospital to hospital. It will also depend on the manner in which the hormonal therapy is administered to a patient.