Hormone replacement therapy can benefit men who have low levels of testosterone by reducing the risks of diabetes, heart disease among other diseases. A condition known as hypogonadism or age can cause a decline in the level of testosterone.
Normal levels of testosterone enable men to build muscle bulk, have good bone density, maintain 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.
Men can get testosterone through topical testosterone gel, intramuscular testosterone injections, and testosterone patches. The gel and patches are applied daily while the injections are 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. A patient who suffers from chest pain, blurry vision, infertility, a rise in the number of red blood cells, and other side effects should consult their doctor immediately.
A man can have low sperm production and this will affect the conception of a child and that is why they may benefit from hormone therapy. The benefits of hormone replacement therapy can be experienced by men who have low libido. Hormone replacement therapy can also help with men menopausal conditions like fatigue, anxiety, diabetes, and depression. Men can also get relief from other menopausal symptoms such as joint pains, low-energy, and memory loss.
Before undergoing hormonal therapy, testing is carried out on patients to detect any hormonal imbalances. 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.
Hormonal imbalances can bring problems such as irritability, night sweats, erectile dysfunction, and urinary problems. If one is suffering from this condition, it is wise to consult a physician who will be able to carry out hormone replacement therapy on a patient.
Men can get hormone replacement therapy when they visit clinics and hospitals. 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. The cost of hormone therapy will also be determined by the manner in which the therapy is administered to the patient.