Testosterone therapy is used to treat hypogonadism (decline in testosterone levels). Testosterone is a hormone responsible for many different functions in the body. It is produced by the testicles and is most often used by males to maintain, or increase muscle mass, bone mass, and libido. Here, we will go over seven common myths about testosterone therapy.
More Intake – More Results
This is most likely not true. One study measured the effects of testosterone replacement therapy on men with low testosterone.
This study found that the body’s response to testosterone is individual, and therefore the effect will vary significantly from person to person. Two people could take a very similar amount of testosterone, but one might feel great while the other might feel no change at all.
In addition, oral medication can be absorbed by different body parts in different amounts, so a person taking oral medication may have higher levels in their liver than someone who injects it each week.
You Don’t Need to Treat Natural Testosterone Decline
This is not true. You should be aware of average testosterone levels by age to understand if your testosterone levels are below the normal range or not. There’re several factors, including hormones produced by the testicles, and adrenal glands and the amount of testosterone being produced by the liver.
In fact, generally speaking, aging men are more likely to have low testosterone levels than younger men. Testosterone therapy can treat hypogonadism, and increase testosterone levels in older men who have low testosterone levels.
Testosterone Can Make You Taller
This myth is not true. Testosterone does not directly affect the height of a person. What it does do is help with the development of muscle mass, which can lead to people having more strength and power.
In addition, testosterone therapy can be used to treat low testosterone levels in men who have certain medical conditions, and those who have suffered injuries that have damaged their testicles.
All Types Of Testosterone Treatment Works The Same
There are many different types of testosterone treatment and each has a different mechanism of action. Many focus on increasing the amount of testosterone in the body, while others focus more on increasing its bioavailability.
Bioavailability refers to how much time it takes for testosterone to get from where it is in the body to where it needs to be at its target site. The bioavailability of a substance is important because if it cannot get into the bloodstream or other target site, then there won’t be any effect on the body.
High Testosterone Helps With Fertility
This myth is based on the fact that testosterone can increase sperm count, but it is not true that testosterone therapy increases fertility. Testosterone therapy does not increase the number of spermatozoids in the semen, or the overall production of sperm.
It may, however, increase the number of sperm at a time when they are needed most. The reason that this myth exists is because of inaccurate information about testosterone and infertility. But testosterone therapy can improve erectile dysfunction.
Testosterone Makes You Appear Younger
This myth is based on misunderstanding the relationship between testosterone and aging. Testosterone is a hormone, and it is produced in the body as men age.
As men age, their testosterone level naturally decreases. However, this does not mean that testosterone causes aging. Testosterone levels are affected by various other factors, including diet and exercise.
It does not cause aging by itself but rather affects the body’s ability to repair itself in response to other factors that do cause aging. While there are some effects of testosterone therapy on the body’s ability to recover, it does not affect aging directly.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Isn’t Safe
Testosterone therapy treats low testosterone levels in men who have hypogonadism, or a decrease in testosterone levels. Blood tests are performed to see if a patient is eligible for testosterone therapy. For some men, the blood test results show that their testosterone levels are too low. If this is the case, they may be given testosterone treatment.
The above are some of the most common myths about testosterone therapy, and they are not true. Testosterone replacement therapy has been used for more than 20 years, and it is an effective treatment for low testosterone levels.