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Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market is Anticipated to …

Apr 09, 2019 (Heraldkeeper via COMTEX) — New York, April 09, 2019: Global Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market is expected to exceed more than US$ 1.0 billion by 2024 at CAGR of 4% in the given forecast period.

The scope of the report includes a detailed study of global and regional markets of Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market. The reasons given for variations in the growth of the industry in certain regions.

Testosterone is responsible for the improvement of male sexual characteristics and this hormone formed by the testicles. It is also important to maintain various functions such as sexual function, bone growth, adequate levels of red blood cells, and a sense of well being and muscle bulk. Insufficient production of testosterone causes erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction occurs due to decreased testosterone production to overcome this testosterone replacement therapy is used to improve the problem. Testosterone replacement therapy occurs in various forms containing its own set of advantages and hazards such as subdemal pellets, transdemal patches and injections. Testosterone replacement therapy also helps to recover symptoms of low testosterone. Low testosterone is caused due to age growth it generally lowers down after the mid 30′s and further decreases accordingly to the age factor.

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The major driving factors of testosterone replacement therapy market are as follows:

Rise in incidence of testosterone deficiency. Increase in geriatric populace with high risk of testosterone deficiency. Increasing awareness about testosterone substitute therapy.

The restraining factors of testosterone replacement therapy market are as follows:

High possibility of side effects associated to testosterone replacement therapy. Patent expiry of key drugs and entry of generics.

The report covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include AbbVie, Inc., Allergan plc, Bayer AG, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Kyowa Kirin International plc, Mylan N.V., Novartis AG, and Pfizer, Inc. Company profile includes assign such as company summary, financial summary, business strategy and planning, SWOT analysis and current developments.

The Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market has been segmented as below:

The Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market is Segmented on the lines of Product Type Analysis, Ingredient Type Analysis and Regional Analysis. By Product Type Analysis this market is segmented on the basis of Oral, Implants, Gums/Buccal Adhesives, Injections, Patches and Creams/Gels.

By Ingredient Type Analysis this market is segmented on the basis of Testosterone, Testosterone Cypionate, Testosterone Enanthate, Testosterone Undecanoate and Methyl Testosterone. By Regional Analysis this market is segmented on the basis of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, MEA and Rest of the World.

This report provides:

1) An overview of the global market for testosterone replacement therapy and related technologies.

2) Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, estimates for 2016 and 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2024.

3) Identifications of new market opportunities and targeted promotional plans for testosterone replacement therapy.

4) Discussion of research and development, and the demand for new products and new applications.

5) Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry.

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Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION

2 Executive Summary

3 Global Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market – Industry Analysis

4 North America Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Analysis

5 Europe Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Analysis

6 Asia Pacific Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Analysis

7 Middle East and Africa (MEA) Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Analysis

8 Latin America Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Analysis

9 Global Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market, Country Snippets

9.1. Global Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Revenue, by Country, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 9.2. U.S. Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Revenue, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 9.3. Japan Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Revenue, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 9.4. Germany Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Revenue, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 9.5. U.K. Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Revenue, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 9.6. Canada Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Revenue, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 9.7. China Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Revenue, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 9.8. Brazil Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Revenue, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 9.9. Mexico Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Revenue, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024 9.10. United Arab Emirates (UAE) Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market Revenue, (US$ Mn), 2014-2024

10 Company Profiles

10.1. AbbVie, Inc.

10.2. Allergan plc

10.3. Bayer AG

10.4. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

10.5. Eli Lilly and Company

10.6. Kyowa Kirin International plc

10.7. Mylan N.V.

10.8. Novartis AG

10.9. Pfizer, Inc.

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About – Testosterone Replacement Therapy

A few years ago I started getting depressed, losing muscle, gaining fat, getting injured easier, losing my sex drive and losing motivation at work. In short, my life was falling down around me for, apparently, no reason. I wondered What the hell is wrong with me! and when I couldnt take it anymore I went to see a doctor. The general family doctor was convinced it was depression and wanted to put me on antidepressants. Having never been the depressed type, I was convinced otherwise. I researched my symptoms online and discovered that they all matched that of low testosterone. I went back to the doctor for tests and indeed my testosterone levels were that of a 65 year old man. I was 31 at the time. He referred me to an endocrinologist who ran more tests.

These further tests revealed that my testes / testicles were fine, and an MRI revealed that my pituitary was fine. Apparently the third cog in that HPTA (Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Testicular Axis) was not producing the two hormones (LSH / FSH) that would instruct the pituitary to create the hormone (GnRH), which would would instruct the testes to create the hormone testosterone in adequate levels for someone of my age.

Why my hypothalamus decided to stop working full time, Ill never know. But I do know that within days of starting testosterone replacement therapy treatment all of my problems began to disappear. It was like magic.

However well it worked for me, I always try to remember that HRT for men has its own set of problems. Among them are an increased risk of prostate cancer and heart disease. More importantly, I dont like the idea of being dependent on a drug for my manhood. It bothers me. I think this is something a lot of male HRT / TRT patients experience, but I cant be sure since I dont really know any others personally. Maybe Ill meet some after starting this website

Another thing that scares me is that one day I wont be able to get my prescription filled for one reason or another. Maybe it will be for lack of health insurance (I live in the US and Im sure youve heard about our insurance woes here), or maybe every doctor in my area will be afraid of the boogeyman steroids because theyve watched too many after-school dramas and ESPN scandals. This dependance bothers me more than anything, because I know Ill lapse into severe depression, fat gain, lethargy, and generally just be miserable if Im not taking my testosterone.

Heres something else that troubles me: My testes are fine or they were, at least. But when you introduce external sources of testosterone into the male body all natural production ceases completely as the body seeks to reach homeostasis. In the process the testes stop working, and this is why bodybuilders have grapenuts so to speak. I have secondary hypogonadism. But the treatment for this is the same as primary hypogonadism. The treatment, testosterone replacement therapy, CAUSES primary hypogonadism in men with secondary hypogonadism. Are you telling me there arent any treatments for low FSH/LH without having to mess around with other parts of my HTPA?

Dont worry if you dont know what the hell Im talking about you soon will. Just keep reading my blog and all will be revealed. Im sort of a research junkie when it comes to what Im putting in my body.

Soooo, the longer Im on this stuff, the less chance I have of recovering. But I spent three years miserable, tired, angry, depressed, with a deteriorating body before finally going on HRT, which practically got rid of all of my syptoms overnight. Ive felt like a million bucks ever since. So the idea of going back to low testosterone scares the sh*t out of me.

On the other hand, I could stay on HRT for the rest of my life, which if I live to be of average age would be even long than Ive been alive so far. Thats a long time for someone to be on HRT, and at that point I wonder what the risks would be. Has it even been studied for such a long period of time? The good news is Id have the testosterone of a 35 year old into my 60s, which would be pretty sweet if my wife doesnt get too fat (just kidding sort of). Of course, that doesnt do me much good if Im dying of prostate cancer or have a heart attack.

So this is my journey and judging by how many patients my endo says he sees everyday, I am sure Im not alone. Call it a blog, an information resource, a support center, a launching pad, whatever But Im glad you stopped by, and if youre on HRT or thinking about going on HRT I hope this site can provide some value.

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Disclaimer: This information isnt a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should never rely upon this article for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a common way to increase testosterone and treat the symptoms of low testosterone. But one of the most common sideeffects of testosterone replacement therapy is low sperm count. A risk of TRT is that artificially high testosterone levels can trick your brain into stopping LH and FSH production. And when you stop making FSH, you stop making sperm.

Testosterone production is a feedback loop.When your brain senses low testosterone levels in your blood, it ramps up testosterone production in the testicles by releasing two hormones:

When you add external testosterone (from replacement therapy), your brain stops producing LH and FSH because it thinks you dont need anymore. But FSH is directly responsible for sperm production in the testicles.Decreased FSH levels together with already low natural levels of testosterone can decrease your sperm count. A lot. In fact, men using Testosterone replacement therapy can have a sperm count of zero.

Low testosterone production in the testicles means low sperm count. But too much testosterone can mean the same thing. Many of the side effects of low testosteronelike acne and mood shiftsare reversible. But TRT can have long-term effects on your sperm count and fertility. Talk to a doctor to find out if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you. Then work to find the right dose to make sure your testosterone levels stay within normal levels to reduce your risk of side effects.

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy – Renue Health

Testosterone is a hormone that is present in both men and women. Testosterone is the androgenic hormone primarily responsible for normal growth and development of male sex and reproductive organs, including the penis, testicles, scrotum, prostate, and seminal vesicles. It facilitates the development of secondary male sex characteristics such as musculature, bone mass, fat distribution, hair patterns, laryngeal enlargement, and vocal chord thickening. Additionally, normal testosterone levels maintain energy level, healthy mood, fertility, and sexual desire.

The number of men diagnosed with hypogonadism, commonly referred to as Low T has grown dramatically in recent years due to an increasing awareness of the importance of hormones in a mans health and well being. Research shows that about 1 out of 4 men over the age of 30 may have low testosterone. Circulating testosterone levels decline progressively with age, starting in the second and third decade of life. Testing for testosterone deficiency requires a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of hormone balance before one makes a commitment to what may be lifelong therapy.

Low Libido

Gaining fat around the middle

If you have any of these common symptoms, it is recommended you have a proper and thorough set of labs drawnto help determine if you havehypogonadism.

Testosterone replacement therapy is essential for men with hypogonadism. In these men, full replacement of testosterone is necessary. The amount of total testosterone in men can range from 300 to 1100 ng/ml, while the range for free testosterone is 50 to 250 ng/ml. It is more accurate to utilize free testosterone levels instead of total T levels.

Because the range is so broad, testosterone optimization must be individualized. In general, Dr. Rob aims to provide the lowest dose of testosterone that relieves symptoms and causes the man to be in the optimized zone. All while monitoring testosterone and its by-products for any potential unwanted side effects. There are several delivery method options and Dr. Rob presents the pros and cons of each before a mutually agreed upon delivery method is instituted.

It is also important to note that men should not be started on testosterone replacement without a careful endocrine evaluation to determine the cause of the low testosterone. Serious conditions including pituitary tumors can present with low testosterone.

Women have testosterone too

Men have 10 to 20 times higher levels of testosterone than women. Nonetheless, even this small amount of testosterone in women is important for maintaining sexual function, and healthy bladder and vaginal function.

When used in small physiologic doses with monitoring of testosterone blood levels, testosterone in women is well tolerated. High doses must be avoided as they can cause facial hair, loss of scalp hair, deepening of voice, and acne. Just like men, womenshould not be started on testosterone replacement without a careful endocrine evaluation to determine if it will provide a health benefit.

ReNue Healthis located conveniently in Springboro, Ohio with easy access from Dayton International Airport, Cincinnati International Airport or the adjacent Wright Brothers Private Airport (MGY) for those travelling by private aviation.Click here for directions and contact information.

Only one visit is necessary to perform a comprehensive history, interview, and education. Follow up evaluations, adjustments and balancing of hormones are done by phone or written communications and a return visit to Dr. Rob is not necessary. Ongoing testing and adjustment is mandatory and performed through a laboratory convenient to your home.

Its that nagging feeling that something does not feel quite right and you cant put your finger on it. Youre a busy person and your own health is the last thing you have time to think about, but think again!

To learn how the ReNue Health Opportunity may help restore your youth and vitality, simply call937-350-5527or visit us online atwww.renuehealth.com

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Testosterone Replacement Portland OR – Optimizing Mens Hormone

Similar to women, men also experience a hormonal decline as they age. Testosterone levels usually peak between the ages of 18-25 and then it gradually declines at a rate of about one percent per year thereafter.

Known as andropause, the decline of testosterone levels can make daily life a struggle. However, unlike menopause, the symptoms of andropause are subtle. An increase in daytime fatigue and decreased sexual interest are usually the first signs that hormones are shifting. Other symptoms may include weight gain, fatigue, muscle loss, depression, memory loss, decreased drive, erectile dysfunction, decreased sex drive, and irritability.

Our medical director and age management expert, Dr. Adam Maddox, is highly experienced in treating andropause and hormone replacement therapy in men. He has been optimizing mens hormone levels with testosterone replacement for nearly 15 years. During your visit at our Portland anti-aging center, Dr. Maddox will take a detailed medical history and analyze your current state of health. Upon the completion of required laboratory testing, Dr. Maddox will discuss your test results and design a treatment plan for your specific needs.

Your customized treatment plan may consist of the integration of testosterone replacement, thyroid support, DHEA replacement, nutrition, exercise, and nutritional supplements. With optimal levels of testosterone, the body becomes strong again by building lean muscle and supporting healthy heart and brain function. By optimizing testosterone, you may experience:

Improved sexual functionA decrease in body fatStronger erectionsImproved mental and cognitive functionIncreased muscle strengthHealthier outlook on lifeDecreased risk of heart disease

There are multiple treatment options available for testosterone replacement therapy including, topical creams and gels, skin patches, injections, pellet implants, as well as sublingual and oral forms. Over the years I have prescribed most of these and have found that the subcutaneous pellet implant is the best. With that said, I do not embrace a one size fits all approach. Instead I find what works best for that person and treat accordingly.-Dr. Maddox

As symptoms of testosterone deficiency including fatigue, decreased muscle mass, increased body fat, and loss of sexual drive, develop in men, testosterone pellet therapy along with healthy nutrition and exercise can help reverse these negative effects.

Bio-identical testosterone pellet therapy is a natural alternative to synthetic testosterone that offers sustained daily testosterone levels for up to 3-6 months. Unlike testosterone injections, creams, gels, and patches, which usually cause a roller coaster effect of testosterone blood levels, testosterone pellets offer a steady dose.

We start with a detailed health history. Symptoms can vary from anxiety to depression and from increase belly fat to decreased sexual function. We also test total and free testosterone blood levels along with other hormones including thyroid levels. Although your testosterone levels may be within normal lab reference range there are variables that need to be taken into consideration when evaluating a new testosterone pellet therapy candidate. This will be determined at your evaluation.

The administrations process for testosterone pellet therapy is simple and usually takes about 30mins. You can return to normal daily activity but we ask that you limit your exercise for a few days to allow the pellets to full set up.

Usually testosterone pellets will need to be administered 3 times a year.

They are made from wild yams.

Through a small incision in the hip/buttocks are the pellets are placed just under the skin.

Check with your insurance to see if you have coverage. We do not bill insurance so most benefits will likely be covered as out of network provider coverage.

If you live in the area of Portland, including Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon City, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Hillsboro, Sherwood and Vancouver, and want to feel your best as you age, Dr. Maddox has the knowledge and experience in testosterone replacement therapy to help you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take back control of your health.

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Global Testosterone Replacement Therapy Market : Future …

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Low Testosterone Treatments – Testosterone Replacement Therapy

The most common treatment for low testosterone (also called male hypogonadism) is testosterone replacement therapy. This should address the symptoms associated with low testosterone, such as low sex drive and poor erections.

It should be noted that if you have another condition causing low testosterone (such as a pituitary tumor), then your doctor will treat that, too. Also, if fertility is a concern, you should talk to your doctor about your options. This article, however, focuses on treating just the low levels of testosterone.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy OptionsYou have several options for replacing testosterone. Please talk to your doctor about all your options, and he or she will help you choose the method that works best for your lifestyle and budget.

To replace testosterone, you can use:

Risks of Testosterone Replacement TherapyTestosterone replacement therapy isnt right for everyone: men who have had or who may have breast or prostate cancer should not use testosterone replacement therapy.

As with any medication, talk to your doctor about any concerns you have while youre on testosterone replacement therapy. You should especially mention if you have trouble breathing (particularly when sleeping) or if you have frequent/persistent erections.

Long-term use brings risks, particularly of prostate cancer in African-American men, men older than 40 who have a family history of prostate cancer, and men older than 50. Men who fall into these categories should be carefully monitored for prostate cancer while on testosterone replacement therapy.

Low Testosterone Treatment Can HelpReplacing testosterone can help you feel better about your lifebecause low testosterone can make you feel discouraged, angry, or depressed. Testosterone replacement therapy can help revive your interest in sex. Since testosterone is so essential for muscle and bone health, getting your testosterone levels into a normal range can help you take better care of your body.

Low testosterone is an important medical issue, so if you suspect your testosterone levels are low, make an appointment with your doctor to discuss whats going on.

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Understanding Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone replacement therapy is used to treat patients with hypogonadism, more commonly known as low testosterone (Low T). Testosterone replacement therapy can be used for men or women, but it is primarily used to treat men with low testosterone.

What constitutes low testosterone varies from patient to patient, as do the symptoms of low testosterone.

Testosterone replacement therapy can be used for men or women, but it is primarily used to treat men with low testosterone.

Anyone who is exhibiting the symptoms of low testosterone could possibly benefit from testosterone replacement therapy. Certain medical conditions can cause hypogonadism, which is described as a disease in which your body is unable to produce adequate amounts of testosterone, usually because of an issue that interferes with the normal function of the testicles or with the pituitary gland. Hypogonadism can also be caused by the natural decline of testosterone that occurs in men as they age. Rigorous endurance training can also result in lower testosterone levels. In some men this natural decline of testosterone is well-tolerated, while in others, it results in the symptoms of low testosterone. The symptoms of low testosterone can include:

Just because you are experiencing any, or all, of the signs and symptoms listed above, does not necessarily mean that you have low testosterone. Many of these symptoms can be caused by various other conditions or issues such as: obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid issues, diabetes, clinical depression, and/or the side effects of certain medications.

The only way to determine if you have low testosterone is to have your blood tested.

Low testosterone could be caused by the natural decline of testosterone that occurs in men as they age. In some men this natural decline of testosterone is well-tolerated, while in others, it results in the symptoms of low testosterone.

Your dosage of testosterone replacement therapy can only be determined after you have received a diagnosis of low testosterone. Low testosterone is determined by a simple blood test. The normal range is 300 ng/dL to 1,000 ng/dL. However, what is normal for one man, can be low for another. This is why testosterone replacement therapy is prescribed on a very individualized basis. Testosterone levels do fluctuate throughout the day they are highest in the morning, so your doctor will probably want to do the blood test in the morning.

If your levels of bio-available testosterone are determined to be low for your weight and age, and if an evaluation of your presenting symptoms warrants it, you will be prescribed with a dosage of testosterone therapy.

The goal of testosterone replacement therapy for adult males, is to prescribe you with the minimal dosage of testosterone that will be sufficient to restore the testosterone level in your blood to normal levels. Dosages of testosterone replacement therapy are titrated, which means that your doctor will start your testosterone replacement at the lowest effective dose. Once treatment is underway, your doctor will closely monitor your symptoms and your testosterone levels, and may need to adjust your dose accordingly.

Testosterone replacement therapy is available as:

Generally speaking, most prescribers of testosterone therapy agree that testosterone injections are the safest and most effective way to give testosterone therapy. Testosterone injections are given into muscles. Testosterone therapy given as intramuscular injections is more easily and rapidly absorbed into the blood stream. Testosterone injections are usually given once every 2 to 4 weeks. Testosterone injections will be given by your healthcare provider, or you will be taught how to self-administer them at home. The total length of time you will have to be on testosterone injections will be determined by your individual symptoms and diagnosis.

Yes. The only way to legally obtain any kind of testosterone replacement therapy is with a doctors prescription. Testosterone is a controlled substance, and cannot be purchased without a prescription. There is no such thing as non-prescription, or over-the-counter (OTC) testosterone. Any product claiming to be testosterone, or contain testosterone that you can purchase online, or anywhere else, without a doctors prescription, is either an ineffective nutritional or amino acid supplement, that does not actually contain any testosterone, or worse yet, is an illegal, unregulated form of testosterone sold on the by black market. In the first case you are probably wasting your time and money, in the second you could be putting your health, or even your life, at risk.

Testosterone therapy may:

Testosterone replacement therapy should not be used by woman who are pregnant or may become pregnant.

You should not receive testosterone replacement therapy if you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, male breast cancer, a serious heart condition, or severe liver or kidney disease.

Misuse of testosterone replacement therapy can cause serious health complications. Before starting testosterone replacement therapy be sure to tell your doctor if you have:

If you are suffering from the symptoms of low testosterone, and your blood tests reveal that your levels of testosterone are indeed low, there is very little you can do, other than testosterone therapy, to raise them back into the normal range. However, as part of the normal course of testosterone replacement therapy, your doctor may recommended dietary and lifestyle changes, designed to boost and maintain your testosterone level. Such changes could include:

These above lifestyle changes may help but, can only be expected to raise low testosterone levels a limited degree. Testosterone replacement remains as the staple treatment option for correcting low testosterone levels. Informed medical advice remains paramount in you, being proactive & taking control of your health & well being.

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Buckeye PMR Low T – Low Testosterone Treatment Centers of …

Nationwide Leaders in Testosterone TherapyLow-cost testosterone replacement options

So what is Testosterone Replacement Therapy? If youre an aging man, chances are youve lost quite a bit of energy, experienced a drop in sexual potency or erectile dysfunction, put on a few extra pounds, and now you have to work even harder in the gym to maintain your natural weight. Theres a reason forthat and for most men it starts with a T. Were talking about the male hormone Testosterone.

By the time you hit 30, yourbody is already significantly behind in testosterone production. You see, by your mid-twenties, your testosterone levels begin to decline by about 1-2% a year. And, by 40, youve lost nearly half of your necessary growth hormones resulting in a common but often misunderstood condition called Andropause, Low T or Hypogonadism; precisely what we treat with various Testosterone Replacement Therapy options.

Men often mistake symptoms of andropause for a midlife crisis. Youve put on weight; your sexual desire has decreased and even worse, your sexual performance is suffering. To make yourself feel better, you may want to buy a flashy sports car, but in reality, the most likely solution to your problem is Testosterone Replacement Therapy.

Your testosterone levels have dropped resulting in increased body fat, depression, muscle loss, hair loss, and fatigue. These are not just symptoms of getting older. In fact, men as young as their twenties to thirties can experience low testosterone (Low T) symptoms. Before you seek medical treatment for depression and spend years on prescription medications, consider having your testosterone levels checked at Buckeye PMR.

Low testosterone is a serious condition that should not be ignored. In addition to the unpleasant symptoms we mentioned above, lower than normal testosterone levels have been clinically associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and death.

Testosterone replacement therapy aids in circulation and improves blood vessel function, so its important to have enough of it to ensure healthy blood flow. There are a number of testosterone receptors in the heart, so a healthy testosterone level helps it function properly.

The additional testosterone that results from hormone replacement therapy also reduces the amount of certain unhealthy chemicals in the blood, including cholesterol, and improves a patients lipid profile, a beneficial cardiovascular effect.

Finally, the weight loss and improved physique that many men experience with hormone replacement therapy help to reduce the risk of heart disease and restore heart health.

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The Lowdown on Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Promoters of prescription testosterone products promise that the hormone is nothing less than a fountain of youth for men of a certain age. And sales of these testosterone pills, gels, and patches have soared, nearly quadrupling in the United States between 2000 and 2011.

Many claims from drug companies and anti-aging clinics are directed at men who hope to regain their youthful vigor and improve their strength, sexual prowess, athletic performance, and appearance. Natural levels of the sex hormone normally decline with age. As they ebb, sex drive often slips into low gear, youthful energy fades, bones get thin and brittle, and physical ability sags, among other changes.

Some doctors began to surmise that testosterone replacement therapy could reverse certain age-related changes men experience, or at least hold them off for a while. But many men prescribed testosterone replacement therapy dont have an abnormally low blood level of testosteroneor havent even had the hormone measured.

Until recently, there has been little scientific evidence to support testosterone replacement, except for men whose bodies dont produce enough of the hormone, a medical condition called hypogonadism, or androgen deficiency. It differs from the natural process of decreasing testosterone that comes with normal aging, sometimes referred to as late-onset hypogonadism.

To test whether testosterone replacement offered older men any benefits, the National Institutes of Health sponsored a series of seven rigorously controlled, randomized trials, known as the Testosterone Trials, or TTrials, the largest of their kind.

Findings from four clinical trials were published in February 2017 by JAMA and JAMA Internal Medicine. Findings from the first three trials appeared in February 2016 in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The TTrials recruited 790 men ages 65 and older who had low testosterone levels and exhibited symptoms that could be related to low testosterone. Blood testosterone levels of 275 ng/dL (nanograms per deciliter) or below were considered low. Their low levels were attributed to aging and not to another recognized cause, such as hypogonadism.

Some men were randomly assigned to receive hormone replacement in the form of a 1 percent prescription gel applied to the skin daily. Others received a placebo, or inactive gel. Scientists tested whether testosterone replacement therapy offered any benefit over the course of one year. Heres what they found:

Sexual function. Testosterone replacement therapy modestly boosted sex drive and improved erections in men with low testosterone enrolled in the sexual function arm of the TTrials.

But improvements tended to decline over a year, leading experts to suggest that testosterone replacement therapy isnt as effective as drugs such as tadalafil (Cialis) and sildenafil (Viagra) for treating erectile dysfunctionalthough they wont help sex drive.

Physical function. Researchers studied whether testosterone replacement therapy improved mens walking speed over six minutes. Disappointingly, there was no difference between the testosterone group and the placebo group on either measure.

Vitality. In the trial that gauged how men rated their energy and vitality, testosterone replacement therapy fell flat. Scores for both the testosterone and placebo groups remained the same.

Bone density. Among the more encouraging findings is evidence that testosterone replacement therapy can help protect against bone loss. After a year on testosterone, volunteers who had normal bone density (none had osteoporosis) had a significant increase in bone mineral density and bone strength compared with men on a placebo.

Because the trial lasted only one year, researchers cant say with certainty that the increased bone density will ultimately lower fracture risk or if the same effect would be seen in men with osteoporosis. For now, men with low bone density and at high risk of fracture should look to proven osteoporosis medication, which has been studied for long-term use and is known to help prevent fractures.

Anemia. For years, doctors have been puzzled by a form of anemia (an abnormally low number of red blood cells) that appears in some men as they age. To test whether low testosterone levels might be the culprit, researchers studied the effect of testosterone replacement therapy on a group of 126 men with known and unknown causes of anemia.

After 12 months, testosterone treatment significantly increased their hemoglobin levels by stimulating the production of red blood cells: 58 percent of the men with unexplained anemia were no longer anemic, compared with only 22 percent of the men in the placebo group. Testosterone replacement therapy also helped men who had anemia from known causes, such as iron deficiency.

Brain health. Hopes ran high that testosterone replacement therapy might help counter some age-related changes affecting memory and cognition. No such luck. The Cognition Trial included 493 men with low testosterone and age-associated memory impairment. Testosterone replacement therapy offered no benefits for memory or other aspects of brain function.

Heart health. Some past studies have raised red flags that testosterone might increase the risk for heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots. The new findings add to those concerns.

Using scans to measure plaque in the arteries of 170 men with heart disease risk factors, researchers found that men on testosterone replacement therapy had more plaque buildup and greater narrowing of their arteries than men in the placebo group. The findings are worrisome because plaque buildup can raise the risk of a heart attack or a stroke.

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Is low-T making you feel like a shadow of your former self? Chances are youve seen that pitch, featured in slick TV or magazine ads that warn about the risks of low testosterone. Here’s what you should know.

The TTrials have gone a long way in separating the hype from the real benefits testosterone replacement therapy may offer. But one important question remains unanswered: Is long-term testosterone replacement therapy use safe?

Because the TTrials were only one year long, they dont shed light much on the therapys risks. Some long-term studies have associated testosterone replacement therapy with prostate cancer, whereas others report no evidence that testosterone replacement therapy in men with low testosterone levels increases prostate cancer risk.

And concern remains about the effects of testosterone replacement therapy on cardiovascular health over time. In 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began requiring testosterone products to carry a warning about their associated risk for heart attack and stroke.

Other risks associated with testosterone replacement therapy include erythrocytosis (an abnormal increase of red blood cells) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlarged prostate), or BPH.

Testosterone replacement therapy side effects include acne, breast enlargement, unwanted hair growth, and infertility. Men who have prostate or breast cancer, sleep apnea, BPH, or heart failure shouldnt use testosterone replacement therapy because it can worsen those conditions.

Most experts agree that doctors should consider testosterone replacement therapy only for men with proven low levels of testosterone who have symptoms that might improve with treatment, such as anemia, bone loss, or loss of sexual desire or function.

The only sure way to know whether your testosterone is low is to be diagnosed by a doctor, who will perform a physical exam, take your medical history, test your blood on at least two separate days, and rule out other conditions.

If youre considering testosterone replacement therapy, you might do well to start with a few healthy lifestyle changes that can offer even more benefits than hormone replacement.

Being overweight or obese is closely associated with low testosterone. Losing weight can raise hormone levels. Regular exerciseeven a brisk 30-minute walk a few times a weekcan improve vitality, strengthen muscles and bones, lower heart disease risk, and possibly even improve your sex life. Thats far more than testosterone replacement therapy can promise.

This article originally appeared in the July 2017 issue of Health After 50.

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