Testosterone, the hormone responsible for all development of manly characteristics in a man, is naturally produced by the testicles. Testosterone levels in the body are directly responsible for the maintenance of several traits in a man, like sex drive, sperm production, muscle mass, bone density and growth, appropriate amount of red blood cells, fat distribution, etc.
Typically, a healthy male starts losing testosterone at the rate of 1% annually after 30 years of age. Some men are naturally born with low testosterone levels. Low testosterone is also associated with other factors, like injury or infection to testicles, side effect of some medicines and therapies (like chemotherapy), alcoholism, stress, and other diseases. Usually, the natural process of testosterone reduction does not have a major impact on the man's lifestyle, however, when it starts causing symptoms associated with erectile dysfunction (ED), perhaps it's time to explore Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
Modes of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone may be supplemented in the body through different modes that have their own benefits and risks:
Your doctor may be in a better position to tell you which testosterone replacement therapy you should opt for.
Advantages of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Disadvantages of Testosterone Replacement Therapy