Men frequently experience declines in testosterone levels that correlate with the hormonal changes that women experience at menopause; however, men typically have a slower and more subtle hormonal decline, and develop symptoms over a period of time. When hormones are replaced or restored back to physiologic levels considered normal for younger males, men may experience a dramatic reversal of many of these changes.
In clinical trials, Testosterone Replacement Therapy has produced:
- improvement in psychological well-being and mood
- improvement in erectile dysfunction and libido
- increased muscle mass, strength, and stature
- preservation of bone mass
Testosterone therapy may not only treat hypogonadism, but may also have tremendous potential to slow or halt the progression from metabolic syndrome to overt diabetes or cardiovascular disease via beneficial effects on isulin regulation, lipid profile and blood pressure.
Natural testosterone must not be confused with synthetic derivatives or "anabolic steroids", which when used by athletes and body builders have caused disastrous effects. Hormone balancing for men may also include dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), dihydrotestosterone (DHT), chrysin, zinc, selenium, and other supplements.