Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

Testosterone replacement therapy should be initiated by a medical practitioner when clinical complaints are accompanied by decreased levels of this hormone and confounding factors have been excluded. The aim of this therapy is to re-establish normal sexual functioning, and general mental (eg mood, mental acuity) and physical status (eg muscle mass, muscle strength, virilisation) appropriate to age by the most physiological and risk-free means available.

This hormone replacement therapy restores serum testosterone to physiological circulating concentrations in men with hormone deficiency and also reverses its symptoms. Thus it is able to produce improvement in libido, increase in bone mineral density and in muscle mass, and produces favorable changes in body composition with reduction in fat mass and increase in lean body mass, improvement in mood, correction of anaemia and improvement in memory performance and cognitive status. Blood vessels and heart muscle cells have receptors that latch on to this hormone. It was found out that  Men who undergo androgen-deprivation therapy develop abnormally stiff arteries proves that this hormone therapy lessens the risk of cardiovascular disease.