Testosterone therapy involves supplementing the hormone testosterone, which is important for sexual and reproductive development in men. Reasons it may be used include:

  • Low testosterone levels (hypogonadism): This can cause symptoms like low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, decreased energy, and mood changes. Testosterone therapy can help restore normal levels.
  • Difficulty fathering a child due to low sperm production: Testosterone therapy can help improve fertility in some cases.
  • Loss of muscle mass due to aging or other conditions: Testosterone therapy may help regain some lost muscle, especially when combined with exercise.
Potential benefits aside, testosterone therapy does carry health risks like prostate issues, heart problems, acne, and stimulating growth of dormant cancer cells. It also requires ongoing monitoring and lab testing. The therapy may be delivered via injections, gels, patches and more. The decision to start testosterone therapy is complex and personal. A man should have an open discussion with his healthcare provider at Horizon Wellness Clinic about his symptoms, medical history, and goals for treatment. Together they can weigh the potential upsides against the risks to make the best choice.

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