The Benefits of Testosterone Hormone Replacement for Men According to Dr. Sung Yang

Dr. Sung Yang Honolulu Hawaii

February 26, 2021

Dr. Sung Yang Hawaii

Honolulu, HI, USA: Dr. Sung Yang outlines the benefits of testosterone hormone replacement for men.

Testosterone is a hormone that is responsible for not just male characteristics and sexual performance but also it is essential for muscle, bone, heart and brain functions in both men and women. Testosterone is produced mostly by the testicles in men and by the ovaries in women and to a small degree by adrenal glands in bo the mena and women.. However, women quickly converts the testosterone into estrogen using a special enzyme called aromatase in the ovaries, according to Dr. Sung Yang.  As a result, women have less testosterone and more estrogen than men, which causes the gender differences in appearance and organ functions. In men, testosterone peaks during adolescence and early adulthood but begin to taper off around the age of 40.

Aging which causes the decrease in testicle size and testosterone production is the most common cause of testosterone deficiency.  Other common causes are chronic use of steroids and narcotic pain medications medical treatment or illegal recreational use.  Also, men who have abused heroin have testosterone deficiency.  Lastly, men who have insomnia or other sleep disturbance caused by lifestyle or work, i.e. graveyard shift work, also have testosterone deficiency.

For many men with testosterone deficiency testosterone hormone replacement is an option to improve their overall health, says Dr. Sung Yang. There are many benefits that can affect various organ systems of the body, according to Dr. Sung Yang

According to Dr. Sung Yang testosterone can preserve muscle mass and strength and reduce fat on the body. When using testosterone hormone replacement, men can notice increased muscle mass and strength as expected from weight-bearing exercise,, says Dr. Sung Yang.

Testosterone hormone replacement therapy also plays a role in bone strength. As testosterone levels drop so does bone density, leading to weak and brittle bones that can lead to osteoporosis just as low estrogen can in women. Osteoporosis that can cause fractures in lumbar spine and hips after a fall can cause severe disability in men as in women, says Dr. Sung Yang.  Thus, testosterone treatment along with high calcium and protein diet and exercise can maintain strong bones and prevent fractures due to injuries.

For many men suffering from reduced erectile dysfunction or ED, there is great news. Testosterone hormone replacement therapy also increases interest in sex and overcomes the lack of sex drive. Furthermore, testosterone treatment can improve the starting and maintaining of erections, climax and ejaculation.  While testosterone alone usually doesn’t cure ED, it can help if used along with other medications such as Viagra, L-arginine and zinc, according to Dr. Sung Yang.

Finally, testosterone replacement therapy can also improve brain functions especially in memory and mood.  In fact, testosterone treatment can restore short-term memory, focus and other cognitive functions.  As for mood, the treatment can stabilize and reduce irritability, anxiety, and depression. As a result they feel an overall sense of well-being due to their restored brain health.

The benefits of testosterone hormone replacement therapy for men are many. If this is something that you think you need, it is recommended that you speak to your doctor or any other doctor who has the knowledge and experience in testosterone hormone replacement, says Dr. Sung Yang.