Low Testosterone Treatment
Title: Low Testosterone Treatment
Low testosterone treatment has become a very common therapy for men over 40. Low testosterone treatment is usually indicated in men who's natural level of free testosterone falls below normal clinical levels and begin to exhibit low testosterone symptoms. Men are advised to have their blood tested for free testosterone when they present low testosterone symptoms such as:
Loss of muscle mass
Loss of libido
Accumulation of body fat
These low testosterone symptoms can be significantly improved with a low testosterone treatment that includes weekly injections of a medium length ester of testosterone, such as testosterone cypionate or testosterone enanthate.
While there is no cure for aging, low testosterone symptoms can be addressed with low testosterone treatment. Passion, drive, stamina, satisfaction, improved body composition are just a few things women find attractive in a man. The passage of time robs men of these attributes that are attracting to the opposite sex. Relationships can suffer when men exhibit low testosterone symptoms. In athletes, waning performance and poor body composition can put an end to not only an athletic career, but just simple recreation can be negatively affected from low testosterone symptoms.
In both cases, the aging male and the poor performing athlete, the most significant low testosterone symptom has to do with protein synthesis in muscle. This is the process by which the body turns dietary protein, in the presence of testosterone, into muscle. Muscle mass is critical, not only for athletes where strength is related to performance, but also in older men where muscle mass is vital in maintaining mobility, balance, posture and the production of body heat. Testosterone is the hormone which regulates muscle protein synthesis. In men with low testosterone, muscle protein synthesis is compromised, leading to low testosterone symptoms.
In an adult athlete, the synthesis of muscle protein is also related to how the muscles are being exercised. Beyond the ongoing maintenance and repair of existing muscle, Muscle movement – exercise - is necessary for meaningful muscle development, based on the synthesis of protein.
In either case – repair or exercise - muscle will naturally break down via a process called "catabolism." The subsequent growth and repair of damaged muscle is called "anabolism." testosterone is referred to as an “anabolic steroid” because of its effect on building muscle. Protein synthesis in muscle is the anabolic process by which the body uses ingested protein for the growth and repair of muscle. If you take in more fat than the body uses you will store body fat. By the same token – very generally - when the body catabolizes less protein than it takes in, your muscles will grow.
Older athletes are affected by both anabolic and catabolic mechanisms. It's not the body's response to the increased consumption of protein after exercise that changes with age, it's the amount of testosterone present to instigate the process that changes. In order to maintain muscle protein synthesis, the body has to have adequate testosterone. Without it, muscle mass will suffer The only remedy to help with this natural phenomenon of age is a low testosterone treatment.