Low Testosterone Treatment Benefits
Low testosterone treatment benefits can be maximized with a holistic approach to hormone balancing. Our doctors are trained to reduce the side effects of low testosterone treatment and enhance the benefits.
In the past many doctors have neglected to check low testosterone as a possible CAUSE of your health problems. There is still some confusion with some doctors. For example, if you have diabetes it is possible a doctor will only focus on diabetes as the cause of your erectile dysfunction. In fact, diabetes typically causes an over-conversion of testosterone to estrogen which can exacerbate erectile dysfunction.
Treatment for low testosterone using testosterone therapy can help improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation. Patients with diabetes and erectile dysfunction can benefit from low testosterone treatment if estrogen levels are monitored and elevations in estrogen addressed.
In the TIMES2 study, 220 men with type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) and low testosterone were treated over 12 months. The study concluded that low testosterone treatment “was associated with beneficial effects on insulin resistance, total and LDL-cholesterol, Lpa, and sexual health in hypogonadal men with type 2 diabetes and/or [metabolic syndrome].”
Most men with low testosterone can expect to see improved energy levels, increased motivation and drive, more libido, and increased muscle mass and decreased body fat. Every person is different and some men may notice zero improvement in their symptoms while on testosterone therapy and for other men it can be life changing.