Deterioration of overall health commonly strikes
men after crossing their 50's, and diseases and conditions like diabetes,
age-related macular degeneration, cardiovascular problems and obesity start
showing up. The onset of a disease not just robs a person of his state of
physical wellness, but also has a great impact on the person's mental health
and outlook of life. This is probably why men, after crossing their 50's tend
to be more depressed and prone to spells of sadness, accompanied by health
issues. New studies conducted to improve the overall health of men, especially
those over 50 years of age have revealed a new treatment.
Testosterone, a vital male hormone, also largely
responsible for the development and enhancement of male vitality, steeply
declines after a man crosses his 60's, and gradually becomes half of what he
had during his youth, by the time he reaches his 70's.
deficiency in this essential male hormone affects sexual function, induces
abnormal weight gain, reduces muscle mass, and greatly increases the risk of
type 2 diabetes and loss of bone mineral density. The risk of a person getting
affected by stroke, heart disease, and Alzheimer's also considerably increases
due to a deficiency of this hormone.
Testosterone-replacement therapy, a treatment
similar to estrogen/hormone-replacement therapy in females, has now benefited a
large number of males, reduced their risk of depression and heart attacks and
has helped them live better lives. This therapy, however, has faced a good
share of criticism similar to that of estrogen replacement therapy. Skeptics
argue that there might be an increased risk of cardiovascular ailments and
prostate cancer following the therapy, however, presence of enough evidence
managed to give this therapy a clean chit.
Given to the right patient, this therapy can
work wonders in reducing depression, loss of male frigidity, lethargy and other
age-related disorders. Though this therapy is not exactly the fountain of
youth, coupled with proper diet, exercise and meditation, it can add a few
extra 'happy years' to your life definitely.
Testosterone may be administered into the body
directly through an injection, or by other different modes such as gels,
lozenges, pills etc. It is very important to get yourself tested for reduced
testosterone levels before considering this treatment if you've crossed your
50's and are feeling low. A simple blood test will help your doctor do a better
analysis of which treatment would possibly suit you best.