Low testosterone can be a tough condition to deal with. Clinically referred to as hypogonadism, the medical condition can be quite debilitating.
Low testosterone, also known as “low t,” is often experienced by aging men. Around ten percent of men over 40 years-old have low t, as the body naturally loses an average of one percent of its total testosterone level every year after the patient reached their late 20s to early 30s.
Those that suffer from the condition may experience a bevy of nasty symptoms, each with the ability to decrease one’s quality of life. Hair loss, muscle loss, increased body fat, fatigue, erectile dysfunction and depression are just some of the potential symptoms a person dealing with low t may experience.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
While low t is a tough burden to bear, there is an answer. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is an easy, common and effective solution for many suffering from the medical condition.
Geared towards balancing the body’s balance of the sex hormone, TRT can help alleviate many of the symptoms experienced due to low t. A new study even suggests that TRT may aid in those suffering from depression.
TRT And Depression
Before the implementation of anti-depressants, testosterone was considered an ailment for those dealing with depression. A recent study published under Aging Male has determined that, within a study group of 50 men averaging 57-years-old, testosterone replacement therapy consistently provided a positive effect on those suffering from depression while simultaneously experiencing low t.
A total 30 of the men within the study were diagnosed with depression before the study began. Within six months of TRT treatment, only 11 of the men continued to suffer from depression. The mental health of all 30 patients increased dramatically. Those suffering from anxiety were aided by the treatment as well. However, TRT was only found beneficial for those suffering from mental health issues that were also suffering from low t.