Low testosterone is a difficult condition to bear. While not often fatal, the condition can cause a drastic decrease in quality of life.
Often experienced by aging men, low t (clinically known as hypgonadism) is when the body is no longer capable of naturally producing healthy levels of the sex hormone testosterone. Once the body reached the early to mid 30’s, a man will lose an average of one percent of their total testosterone levels every year.
Those burdened by low t may experience hair loss, muscle loss, increase in body fat, erectile dysfunction or even depression. Of course, these are only a few of the potential bevy of symptoms suffered by many low t patients.
That being said, there is a potential answer for those suffering from the condition.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
Testosterone replacement therapy is the practice of artificially balancing a patient’s testosterone hormone levels. Through the procedure, patients suffering from low t can often be relieved of the debilitating condition.
While TRT is beneficial for low t patients concerning their hormone levels, a new study suggests that the procedure may also benefit low t patients concerning cardiovascular disease.
Low T And Cardiovascular Disease
A recent study published within the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics followed two groups of men for a total of eight years. One group featured patients undergoing TRT treatment, while the second group acted as a control.
The TRT featured only two fatalities, with neither having been caused by cardiovascular events. Within the control group, however, there were a total 21 deaths. A total 19 of the deaths were cardiovascular event related. While the TRT group featured no ill incidents, the control group suffered 26 non-fatal myocardial infractions and 30 non-fatal strokes. Consequently, the research derived that men suffering from hypogonadism that are taking TRT treatment are seemingly positively affected concerning their cardiometabolic functions.