You may have heard about the drop in testosterone in males at midlife — and that replenishing the hormone can have health benefits but did you know women can also benefit from testosterone replacement therapy?
Balancing testosterone levels can help address fatigue, lean muscle loss, sleeping difficulties, and a host of other complaints associated with aging for both men and women.
The Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Many likely associate testosterone with the sexual performance but the hormone decreases many age-related conditions — from lowering cholesterol levels, reversing LDL to HDL ratio, and decreasing coronary plaque deposits. Restoring testosterone — and its byproducts — may also decrease the risk for osteoporosis, breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s dementia.
How is Testosterone Administered?
For men, testosterone can be delivered topically, by injection, or implanted as pellets; women may receive testosterone any of these ways but also through oral capsule. In order to achieve the most effective results, however, blood levels must be optimized in a consistent manner.
Frequency of Dosing is Essential
In order to maintain steady levels of testosterone, men must receive regularly administered dosage. What does that entail? That depends in part on the mode of delivery. Testosterone delivered through injection must be dosed at least twice each week; topical creams must be applied twice daily. Pellets typically last 5-6 months. Most women will take a daily dose either orally or topically; pellets will typically last 3-4 months. Less frequent dosing — two to four injections per month — allow for widely fluctuating blood level and diminished health benefits in the short- and long-term.
The Most Effective Delivery…
Injections, topical treatments or pellets can all provide benefits but the most consistent levels can be delivered through pellets, followed by injection; topical and oral capsules follow in effectiveness. As long as the delivery is regular and with the right dosage, long-term benefits may be accessed through any mode.
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