Restore Sex Drive with Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
By Jay Campbell
July 7th, 2016
You may be getting a little older, but you still want to feel like that youthful and attractive guy you were in your twenties and thirties, right? Well I’m here to tell you that it’s possible to restore sex drive to it’s former glory. The truth is, as men age they have a harder time maintaining a healthy sex drive, often feel less energetic, and start to notice their bodies aren’t as lean and muscular as they used to be. Experiencing these symptoms, many men think something is seriously wrong. Even worse, many of these same men turn to their doctors who tell them “hey-it’s just a normal part of aging-get used to it”. I’m here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Why Testosterone Deficiency Happens
While TD occurs in most men over 65, until previous medical advancements it was considered a natural biological process that could not be treated. Now, other factors beyond age, including lifestyle choices and environmental estrogens have increased the phenomenon exponentially, both in older and younger men. Interest from the pharmaceutical industry as well as those in hormone therapy research realized the potential for testosterone treatment in older men. Extensive research led to a new type of treatment, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT).
Even though there are multiple studies that show men over 65 have a significant drop in their testosterone levels, very recently, researchers have increased funding to find the causes behind this ‘testosterone deficiency’. More importantly, the medical industry is looking for more and better treatment methods. Thankfully, as the medical field continues to advance due recent studies proving the success of hormone therapy in men, more and more progressive physicians and pharmaceutical companies are offering testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to their patients.
What the Studies Say
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston just published a revealing research report on TRT .
The study, led by Dr. Glenn Cunningham found:
“older men treated with testosterone gel experienced a moderate but significant improvement in their sex drive, sexual activity and erectile function compared to men given a placebo gel.” He also reported that “men treated with testosterone reported an increase in orgasm of about one every week versus one every 10 days.”
This major medical breakthrough took over a year to validate. The U.S. National Institutes of Health funded the “Testosterone Trials” project, to “assess the effectiveness of hormone therapy in men 65 or older with symptoms related to low testosterone levels.” Dr. Cunningham’s trial was one of seven campaigns, but proved to be the most thorough and most conclusive on the effects of TRT for older men. His data was published in U.S. News & World Report on June 29, 2016.
Previous studies report similar findings. The National Center for Biotechnology Information released this in 2007:
“Three studies have reported substantial strength gains following testosterone treatment and all have employed doses of testosterone that are somewhat higher than replacement doses. Ferrando et al (2002) treated older hypogonadal and eugonadal men for 6 months with a biweekly injection of testosterone… and resulted in an approximate doubling of circulating testosterone.”
As an astute reader of TRTRevolution.com, you already know TRT is still an extremely hot topic in the medical field. Many physicians still doubt the effectiveness, and the ethical use for men with “mild” symptoms. Some believe that short of severe erectile dysfunction or infertility, TRT is not justified. Even more medical researchers question the right dosage, for little consistency is found in the recommended dosages for men who do not suffer from severe testosterone deficiency.
The NCBI states in their report:
“Testosterone replacement in older men has produced benefits, but not consistently so. The inconsistency may arise from differences in the dose and duration of testosterone treatment, as well as selection of the target population. Generally, studies reporting anabolic responses to testosterone have employed higher doses of testosterone for longer treatment periods and have targeted older men whose baseline circulating bioavailable testosterone levels were low.”1
Should I Try TRT?
If you’re over 65 and experiencing any of these symptoms, you should get your blood work CHEKD immediately. Even if you think the effects are minor, they could be signals that your body hormonally out of balance. By stabilizing your hormone levels, you WILL see improvements in sex drive, mood, physical ability, and overall quality of life. No man should feel like his age determines his lifestyle or ability to lead a healthy, active life.
It is my opinion you should schedule an appointment with a progressive physician to determine if your hormone levels are the cause of your symptoms. You may be dealing with other health issues, so it’s important to take a physical exam as well as lab testing to properly diagnose the issues.
It is critically important the Doctor you choose understands how to diagnose Testosterone Deficiency accurately. He or she needs to be able to check for all possibilities relating to your symptoms. Sometimes, it’s not the testosterone levels but an increase in estrogen or other chemical imbalances that cause these same issues. Regardless, choosing an experienced and progressive TRT prescribing Doctor is the best course of action.
How it Works
After you have tested to see if you would benefit from TRT, talk with your doctor on the different therapy options. There are multiple testosterone replacement therapy delivery systems available on the market today and some are more efficient than others. To educate yourself on which delivery system is best for you, it is highly recommended you read the Amazon Best Selling The Definitive Testosterone Replacement Therapy MANual. Chapter’s 6 and 7 outline all of the available options in detail.
Only you can decide whether TRT is right for you. But if you’re over 65, and can tell a significant change in your life and sex drive, you should take the first step by getting your blood work and a full physical.
TRTRevolution in a partnership with CHEKD offers both in home or office private lab testing and physical evaluations so you can receive the best treatment discreetly. Their professional team will guide you every step of the way to getting your life and health back on track.
If you’re ready to take control of your personal health, schedule your private in-home/office consultation today.