Testosterone is the major male sex hormone responsible for the normal growth and development of the male sex organs and secondary sex characteristics. These effects include development of the prostate, penis, and scrotum; distribution of facial, pubic, chest and axillary hair, development of a deep voice and alterations in muscle mass and fat distribution. Low production of testosterone leads to erectile dysfunction, reduced sexual desire, fatigue and loss of energy, depression, regression of secondary sexual characteristics, and weakening of bones (osteoporosis). Topical testosterone gels can supplement or replace natural production of testosterone and reverse symptoms of low testosterone levels.
If your testosterone levels are below optimal levels, you may want to consider using a testosterone gel instead of “the little blue pill.” Testosterone gel is administered through the skin for treatment of low testosterone levels. Topical testosterone gels contain various levels of testosterone, depending on the needs of each individual. The testosterone gels available at Creative Scripts are developed to naturally increase libido, improved sexual function, maintain lean muscle mass, and increase stamina.
The benefits of topical testosterone gel for men include:
• Increased libido
• Decreased body fat
• Increased lean muscle
• Boost in energy and stamina
• Reduced Cholesterol
• Relief from joint pain and muscle stiffness
• Better orgasms and climaxes
A man’s testosterone level peaks about age 20 and then slowly declines for the rest of his life. The drop in testosterone level that occurs later in life is sometimes known as “male menopause.” However, the lack of testosterone can be problematic. When a man’s sex glands do not produce enough natural testosterone, the condition is called hypogonadism. Men with low levels of testosterone may experience a low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, infertility, fatigue, weight gain, decreases in muscle mass and bone mass, and decreases in beard and body hair.
Hormone replacement therapy, whether in the form of a patch, gel or cream, will typically be used for the rest of a man’s life. Monitoring testosterone levels every five years is a good idea for all men over the age of 35.
Testosterone for Women
Some women may consider using testosterone cream to counter a low sex drive and loss of energy, which can result from having ovaries removed, a hormone-related illness, or a natural gradual decrease in hormone levels during aging and menopause. Testosterone supplementation may relieve symptoms of menopause and improve sex drive, according to some researchers. It may also increase bone density. Women with these issues may want to discuss testosterone use with your doctor.
Testosterone is responsible for maintaining physical male characteristics and sexual function. A problem that does not discriminate and effects nearly all men, is the fact that testosterone levels begin to drop by the age of 25. The rate of testosterone decrease is an average of 1.25% each year. This means that by the time a man reaches the age of 50, the testosterone levels would have decreased by about 31.25%. By using supplementation such as a testosterone gel, men can reap the benefits of maintaining adequate levels of testosterone as they age.
For more information about testosterone gel or other supplements for men’s health, please contact the compounding pharmacists at Creative Scripts by calling 239-261-0050.
Creative Scripts Compounding Pharmacy
600 Goodlette-Frank Rd., N. #108
Naples, FL 34102