Urology Specialist Op. Dr Ömer Fatih Çelik listed the benefits of testosterone therapy such as eliminating sexual desire and erection problems, improving bone density, increasing and strengthening muscle mass, reducing fatigue, relieving the symptoms of depression and reducing anxiety.
Since testosterone levels naturally decrease as we age, this decrease can cause a variety of symptoms. However, as we age, testosterone levels naturally decline, and this decline can cause a variety of symptoms.
In addition to the benefits and harms of testosterone therapy in older men, there are also effects of testosterone on brain function. From the early 1930s, men’s testosterone levels begin to naturally decline. As we age, the drop in testosterone levels can cause a variety of symptoms. These symptoms include sexual reluctance, erectile dysfunction, depression, fatigue, low muscle mass and strength, loss of bone density, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. The benefits of testosterone therapy are eliminating sexual desire and erection problems, providing better bone density, increasing and strengthening muscle mass, reducing fatigue, relieving the symptoms of depression, reducing anxiety.
Effects of testosterone on brain functions
Çelik stated that research on testosterone’s effects on brain functions continues, saying, “However, some studies have shown that testosterone treatment has positive effects on some brain functions. Some studies have shown that testosterone therapy leads to improvements in attention and memory in older men. is that men who receive testosterone therapy in particular have better results on neuropsychological tests. Some studies have shown that low testosterone levels reduce the risk of depression. It was found that the symptoms of depression decreased with testosterone treatment. In older men, fatigue can be one of the are symptoms of low testosterone.Testosterone therapy has been shown to reduce fatigue.
Side effects of testosterone therapy
Çelik provided information on the harmful effects of the treatment and said: “Testosterone therapy in older men also has some harmful effects. These may include acne, bloating, elevated red blood cells, increased risk of prostate cancer, sleep apnea, worsening of symptoms, and increased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack). Testosterone therapy can cause serious side effects if not administered correctly. Therefore, it is important to consult a urologist for information and support regarding testosterone therapy, which requires proper dosage and follow-up. Testosterone therapy may have a dose that varies depending on the person’s age, gender, general health, and testosterone level. A urologist ensures the correct application of the treatment by determining the correct dosage based on examinations and tests.
Çelik provided information on who will be subjected to testosterone treatment and said:
“Testosterone therapy is suitable for men with below-normal testosterone levels. This is commonly used to relieve symptoms caused by low testosterone in men over the age of 65. However, at any age, it is important to see a urologist to measure testosterone levels and get the most out of testosterone therapy, which is why testosterone therapy in older men can be an effective method of relieving symptoms and improving quality of life. However, the pros and cons of testosterone therapy should be carefully considered. In addition, attention should be paid to the positive effects of testosterone on brain functions. It should be noted that testosterone therapy requires proper dosage and follow-up, and it is important to seek support from a urologist.