Androgen (dihydrotestosterone) therapy, also known as testosterone therapy, is basically a type of hormone treatment where estrogens, usually estrogen, are replaced. Women who want to try it may find it useful for various reasons. Some women have excessive levels of testosterone due to genetic reasons. The alternative treatments include spironolactone or spironapramide which is an antiandrogen. Many doctors prefer using synthetic estrogens because they are considered safer than the natural estrogens. There are also risks associated with taking synthetic estrogens.
There are many benefits to using TRT. One of them is overcoming gynecomastia or commonly known as male breasts. Gynecomastia can be embarrassing for some men but this condition is usually temporary. The symptoms include enlarged breasts, increased fat deposits on the chest area and sometimes a lump. The excess fat deposits can reduce blood circulation leading to cardiovascular diseases. So the goal with this procedure is to reduce the symptoms associated with this condition.
Another benefit is increasing the production of red blood cells and improving the function of the red blood cells. This helps to prevent diseases like heart attacks. When the red blood cells produce more hemoglobin it improves oxygen carrying capacity in the body. Also, the body can burn fat calories faster and at the same time there is an increased risk of losing lean body mass.
However, there are risks when using testosterone products as well. One of them is breast cancer. Studies have shown that there is a high risk of developing breast cancer in men who used testosterone preparations as opposed to women. Another benefit is prostate cancer but again, this too has a high risk of development. So the risks and benefits have to be weighed carefully.
Many men have also been reported to develop sleep apnea. This condition can be dangerous because sleep apnea increases the risk of heart attacks and stroke. There are also several studies that have shown that testosterone therapy has a connection to blood clots which can lead to coronary artery disease.So the bottom line is that while T therapy might help men with low levels of testosterone, it is not the cause of gynecomastia or any other female like symptoms.
However, the study did not identify which conditions were worsened by testosterone therapy and if the improvements observed were consistent with the effects of aging on testosterone levels. Because there are many possible interactions between drugs and testosterone replacement therapy, a thorough clinical investigation is required to monitor the effects of testosterone therapy on various conditions.
In conclusion, testosterone therapy can have several benefits for men of all ages. It can increase sexual desire and sex drive. It can help with muscle growth. It can improve bone strength and it can reduce high blood pressure. But you need to discuss these procedures with your doctor carefully to find out if they are right for you.