TRT Could Resolve Your Sexual Performance Issues—3 Benefits of Treatment
As many men pass into and through middle age, they experience a concerning loss of sex drive and alarming episodes of ED (erectile dysfunction)—the ability to achieve or maintain an erection.
Being men, this diminished sexual performance can damage our perceived quality of life and harm our self-image. Actually, this is a common and particularly distressing symptom of low testosterone, and resolving low libido and/or ED is often men’s highest priority.
If that’s you, we hear you.
We want you to know that low testosterone is a treatable condition, and the most reliable treatment method is restoring healthy testosterone levels through Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT).
Defining the Problem: Low T and Your Sexual Performance
It’s important to first understand that low testosterone is a real medical condition that’s known clinically as hypogonadism, and it often causes symptoms that erode your youth and masculinity.
While dietary choices, a lack of exercise, medications, and stress can all negatively impact your sex drive over time, your hormones are also a major factor. It makes good sense that insufficient levels of testosterone, the male sex hormone that fuels both sperm production and libido (sexual motivation), could be the root cause of your decreased sexual interest.
There are 2 primary types of hypogonadism.
Type 1 refers to some type of injury or damage to the testicles (often caused by illness) that causes a direct disruption to the production of testosterone.
Type 2 is a much more common condition where the biochemical hormonal communication network between your brain (the hypothalamus and pituitary gland) and your testes, where testosterone and sperm are produced, has malfunctioned.
In other words, your body’s machinery responsible for testosterone production is in good working order, but some part of the communication system is not sending or interpreting your body’s signals correctly. As a result, your testes aren’t being notified to produce testosterone.
The 3 Primary Sexual Performance Benefits of TRT
There are three major benefits that can result from restoring hormone balance through TRT:
- Improved physical ability to perform sexually
- Increased libido
- Improved genitourinary system functioning
Reducing Those Embarrassing ED-like Episodes
Severe ED (erectile dysfunction) is usually caused by problems related to blood flow, but suffering from Low T may increase the time needed to develop an erection—a symptom that strongly resembles and even mimics ED.
In an effort to resolve this awkward situation, many men who suffer from low testosterone turn to ED drugs like sildenafil (Viagra). However, they often find that these medications have little effect because they address the wrong underlying cause: The problem that needs treatment being low testosterone levels.
Restoring testosterone through TRT can increase the effectiveness of these drugs when low testosterone contributes to the problem. A treatment plan that includes TRT often provides men in this particular conundrum with rapid, noticeable improvement in their ability to physically perform in the bedroom.
Restored Sex Drive: Feeling Like Yourself Again
Often confused with your physical ability to have sex, the term libido refers to your desire to have sex—your sex drive. Therefore, low libido is the reduced desire to have sex, and low testosterone is a primary cause of this loss of motivation.
Have you experienced a significant decrease in sex drive compared to how you normally feel? Has your partner raised your lack of sexual response as an issue?
If your answer to either of these questions is yes, this is probably more than just aging. Although testosterone, the male hormone responsible for sex drive, decreases little by little as we get older, this natural decline in energy and libido should be almost imperceptible. Hypogonadism is a sharp decline with noticeable symptoms—a blow to any man’s self-confidence.
Consulting a medical provider and learning the facts about restoring clinically low testosterone levels through TRT is the decisive step for many towards feeling like the men they recognize.
Improved Prostate Function Increases Quality of Life
Proper function of the prostate connects both sexual and urinary performance.
A 2017 study conducted at Boston University Medical Center found 650 men with clinically diagnosed low testosterone treated with long-term TRT experienced a significant improvement in urinary function, better sexual function, and an improved perception of quality of life.
The men who participated in the study, all in their 50s and 60s, reported the following symptoms prior to beginning TRT:
- Frequent urination
- Incomplete bladder emptying
- Weak urinary stream
- Poor sleep due to waking up at night to urinate
After receiving long-term TRT treatments, participants in the study reported a drastic decrease in these unpleasant symptoms and a significant improvement in urinary performance.
Sexual performance increased as prostate function improved.
Sexual Performance and Low T: Consult a Medical Professional
If you find that the quality of your sex life and your overall satisfaction are declining, it’s normal to be alarmed and to want answers. Noticeable changes, such as a significant or sudden decrease in sex drive, could be the symptoms of low testosterone.
Only a medical consultation with accompanying blood testing will provide you with definitive answers.
The good news is that treatment is available. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) could provide support for your libido and possibly improve your overall physical performance.
At Testosterone Centers of Texas (TCT), your first consultation is free. We strive for significant improvement of your overall health and specific symptoms, including the loss of libido or decreased sex drive. We also make treatment as convenient as possible.