Just like with any medication, testosterone therapy (TT) comes with different side effects. However, the nature of the treatment impacts the types of side effects a user could experience. Testosterone is a hormone – hormones play a significant role in the body’s functioning. It isn’t surprising that patients might exhibit different physical side effects after establishing regular treatment.
Some of the most obvious side effects revolve around TT’s purpose – to increase testosterone levels. Though many patients might associate side effects with negative symptoms, TT comes with a host of positive side effects. Users typically find that issues surrounding impotence issues, erectile dysfunction, and sex drive slowly resolve themselves while maintaining a steady dose of TT.
Moreover, an adequate amount of testosterone in the bloodstream increases bone density, which is often impacted by low testosterone levels. After treatment, patients generally report feeling stronger. This comes from a combination of increased bone density and muscle mass. This does not mean that those using TT become supremely strong or bulky-looking individuals. It simply means their body is re-establishing an average baseline – the phenomenon of feeling stronger is relative to how low the user’s testosterone levels were prior to treatment.
Maintaining a healthy level of testosterone is also associated with decreased risk of health issues like heart disease and obesity. Interestingly, research has shown that men with low testosterone die sooner than men within the healthy range. Though this is probably not a direct cause-effect relationship, receiving TT certainly increases in individual’s longevity.