How to Find the Right Balance in Testosterone Replacement Therapy
It seems to be human nature to lean toward excess as a good thing. If a little exercise is good, then running a marathon every weekend must be better. If eating vegetables is beneficial, then juicing everything in sight must be the key to optimum health. In reality, more often than not, moderation is better than “more.” New research indicates this is the case in testosterone replacement therapy as well.
Benefits of Optimum Testosterone Levels
A recent study from Australia indicates that patients who had high testosterone levels did not show any health benefits compared to those with mid-range testosterone levels. Men with testosterone in the mid-level range also had the lowest morbidity rates, regardless of specific cause.
This data only confirms the philosophy that the best bioidentical hormone therapy doctors already embrace with their own patients: as with so many other things, moderation can yield the best results for men with Low T.
Taking a Customized Approach to Treatment
While there’s no denying that Low T can cause a number of symptoms that can dramatically lower men’s overall quality of life, spiking testosterone up to an unnaturally high level isn’t the solution and should never be the goal of testosterone replacement therapy. Nor should hormone replacement therapy ever be approached as a one-size-fits-all treatment that’s right for every man. Instead, the focus should be maintained on defining the optimum level of testosterone for the individual patient, as determined by meticulous follow-up testing and patient feedback throughout the treatment period.