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Low libido in men
Testosterone plays an extremely important role in male body physiology and sexual pathophysiology. This hormone affects the libido, all the functions associated with erection and ejaculation. Testosterone also regulates the male reproductive system and is essential for the anatomical and functional integrity of the tissues that are responsible for erection.
Many factors influence proper erection, including vascular, metabolic, nervous, mental and hormonal factors. Normal sexual functions need hormones to initiate appropriate concentrations of hormones. The hormonal economy plays a key role, which is why it is so important to have proper testosterone levels in men and estrogens in women. Sexual disorders in men are often treated with testosterone.
Testosterone and sexual dysfunction in men
As shown by studies conducted on a group of men treated with testosterone, an increase in libido was observed in 7 out of 8 studies. Erectile dysfunction has also been noticed. Normalization of testosterone concentrations is able to increase the probability of erection in sick men by 50%. However, it should be remembered that the effects of the treatment will be visible after at least 3 months of treatment. Otherwise, the results may not be observed. Sometimes treatment can take much longer, depending on the intensity and development of the disorder. The cohort study showed that normal hormone concentrations improved sexual function, i.e. libido and frequency of sexual intercourse. The results of the 100 mg dose of testosterone in the gel were greater than 50 mg, which confirms the importance of the dose in the treatment of sexual disorders in older men.
However, it is important to be aware that testosterone treatment to equalize the level of testosterone is not always the final and only solution. There is information that indicates that the problem is being temporarily eliminated by means of hormonal treatment.
Testosterone and sexual activities
Recent years of research have brought a lot of information on the effect of testosterone on erectile function. Thanks to them, the hormone was discovered to be of great importance for the sexual sphere. As it turned out, testosterone is simply essential to maintain a proper libido and to the proper functioning of the erectile dysfunction mechanism. The concentration of this extremely important hormone in the serum can vary greatly, usually it is 60-70% of the normal values for young men who do not have any diseases. Moreover, the observations confirmed the threshold of testosterone effectiveness in older men, which is much higher.