Alright, so we now know that I’ve started “Testosterone Replacement Therapy” through Royal Mens Medical Center. Let’s take a few and talk about Testosterone.
What is it? Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. It is found in mammals, reptiles, birds and other vertebrates. It is secreted by the testicles in males and the ovaries in females, but the adrenal glands also play a small part in its production. It’s responsible for the development of the male reproductive tissue and it also helps with characteristics such as muscle development, bone mass/density and growth of body hair. It is also necessary for general health and well-being as well as the prevention of osteoporosis. The anabolic effects of testosterone (test) deal with muscle growth while the the androgenic effects are reflected in our voices as well as beards and other body hair. It is of note that women also have and need testosterone in their systems as well, but in much smaller amounts that help with mood and sexual desire among other things.