Testosterone is known as a male hormone but it is also secreted by ovaries and adrenal glands.
It is the primary male sex hormone responsible for male sexual development, critical in erectile function, libido, energy levels, muscle and bone strength.
Testosterone starts to decline in late 30’s. Testosterone deficiency has been also linked to hypertension, obesity and diabetes.
Testosterone can be administered in multiple forms, the method of choice is natural testosterone gel applied to the skin. Oral and injectable forms are synthetic, patches do not provide optimal blood levels.
The dose is individualized based on age, body weight and blood levels.