Over-the-Counter Testosterone Boosters – What You Need to Know
Testosterone is the main hormone in men that regulates muscle and bone mass, red blood cell and sperm production, and sex drive. Testosterone boosters are herbal supplements designed to increase testosterone levels naturally. Before you run out and buy these supplements, however, there are a few points you should consider.
First, is the importance of testing and monitoring your testosterone levels. Testosterone in men begins to decline around the age of 35. Symptoms of low testosterone include decreased bone and muscle mass, increased fat and weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, mood changes, and low sex drive. These symptoms may also be a sign of more serious medical conditions. For this reason, it is important to have a medical evaluation and have hormone levels tested to determine the cause of your symptoms.
Second, are the possible side effects and the importance of monitoring for those symptoms. Testosterone levels that are not optimal can lead to a harmful elevation in your estrogen level and other serious side effects. Testosterone boosters may also negatively interact with other medications you are taking.
If you think you may have symptoms of low testosterone, give us a call to discuss treatment options that are right for you.
~The Balanced Bodies Team