The value of optimal testosterone levels is an aspect of men’s health with which we have become more familiar over time. It has been known for some time that testosterone is what makes a man “manly.” Testosterone promotes the muscle and hair growth that characterizes masculinity. This androgen is also relevant to erectile function and other important facets of a man’s health. As more has been learned about testosterone, and about the issue of low-testosterone, more than a few remedies have been devised. Not all of them are good.
We can understand the mindset that it takes testosterone to replace testosterone. From this perspective, many men seek some type of straight testosterone replacement as a way to regain physical and psychological wellness. Doing so may ultimately take a man farther from his objectives, especially when they include having children in the near future. Testosterone replacement is not something any man should do on his own. At UT Urology, men can explore treatments options that fit their unique situation. One that may sound surprising is hCG.
hCG: What is it and How can it Help You?
Generally, hCG is recognized as a female hormone because this is the hormone that confirms pregnancy. When a woman becomes pregnant, her body immediately begins to ramp up its production of hCG to support the early stage of pregnancy. Men do have low levels of this hormone but tend not to need much. That is unless they are struggling with low testosterone.
Studies have confirmed something interesting about hCG: that this hormone imitates luteinizing hormone (LH). This is significant because it is LH, a hormone that is produced when we sleep, that directs the testes to make testosterone. Do you see the connection? When the testes are not providing sufficient testosterone to support well-being, the introduction of hCG via injections or other prescribed use can prompt necessary action.
It is not as easy to treat low testosterone as it may seem. Proper care can be obtained from a physician with experience treating hormone imbalance and concerns related to male reproductive endocrinology. That care is available at UT Urology in Chattanooga. For more information, call (423) 778-8765.