Testosterone Deficiency: Stem Cell therapy and Traditional Treatments
Testosterone is the hormone that during the teenage years helps the development of masculine features and sexual characteristics, and during adulthood, testosterone helps maintain muscle bulk, adequate levels of red blood cells, bone growth, a sense of well-being, and sexual function.
It’s perfectly normal for men older than 30 to experience a decrease in their testosterone production, this doesn’t mean that they’ll experience erectile dysfunction although if testosterone lowers greatly due to deficiency, sexual performance could be compromised and an appointment with a doctor should be made.
Symptoms presented in patients with testosterone deficiency:
Low testosterone or deficiency is very easy to identify, but a proper diagnosis is needed to treat the condition correctly. If you suspect you have low testosterone, look out for these symptoms.
- Smaller, softer testicles
- Larger breasts
- Thinner muscles (happens slowly over a period of years)
- Loss of body hair (also happens slowly, usually over a period of years)
- Drop in libido
- Difficulty getting or maintaining an erection
- Less energy
What can cause low testosterone?
- Testicle injuries or infections
- Loss of testicles
- Chemotherapy or radiation
- Genetic abnormalities
- A dysfunction of the pituitary gland
- Kidney failure
- Amongst others.
Treatments and therapy for testosterone deficiency.
There are many available treatments for testosterone deficiency, in fact, one of the most common is testosterone replacement therapy, this consist on prescribed testosterone to strengthen muscles, protect the bones, increase sexual drive, and improve emotional health.
Treatment for testosterone can include shots, gels, patches, and tablets, although every one of them has side effects.
- Pros: Injections to treat testosterone deficiency are actually the least expensive option.
- Cons: They are painful, and testosterone levels can go up and down drastically between doses.
The gel or patches:
- Pros: They are easy to apply, go directly on the skin and help maintain levels of testosterone.
- Cons: The skin where the patch or gel is applied can’t be touched by women and children, they can cause itching, irritation, and blisters.
- Pros: The tablet goes on your gums and dissolves gradually liberating testosterone. You can eat, drink, and kiss women and children while using testosterone tablets.
- Cons: Tablets for testosterone have a bitter taste, irritated mouth, tender gums, or headaches.
Overall testosterone replacement therapy can produce too many red blood cells, sleep apnea, enlarged prostate, acne. All the side effects are still unknown since large studies have not been completed yet, some research suggests there might be a higher risk of heart disease. There are also concerns about long-term use of testosterone therapy linked to prostate cancer in older men.
Stem cell therapy for Testosterone Deficiency
Stem cell therapy has proven to be a reliable option for those who experience testosterone deficiency. With no side effects, no surgery and real improvement in the quality of life, stem cell therapy is no longer a thing of the future and is currently a safe option to increase the production of testosterone.
How can stem cell therapy help the production of testosterone?
Stem cells have the natural characteristic to basically fix what’s broken. So, for example, if you have a cut, the already programmed stem cells that are inside of your body help the skin regenerate and heal. Your body heals itself. During our lifespan, stem cells are helping us daily until we reach a stage where our stem cells are simply not enough to heal ourselves.
What stem cell therapy for testosterone deficiency does is we introduce healthy stem cells into your body and they increase the production of Leydig cells that produce androgens which are later biosynthesized into testosterone.
At GIOSTAR, we use adult mesenchymal stem cells. They have proven to be the healthiest stem cells in the body since the area around our waist functions as a storage unit where we save our energy and perfectly healthy adult stem cells. These stem cells go under a procedure specially designed by Dr. Anand Srivastava where they are separated, cultivated them, reversed their age, assigned functions and applied where needed, so they are able to treat the affected area precisely ensuring the best results possible for the patient.
What you get when you choose GIOSTAR?
You get the best-personalized stem cell therapy, meaning although you may have the same medical condition as another person, variables such as your health, lifestyle, nutrition, deterioration, side effects of previous treatments are considered when our doctors design your protocol for therapy to ensure the best possible outcome.
Stem cell therapy at GIOSTAR hasn’t presented any side effects and is a regulated procedure in each country where the therapy is available. If you want to find out if you’re a candidate for stem cell therapy, please fill this contact form so our medical team can evaluate your condition.