Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has been studied for its value in treating osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low or reduced bone density leading to an increased risk of bone fractures. It is more commonly observed in postmenopausal women, but it can also affect men, especially as they age.
Testosterone is an important hormone in both men and women, although the level of testosterone is always higher in men. Testosterone plays a crucial role in maintaining bone health, it promotes bone formation and inhibits bone resorption (the breakdown of bone tissue). Therefore, low testosterone levels can contribute to the development of osteoporosis.
In men with low testosterone levels, TRT has been shown to have significant benefits for bone health and prevention of osteoporosis. Studies clearly suggest that TRT increases bone mineral density, reduces the risk of fractures, and improves bone strength.
It is important to note that while TRT is not the primary treatment for osteoporosis, it is an essential part of obtaining the best results possible in slowing, stopping and preventing osteoporosis. The first-line treatments for osteoporosis typically involve significant lifestyle changes, for example adding to your daily routine at least 30-minute of regular weight-bearing exercise, eating a healthy diet rich in magnesium, calcium and vitamin D, and avoidance of smoking and avoid excess alcohol consumption. When needed several medications such as bisphosphonates, selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), and other prescription meds and supplement may also be prescribed to manage osteoporosis.
If you have concerns about osteoporosis consider starting TRT, it is a crucial part of osteoporosis care and prevention. Call Advanced Wellness and ste up a telemed consultation with a qualified professional who can evaluate your individual situation, perform all necessary tests, and provide you with appropriate guidance and treatment suggestions.