Suffering from low sex drive or libido is a very common problem faced by a lot of men. This is a very frustrating problem and if not addressed can be a cause of friction between partners. Now there are a lot of things that can cause loss of libido in men, these include low self-esteem, depression, side effects of medication (such as certain types of anti-depressants, proscar etc.), relationship troubles, erectile dysfunction and low levels of testosterone.
It has been known by doctors that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can help restore the sexual drive to “normal” levels, but in spite of this, it is a therapy which is not used as often as it should be. The main reason for this is that Testosterone deficiency syndrome is difficult to diagnose as most times the levels of testosterone are in the “normal range”.
This is the reason why most doctors are reluctant to recommend this therapy. Having said that, it is important not to go for intensive testosterone replacement therapy just to restore you sex drive, using TRT gels is a better option than injections, but that of course is the call of your doctor.
TRT needs to be carefully monitored by your doctor to eliminate any kind of adverse side effects associated with this therapy. So make sure that you get this treatment from only a highly qualified and capable doctor.
TRT not only helps restore your sex drive (if indeed you are suffering from testosterone deficiency) but can also help lower cholesterol levels, prevent certain types of diabetes complications. But remember only use this treatment after you have eliminated all the other reasons that can cause loss of libido and have been diagnosed with testosterone deficiency syndrome; and again make sure that the treatment is taken only under strict medical supervision.