One of the most common and yet most controversial methods to treat ED is called testosterone replacement therapy.
If you’ve been considering (or already undertaken) this therapy, you probably have two very important questions:
1) Does it work?
2) Is it safe?
A new study by an American and German research team published in the Journal of Urology sheds some light on these questions.
They recruited 656 men, all of whom had low testosterone levels and symptoms of hypogonadism like ED, low beard and body hair growth, development of breast tissue, and loss of bone mass.
360 of these men received 1,000 mg of parenteral testosterone undecanoate every 12 weeks for up to 10 years.
The other 296 men received no additional testosterone and thus served as controls.
Over the next 10 years, the researchers measured their levels of ED via their scores on the International Index of Erectile Function and the International Prostate Symptom Score. The former measures ED while the latter measures urinary function.
While the untreated group showed no improvement in sexual function, the treated group experienced a massive improvement, with the number of men suffering ED decreasing from 82.9% to 25.6%.
The treated group also showed an improvement in urinary function and continence, with no cases of severe or moderate symptoms remaining after the 10 years.
The only problem with this therapy is that it’s a hormone injected into your body. Like any kind of medication, you will be risking side effects and complications.
Before undertaking any kind of therapy like this, I suggest you first try natural methods to boost your testosterone, like weightlifting, weight loss, and a healthy diet.