Many men understand that as they age, their testosterone will decline. However, not many of them understand that “low t” can have a negative effect on their brain cognition. From conception until puberty, males see a consistent rise in their testosterone level. After puberty, their levels balance out until about 30. Then they typically see a serious decline in testosterone.
When testosterone begins to decline, various other health issues may arise like decreased red blood cell production, muscle mass loss, or a decrease in cognition ability.
At Charleston Men’s Clinic, we want to share information on how testosterone and the brain are linked. We’ve helped thousands of patients with testosterone replacement therapy, and we’ve seen just as many regain confidence in their lives.
Does Low Testosterone Affect Your Brain?
According to a study in 2006, the relationship between testosterone decline does affect brain cognition to a certain degree. This means that as you age and your testosterone decreases, it can have a negative effect on your brain. The study also mentions that men with or without hypogonadism reported a positive affect with testosterone substitution — otherwise known as testosterone replacement therapy.
Over time all bodily functions do change, including mental function. One of the most fragile functions in the brain is memory. The ability to learn new things is a sign you may be experiencing “low t.” A Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging discovered that low testosterone may be linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Quality of life is a serious concern for most humans, but when it comes to men, testosterone is an influential determiner. As testosterone declines, a male’s quality of life may follow, getting sick more often, being at risk for serious health issues, and experiencing worse brain cognition.
How Does Testosterone Help The Brain?
Testosterone does more than help you build muscle and keep an erection. Testosterone has been linked to the preservation of brain tissue. It helps with brain cognition like spatial, visual memory, and verbal memory. However, it’s important to know that higher levels of testerone in the body can have negative effects, too. A study from 2012 shows that too high of testosterone levels will have negative effects on the body and the brain.
Here some other benefits of balanced testosterone:
- Reduce chance of depression
- Decrease body fat
- Increase muscle mass
- Promote heart strength
- Help strengthen bones
- Increase libido
Why Choose Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
The question comes up, and it’s worth addressing: “Does testosterone treatment help brain health?” Although opinions differ, across numerous studies it’s shown that “low t” is related to a decrease in brain cognition. At Charleston Men’s Clinic, we believe that healthy levels of testosterone can help alleviate systemic health issues, brain function, and more. We’ve seen many of our patients find relief from other issues whilst regaining confidence and drive to live their lives.
At Charleston Men’s Clinic, we are here to work for you. Many doctors work for a large corporation or hospital owned practices. At our clinic, we are privately owned and operated, which means we’re not offering a general treatment plan to each male we see. Your sexual health is our main focus. Our medical staff is board certified and trained to treat men’s sexual health. Call to schedule a consultation!