Can Testosterone Help Address Alzheimer’s Disease?

Perhaps one of the scariest diseases challenging modern medicine is Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, the rate of Alzheimer’s diagnoses in the United States is trending upwards, with an estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older living with the disease in 2022

Though the exact reason is unknown, research shows that women are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s more frequently, particularly over the age of 60, when they are twice as likely to receive an Alzheimer’s diagnosis than they are breast cancer

While this is difficult data to digest, strides are being made with respect to both the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. A very encouraging development has to do with testosterone and whether testosterone levels might provide a critical clue that gives the medical community a leg up on this disease. 

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What To Expect When Starting Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone is a vital hormone that helps the body function. Low levels of testosterone, also called Low T, can be caused by aging, illness, or other reasons. Low testosterone can result in a wide range of symptoms, affecting sexual health, energy levels, mood and more. 

For many men with low T and women going through menopause, Hormone Replacement Therapy can help alleviate these symptoms. As with any medical treatment, there are a wide range of possible results and your results will change over time. Read on for an overview of some of the most likely things you can expect in your first weeks and months on testosterone.