What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy and its Alternative in Ayurveda?

Abstract

In the case of low testosterone, many people undergo testosterone replacement therapy to improve testosterone levels, energy levels, and sex drive. But a low testosterone level does not require such treatment as it causes many side effects, some of them can be serious. Therefore, it is better to adopt alternative measures to improve testosterone levels. Ayurvedic treatment is the most suitable option for testosterone replacement therapy. Here we focused on the Best Alternative Ayurvedic Treatment offered by Planet Ayurveda. Planet Ayurveda offers TRT Care Pack which increases testosterone levels naturally and considered as a safe Ayurvedic Alternative to Testosterone Replacement Therapy because it does not cause any side effects.

What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is also known as androgen replacement therapy (ART). It is a hormone therapy in which testosterone or androgen is replaced. TRT is generally prescribed to counter the effects of male hypogonadism, defined as the dysfunctioning of the gonads (involving the testes or ovaries), resulting in a lack of sex hormones. Basically, Testosterone replacement therapy is a therapy used to increase testosterone levels. It also restores sex derive and brings energy levels back to normal. TRT use in the United States increased from 0.5% in 2002 to 3.2% in 2013 and has reduced to 1.7% in 2016. (1)  But there are various side effects of Testosterone replacement therapy.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone is a male sex hormone produced in the testicles. Its function in men is to maintain bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength and mass, facial and body hair, red blood cell production, sex drive, and sperm production. Testosterone hormone levels play an important role in maintaining normal male sexual development and functions. Its low level can interrupt these functions. The testosterone levels usually lower with age, so older men are more likely to have low testosterone levels. But there are also some other factors that can result in the decline in testosterone levels. According to Ayurveda, Vata dosha is responsible for a decrease in the production of hormones and their retransmission.

What Causes Low Testosterone Levels?

Age is the natural reason which can cause a drop in testosterone level. But following are some condition which results in a low level of this hormone.

  • Dysfunction of the pituitary gland
  • Kallman syndrome
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Trauma (head injury)
  • Surgery of the brain
  • Medications such as opioids, steroids, etc.
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Obesity or excessive weight loss
  • Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Congenital defect
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Pubertal delay

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Low Testosterone Levels?

There are various sign and symptoms which can occur in a person having a low testosterone level.

  • Emotional changes such as depression, lack of self-confidence and difficulty concentrating.
  • Disturbed sleep or insomnia
  • Physical changes such as decreasing muscle and bone mass, excessive body fat, fatigue, swollen breasts, etc.
  • Sexual dysfunction such as lower sex drive, fewer spontaneous erections, and difficulty maintaining erections.

Side Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

The people undergoing testosterone replacement therapy can lead to strokes, and heart attacks. Other side effects of this therapy are the following

  • Infertility because it can cause low sperm count.
  • Shrinkage of the testicles
  • Acne and oily skin
  • Raised risk of blood clots
  • Larger breasts

Alternative to Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Ayurveda

Ayurveda provides various herbs like Ashwagandha, Kesar, Shilajit and other various herbs which increase the low testosterone count naturally and also do not cause any side effects like testosterone replacement therapy. These herbs can also be used in the form of formulations and Planet Ayurveda’s herbal formulations are effective alternatives to testosterone replacement therapy.

Renowned herbal manufacturing company Planet Ayurveda provides a TRT Care Pack to increase the testosterone level which is natural, safe, and free from any additives, chemicals, and preservatives. These herbal remedies do not cause any side effects. The products included in this pack are considered to be the most beneficial herbal remedies to support overall health in males and increase testosterone levels naturally without any testosterone replacement therapy.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Herbal Remedies forTestosterone Replacement Therapy

TRT Care Pack Includes

  1. Tribulus power capsules
  2. Musli Strength capsule
  3. Atirasadi Churna
  4. Amalaki Rasayan
  5. Male Support Capsules

Product Description

1. TRIBULUS POWER

Tribulus power capsules are prepared by adding an herb named Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). This is the best herbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda to increase the testosterone level. Tribulus power promotes the overall male health and supports the healthy functioning of the male sexual organs. It is also effective in premature ejaculation, loss of Libido and other male health problems.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules two times daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. MUSLI STRENGTH CAPSULES

These capsules consist of two main herbs which provide a great effect on male health i.e. Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). Safed Musli acts as an adaptogenic, Rasayana and rejuvenating agent. It supports the production of hormones and also improves the sperm count in males. Gokshura contains the precursor of male hormone i.e. DHEA and increases testosterone levels. Thus these capsules are helpful in boosting the testosterone level.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules two times daily, with plain water, after meals.

3. ATIRASADI CHURNA

This herbal formulation consists of a combination of various herbs such as Safed Musli, Kali Musli, Semal Musli, Gokshura, Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Akarkara, Vidari Kand, Varahi Kand, Safed Behmen, Jaiphal/Javitri, Taalmakhana, and Kesar. Atirasadi improves the functioning of the reproductive system and increases the level of testosterone hormone level.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful two times daily with plain water after meals.

4. AMALKI RASAYAN

These capsules contain a pure and standardized herbal extract of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis). It possesses the rejuvenating and aphrodisiac property. Thus supports the male reproductive system and increases the testosterone hormone level.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules two times daily, with plain water, after meals.

5. MALE SUPPORT CAPSULES

This herbal formulation contains the herbs which promote overall male health such as Shilajit (Asphaltum), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), and Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris). These capsules also boost the testosterone level by stimulating pituitary glands (hormone-secreting glands). It also increases the power, stamina and increasing overall sexual performance of men.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules once or two times daily with plain water.

CONCLUSION

The whole information has been concluded that low testosterone levels can be improved naturally without any side effects. There is no need for testosterone replacement therapy. Planet Ayurveda offers TRT care packs including herbal products that contain herbs that support overall male health and effectively considered as the most suitable alternative to testosterone replacement therapy.

Reference

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgen_replacement_therapy#Adverse_effects
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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.