With the aging process, hormone levels decrease naturally. As these levels decline, problems with health maintenance arise. The good news is that hormone losses and imbalances are correctable and, in most cases, reversible. Hormones can have a profound influence on how we feel and function. Replenishing hormones to an optimal level reverses many of the unfavorable effects that begin to appear as we age.
Optimal testosterone levels can offer the following health benefits:
- More energy
- Relief from hot flashes
- Increased sex drive
- Stronger bones
- Improved memory
- Improved sleep quality
- Stabilized mood swings
- Reduced body fat
- Reduced anxiety
- Boosted sexual performance
- Greater sense of well-being
How does testosterone replacement therapy work?
Testosterone replacement therapy is a custom treatment that helps bring your testosterone levels back to normal acceptable levels. It requires you to have your testosterone levels checked multiple times before you get started, a customized treatment plan is then set up by one of our providers.
Key points on testosterone therapy from Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, leading testosterone expert and urologist from Harvard Medical School.
- Many people have long believed that levels decline as a natural consequence of advancing age, and that therefore; there is nothing we can or should do about it…That’s like telling a middle-aged person that since vision typically deteriorates with age, there’s no point in prescribing glasses—or that we shouldn’t treat atherosclerosis to prevent heart attacks, because it, too, is an age-related phenomenon. It just doesn’t make sense!
- Millions of men needlessly suffer from low sex drive, loss of energy, and diminished enthusiasm for life—because of low levels of the male hormone testosterone.
- Testosterone is more than a ‘male sex hormone.’ It is an important contributor to the robust metabolic functioning of multiple bodily systems. Testosterone stimulates and maintains muscle and bone growth. For example—many men don’t realize that low T puts them at increased risk for osteoporosis. It also stimulates red blood cell production, helping to prevent anemia. Testosterone levels are reduced in type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome; therapy with testosterone in these conditions can reduce LDL cholesterol, blood sugar, glycated hemoglobin, and insulin resistance.
- Men with low T die earlier than those with normal T. That alone is ample reason to take notice.
For more information you can read Dr. Morgentaler’s book “Testosterone for Life”.
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