Although hormone therapy is typically thought of as a process meant for women, that couldn’t be further from the truth! Men experience hormonal imbalances and natural gradual decline as they age. Being deprived of Testosterone can have cascading negative effects on the overall health of a man. The NIH has shown Testosterone Replacement Therapy to have an extensive list of benefits for men experiencing low T and hypogonadism.
The specialists at Nurturing You have years of experience diagnosing and treating hormone imbalances and can create a treatment plan that is unique to your specific needs! It is important to catch hormone deficiencies as early as possible, as the side effects can have real consequences on your health!
Testosterone and Overall Health
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. It helps facilitate the development of male attributes like muscle growth, facial and body hair, and develop deep voices. Testosterone also fuels the libido, helps to produce sperm, and contributes to functional erections, essentially all of the primary male functions are regulated by testosterone. This is why low T can be so incredibly damaging to the functional health of men.
Testosterone also directly affects bone density, regulates fluid balance, red blood cell production, cholesterol profiles, and manages different functions of the brain including energy levels, moods, and cognitive functions. It is what keeps you feeling young and vital.
Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Some of the benefits associated with the proper management and regulated levels of male hormones are as follows:
- Libido and sexual function
- Increased bone density
- Improved muscle mass
- Body composition
- Regulated mood
- Increased cognition
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
What is Andropause?
Testosterone is classified as a steroid hormone in the Androgen group. The decline of testosterone is known as Andropause, sometimes referred to as the male version of Menopause. Beginning at 30, a man’s body makes less and less testosterone and around 40-55 the levels drop dramatically.
The most common complaint is low sexual desire or libido and any man that has erectile dysfunction should get his testosterone checked. The decline in testosterone can also make it more difficult to conceive a child.
Men may also start to have signs and symptoms of lower testosterone levels like lower energy, decreased muscle mass and bone density, and anemia. Low testosterone levels have also been associated with increased cardiovascular risk, mortality, and increases in bad cholesterol.
What Can I Expect From Hormone Replacement Therapy?
This is a challenging question as it differs for each individual. The most important part of the process is the consultation where our experts can diagnose the underlying cause that is resulting in your hormone imbalance! You may only require interventional measures, while others require more intense treatment protocols!
Male Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Corona, CA
If you think you may be suffering from Andropause, imbalanced or low testosterone, reach out to the specialists at Nurturing You in Corona, CA for more information. Take the first step towards a happier, healthier life! Call or book a consultation online today!