As we age, it’s natural for our hormones to shift out of balance. One of the most significant shifts is a drop in testosterone levels—and with that drop comes a multitude of symptoms that can make life feel more difficult than it needs to be.
But there's no need to struggle through this alone: With the right treatment plan and support system, men over 40 can get their hormone levels back on track and enjoy an improved quality of life.
Did you know that a simple but advanced lab test can determine whether or not you are testosterone deficient?
If your test results show that your testosterone level falls below 300 ng/dL and you are experiencing any of the symptoms, you probably have a testosterone deficiency.
Your doctor will help you understand what’s going on and come up with a plan. Part of that plan will likely be Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy(BHRT).
BHRT is a treatment for low levels of the hormone testosterone in men and women. It uses natural hormones to replace those that are missing or no longer working properly, giving patients back their vitality, energy levels and sex drive.
HRT is a safe and effective treatment for hormone imbalances in both men and women.
Studies have shown that BHRT is safe and effective for treating hormone imbalances in both men and women.
Men who have used BHRT have experienced the following benefits:
An increase in energy
A reduction in body fat
To be in a better mood
A decrease in anxiety
An increase in muscular strength
Boost in sexual performance
Bioidentical hormones are bio-identical to the hormones that are naturally produced by your body.
Unlike synthetic hormones, bio-identical hormones are an exact match to your hormone receptors, which means they work better and have fewer side effects than synthetic hormones.
Because bio-identical hormones are compounded into customized prescriptions at a compounding pharmacy, your doctor can prescribe a dose that will deliver the exact amounts of hormones that your body needs to regain balance.
Because BHRT restores hormone levels to a balanced state so that the body can function at its best, it's also great for people with conditions like low thyroid function, menopause symptoms and fibromyalgia.
It's not just women who suffer from hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats. As testosterone levels decline, men can also experience hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats- as well as a decrease in sex drive, stamina, energy and motivation.
When your testosterone levels drop, you may also experience depression, anxiety and sleep problems along with hair loss, memory loss and erectile dysfunction. You may find yourself gaining weight and losing muscle mass.
Once you hit middle age, these symptoms are likely to occur with greater frequency and intensity.
It's no secret that testosterone levels decrease as you age. However, men who have chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity are at a higher risk of experiencing a more significant decline. Stress and sedentary lifestyles can also be contributing factors.
If you're noticing that your sex drive is waning—or if you've been diagnosed with any of the above conditions—it's important to know what steps you can take to help keep your levels of testosterone up.
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