Hormone levels fluctuate naturally throughout the lifespan, but with age, these levels begin to drop rather significantly. For men, testosterone levels dictate many aspects of a healthy lifestyle. As the body decreases production of testosterone, a series of negative health consequences may develop.
In addition to dropping with age, testosterone deficiency occurs with weight issues. Increasing testosterone helps invigorate patients and improves muscle mass to help efficiently burn fat and provide energy.
Eleven 19 Medical offers Hormone Replacement Therapy and testosterone replacement for men. This is a customized solution for men that delivers tailored levels of the hormone testosterone to restore health and improve quality of life.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men
Men experience something very similar to menopause with age. Male menopause or andropause, refers to the decline in the production of testosterone. This is a serious problem for many men, and it often results in a series of uncomfortable health consequences that are often referred to collectively as a result of low testosterone, or low T. The same occurs with men at any age with weight issues, as testosterone drops with fat production.
Low testosterone in men is associated with symptoms like:
- Lost or reduced sex drive
- Hair loss
- Erectile dysfunction
- Trouble sleeping
- Muscle loss or weakness
- Chronic fatigue
- Weight gain
- Poor exercise tolerance
An estimated one in every four men experience low testosterone. For most men this drop in hormone production begins as early as the age of 40.
With the aging process, testosterone levels decrease gradually, often by about just one percent per year beginning around age 30. While these small drops in testosterone may not be overly noticeable on their own, by the time a man reaches the age of 60, his testosterone levels could be half of what they were during adolescence. This severe drop in testosterone is the reason for so many of the common ailments that men associate with age. Hormone replacement therapy naturally restores testosterone levels, ultimately decreasing these age-related health issues.
In some, the symptoms of Low T are so severe that they will inhibit lifestyle choices and greatly detract from your overall quality of life. Testosterone replacement therapy restores testosterone levels to a natural and healthy level, thereby reducing the symptoms of Low T.