While many men remain reluctant to talk about problems related to declining levels of testosterone, it presents an obstacle that we have no choice but to acknowledge, at least to ourselves.
Most men will reach your testosterone peak around the age of 17. Then it tends to level off for the next 15 to 20 years before beginning to decline, sometimes rapidly.
Potential Dangers of Low Testosterone Levels in Men
While this was once considered one of the lesser discussed downsides of aging, today we know that there are many potential health risks related to low testosterone. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men can offer a decreased risk for diabetes, heart disease, and death.
It can also reduce your risks of the following conditions:
- High Blood Pressure
- Metabolic Syndrome
- High Cholesterol
That is why so many healthcare professionals are beginning discuss the very real health risks low testosterone levels represents to men and the potential rewards hormone replacement therapy offers.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone Levels
When this rapid decline occurs, you may experience a range of unexpected symptoms that you aren’t really prepared to deal with, including:
- Loss of Muscle Mass
- Fat Gain in the Midsection
- Low Libido
- Chronic Exhaustion
- Lack of Energy
- Reduced Strength
- Loss of Body Hair
If your testosterone levels are low, you may experience some or all of the symptoms mentioned above. The presence of these symptoms does not always indicate reduced testosterone, they may be attributed to effects of medication, thyroid conditions, diabetes, sleep apnea, or other medical problems. A blood test is required to diagnose low levels of testosterone and to help determine if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy might be a solution for you.
Why Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men?
Bioidentical hormone therapies allow you to address testosterone deficiencies without worry over unnecessary exposure to chemicals and synthetic hormones. Instead, bioidentical hormones are derived from plant and animal sources, which make a lot of men more comfortable.
The key, however, is to seek help and respond quickly if you experience the symptoms listed above.
Call today at 757-705-4315 to request an appointment at Gershon Preventative Medicine to see if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the right solution to help you get your life, libido, and health back on track.