As many men approach and pass their 40th birthdays, they begin to notice decreased sex drive, weight gain, lower energy, and even signs of depression. Unfortunately, many men that face these symptoms are told it’s just part of the aging process. But that isn’t actually true. In many cases, these symptoms are caused by an age-related hormone imbalance and decreasing levels of testosterone. But there’s good news: it can be cured.
What Is Andropause?
While women eventually experience menopause—where they stop naturally producing estrogen—men experience their own decline in hormones with andropause. Andropause is marked by the gradual decline in male hormones, specifically testosterone. When a woman goes through menopause, the decline in hormones is sudden and abrupt. Andropause is a gradual process. Testosterone production declines by 1-2 percent a year starting around 30 years of age. As many as 40 percent of all men will have low testosterone levels by the time they are 45 years old. The effect is it has on men is dangerous. Since symptoms creep up gradually, the risk of contracting heart disease slowly rises. Most men can’t point to the single moment they began andropause, but they can look back a decade earlier and realize how much more energy they had compared to today. What’s worse is andropause often comes with other hormone-related conditions like hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, low levels of DHEA and vitamin D deficiencies. This makes andropause harder to find and target independently.
How Florida Men Can Fight Back Against Hormone Imbalance
The good news is that you don’t have to quietly suffer the effects of andropause and hormone imbalance. In fact, through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you can fully restore your hormone profile to mirror your body when you were younger. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is a comprehensive approach to hormone imbalance in men. In essence, BHRT uses bioidentical hormones to replace or restore hormones that you will eventually lose to age. A comprehensive BHRT program will evaluate your total hormone status, including testosterone levels. Based on your test results, a doctor will prescribe exact doses of bioidentical hormones to restore your hormone levels back to when you were in your prime. Your program is made just for you.
Low Testosterone in Men
Testosterone is responsible for creating your secondary sex characteristics during puberty and giving you good health throughout your adult life. For many men, the decline in testosterone that starts in their 30s, like andropause, is the primary culprit behind their symptoms, and it’s easy to understand why:
- More than 5 million men suffer from low testosterone, but less than 10 percent of these men will receive treatment for it.
- By the year 2025, 6.5 million American men will have clinically low levels of testosterone.
- Almost 40 percent of men will have low testosterone levels by the time they are 45 years old.
Besides age, there are various reasons testosterone levels may be low. These include:
- Diseases of the testicles (primary hypogonadism) caused by birth defects, including kidney and liver disease, radiation therapy, infections like AIDS and mumps, trauma, some medications, or autoimmune disorders.
- Disease of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus (secondary hypogonadism), often caused by diseases such as diabetes, use of opiates, treatment with glucocorticoids, or steroids abuse.
Testosterone Replacement for Florida Men
For many men, the answer to low testosterone levels is a comprehensive testosterone replacement program. Testosterone replacement should always be done after a thorough evaluation by an expert physician and only under careful supervision by a physician. If done the right way, the effect of testosterone replacement therapy in men can be endless. Genemedics doctors have designed testosterone replacement programs for thousands of men. In many cases, patients report almost immediate results from their tailor-made testosterone replacement program. These benefits include:
- Enhanced sex drive
- Improved sexual function
- Firmer and longer-lasting erections
- More intense orgasms
- Less recovery time between orgasms
- Increased fitness levels
- Better exercise endurance
- Improved energy
- Increased muscle mass, strength and endurance
- More toned body
- Higher levels of fat loss
- Overall happier, better mood
- Lower levels of anxiety and depression
- Improved memory and concentration
- Better sleep
- Less pain overall
- Improved skin health
- Re-growth of scalp hair.
Clinical studies have also shown that testosterone therapy has other dramatic and long-term health benefits, including:
- Lower risk of heart attack and heart disease
- Reduced risk of diabetes
- Better cholesterol levels
- Reduced risk of metabolic syndrome
- Relief from existing heart disease symptoms
- Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Increased bone strength
- Lower risk of osteoporosis
- Decreased inflammation throughout the body
Unfortunately, many doctors don’t understand the vast benefits of testosterone replacement therapy. Since medical schools aren’t routinely teaching the benefits of natural hormone replacement therapy, doctors are often getting their information from the same place as the rest of us: the media. Unfortunately, testosterone therapy is wildly misreported throughout most of the mainstream media. To many media outlets, testosterone therapy is confused with steroid abuse in sports and bodybuilding. Truthfully, they are very different things. A well-designed testosterone replacement program doesn’t seek to raise testosterone levels to unnatural levels. With testosterone replacement therapy, our expert doctors aim to restore levels of testosterone to your natural, physiological levels and all the benefits that come with it. Dozens of studies show the benefits of this type of testosterone therapy.
Why Choose Genemedics of Florida for Male Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Genemedics is one of the nation’s leaders in male hormone replacement therapy. Today, we operate multiple clinics in the state and have worked with thousands of Florida men to help them restore their youthful vitality, reduce their risk of diseases, and achieve healthy hormone levels. When you’re ready for your comprehensive evaluation, set up your consultation at Genemedics to see if male hormone replacement therapy or testosterone therapy is right for you.