Men’s Hormones in Georgia
Aging men, especially those around the age of forty, often begin to experience unpleasant symptoms without an obvious cause. They feel their energy being sapped away, they lose the vitality and strength of their youth. Often, men undergoing this process are told that the negative effects of aging are something they’re powerless to fight. But that’s not the case. These symptoms are in reality often the result of age-related hormone imbalance, particularly a decline in testosterone, and by fixing that imbalance they can be fought.
What Is Andropause?
Andropause is the male equivalent to menopause, the process by which women’s bodies stop producing key sex hormones. This age-related loss of hormones has profound effects on both men and women, but the female process is much more widely understood. During andropause, testosterone levels gradually decline by as little as a few percentage points each year. This is a big contrast from menopause, which happens quite suddenly and has obvious outward effects like the end of menstruation. Since andropause sets in so slowly, its effects can be insidious and hard to detect. Nonetheless, they’re extremely potent and widely experienced: as many as forty percent of all men will have suboptimal testosterone levels by age forty-five. The symptoms of andropause happen a little bit at a time. Men experiencing hormone decline will slowly feel their energy being sapped, and every year their body will change a little more. Most men can’t point to the specific time that andropause began, but they can think back to a decade earlier and note how much things have changed from their physiological peak. Masking the effects of andropause, also, is the host of other hormone-related conditions that often come along with it. Among these conditions are DHEA loss, vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroidism, and adrenal fatigue. It be hard to detect and fight andropause specifically when it happens at the same time as other hormonal problems.
How Georgia Men Can Fight Back Against Hormone Imbalance
Georgia men undergoing hormone decline are not helpless to sit back and watch as their testosterone levels dwindle and their energy fades. If you’re experiencing unpleasant effects related to andropause, you can be helped by bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which uses supplemental hormones to boost you to the ideal balance you enjoyed in your twenties. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a thorough approach to health that allows men to regain the feeling of their youth. It revolves around the use of bioidentical hormones to replace the testosterone hormones lost to age. The first step is assessment of your symptoms and measurement of your hormone levels by a qualified physician. Then, Genemedics will design an anti-aging program for you that involves calibrated doses of bioidentical hormones to bring your endocrine system back into balance. Each program of BHRT is made specifically for the patient.
Testosterone Replacement for Georgia Men
Testosterone, the primary male sex hormone, is responsible for producing secondary sex characteristics during puberty and maintaining healthy male function as you mature. The decline in testosterone during andropause, therefore, is often the single biggest reason that men begin to experience unpleasant hormone-related issues.
- More than 5 million men suffer from low testosterone, but fewer 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.
Age is the main reason testosterone levels drop, but there are other factors that can result in hormone imbalance. They 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 abuse of steroids.
Testosterone Replacement in Men
A program of testosterone replacement can solve the problems caused by hormone deficiency. If it’s performed correctly and under the guide of an experienced physician, hormone replacement therapy really works, and it can produce extraordinary changes in a man’s health. Genemedics physicians have already created testosterone replacement programs for thousands of men, and oftentimes these men start seeing positive changes almost immediately after beginning their program. These changes 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
Along with its short-term benefits, testosterone therapy also can work wonders for your long-term health. Changes hormone replacement can bring about include:
- 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
Many physicians, unfortunately, simply do not understand testosterone replacement therapy. Since hormone supplementation is not yet an established part of most medical schools’ curricula, young doctors aren’t trained in administering hormone therapy, and therefore they get their information about it from the mass media. The media, however, isn’t a good source of information on testosterone replacement. Too often, mainstream outlets confuse natural hormone supplementation with the abuse of steroids by bodybuilders and athletes trying to artificially (and illegally) boost performance. This is not what legitimate hormone replacement therapy entails. Our doctors seek only to restore your hormones to their normal levels, not boost you above them to gain an edge. When performed professionally and honestly, testosterone therapy does not cause the problems associated with steroid abuse.
Why Choose Genemedics of Georgia for Male Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Anti-aging medicine is making great strides every day, and Genemedics is prominent in the nation at helping men fight the unfortunate effects of age. Our multiple clinics in Georgia have already helped thousands of men regain their energy, lower their chances at contracting disease, and begin healthier lives. If you’re ready to try male hormone replacement therapy, call a Genemedics clinic today to set up a free initial consultation.