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.
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.
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, 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.
Age is the main reason testosterone levels drop, but there are other factors that can result in hormone imbalance. They include:
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:
Along with its short-term benefits, testosterone therapy also can work wonders for your long-term health. Changes hormone replacement can bring about include:
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.
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.
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