At a certain age it’s common for men to start feeling their energy waning, their libido decreasing, their midsection expanding while eating the same food they’ve eaten for years.
During the aging process men experience changing hormones just as women do. The media has written much about women and the effects of decreases in female hormones, but there is not nearly as much awareness around the changes men feel as they age.
Low testosterone is seen more among aging men, and it’s been estimated that over 13 million men suffer from this decline in the hormone that, let’s face it, gives a lot of men great satisfaction. Testosterone regulates sex drive, mood, muscle and bone retention, and helps with skin elasticity. It generally can make you feel all-around better, with more energy and confidence.
Testosterone levels gradually decrease with age because the body stops producing the hormone at the same levels. The change in male hormone levels, as a natural result of aging, is known as andropause.
Andropause, however, can begin earlier in life than menopause, and continues into old age. Hormones affected in this way include testosterone, thyroid hormone, human growth hormone, progesterone, and DHEA. Andropause often brings about weight gain, especially around the abdomen, reduced muscle tone, decreased heart and lung capacity, and diminished sexual function. It may also contribute to feelings of depression, fatigue, and irritability. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can replenish deficient hormones and improve many symptoms of hormonal imbalances.
SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS THAT CAN BE IMPROVED WITH BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
- Reduced sex drive or sexual dysfunction
- Low energy
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Decrease in bone density
- Reduced muscle mass
Treatments through the use of medically supervised Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs can return hormones to their optimal levels and restore vitality. It can help with weight loss and increase the ability to retain, and regain, muscle mass. And it can restore sexual function, and improve irritability.
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