Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men’s Health
“Testosterone” is usually associated in people’s minds with sexual performance and libido (sex drive). And endless online and TV ads for “Low T” treatments have reinforced this correlation. But many men don’t realize that testosterone is responsible for much more than just sex.
In fact, testosterone is a vital hormone that affects almost every system, function, and organ of a man’s body. And interestingly, women’s bodies require testosterone too, however in much smaller amounts.
When a man’s testosterone amounts drop below normal levels, numerous symptoms and side-effects can result. The good news is that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can restore testosterone to healthy levels and alleviate the physical, sexual, mental, and emotional problems cause by “Low T”.
In this article the testosterone replacement therapy experts at AMAE discuss how testosterone affects men’s bodies and explain why restoring optimal testosterone levels is important for men’s health, vitality and well-being.
Testosterone & Men’s Sex Life
As early as seven weeks after a baby is conceived, testosterone begins helping form the male sex organs. Later, at puberty, testosterone surges again and the testicles and penis start to grow.
After that, the testicles continue to produce a steady stream of testosterone and make a new supply of sperm every day. Testosterone is necessary for libido (sex drive), as well as the ability to achieve and maintain an erection.
However, after the age of 30, testosterone production in men declines about 1% a year. If a man’s levels of testosterone become too low, he may lose his desire for sex, as well as experience erectile dysfunction (ED).
Testosterone & Men’s Personality
Testosterone also plays a very important role in certain “masculine” behaviors, such as self-esteem and “alpha” behaviors like aggression, dominance, and competitiveness. Low T may therefore result in decreased confidence, lack of motivation, trouble concentrating, feelings of depression, sleep difficulties, and low energy.
Testosterone & Men’s Appearance
As a boy transitions into adulthood during adolescence, increasing testosterone production stimulates hair growth on the face and body, in the armpits, and around the genitals. But as a man’s levels of testosterone shrink after age 30, he may often start to lose some body hair and/or suffer from some types of baldness.
Additionally, testosterone is essential to a man’s strength and development of muscle mass. Testosterone increases the activity of neurotransmitters, which are essential to encouraging muscle growth. Additionally, testosterone interacts with certain nuclear receptors in a man’s DNA. This further stimulates the protein synthesis that is necessary for building muscle mass. And, testosterone also increases a man’s levels of human growth hormone (HGH), which improves the ability of exercise to build muscle.
Testosterone is also one of the hormones that also plays a significant role in burning fat effectively. So, low levels of testosterone can body fat to increase in a man’s body. And, usually, this fat accumulation due to Low T occurs in the belly and breast area.
Less visibly, testosterone plays a major role in increasing bone density in both women and men. Testosterone helps signal the bone marrow to manufacture red blood cells. So, men with Low T become more susceptible to dangerous and even life-threatening bone fractures as they get older.
Testosterone & Men’s Chronic Diseases
“Metabolic Syndrome” is a cluster of high-risk factors – including high cholesterol and high blood pressure – that increase the risk of several serious, chronic diseases. Men with metabolic syndrome may suffer from cardiac disease, elevated cholesterol, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and more.
According to multiple recent clinical studies, low testosterone levels in men are clearly associated with metabolic syndrome. And, in this research, it was also found that men who received testosterone replacement therapy substantially reduced the risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy | West Bloomfield, MI Area
Fortunately, men’s bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy available at AMAE in the West Bloomfield area can naturally restores a man’s hormone levels. Testosterone replacement therapy can restore a man’s health and quality of life by eliminating frustrating sexual symptoms and improving health, wellness, vitality, and “masculinity”.
Most importantly, testosterone replacement therapy can substantially reduce a man’s risk of developing life-threatening illnesses such as cardiac disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and more.
AMAE offers bioidentical hormone therapy that is identical to the body’s own hormones, making it more effective and safer than lab-created hormones. And the unique BioTe pellet delivery system we offer provides time-released testosterone for up to six months with just one single treatment!
If you live in the Birmingham or West Bloomfield area, and you think you may be one of the millions of men who are suffering from “Low T” schedule testosterone testing and consultation at AMAE.
Testosterone replacement therapy can help restore your sex life, improve your appearance, and protect you from serious disease – so call us today.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy: 248.335.7200