Testosterone replacement therapy is a form of hormone therapy that can help restore the levels of testosterone your body produced in your younger years. This therapy can help you reclaim your vitality and hold onto those characteristics we typically associate with masculinity. Don’t let age slow you down, contact us now to schedule time with our hormone specialist Dr. Richard Gaines.
If you’re a man between the ages of 40 and 60 and are experiencing a significant decrease in energy along with low libido and feelings of a loss of virility, know that you’re not alone. Low testosterone, also known as Low-T, can be the cause of many and all of these feelings. Luckily, there’s hope.
Testosterone’s Role in the Male Body
Testosterone plays a crucial role in your body’s daily functions. From the production of facial hair to the ability to build strong muscles, testosterone is vital to the maintenance of the qualities we typically associate with being male. Testosterone is also considered the male sex hormone and is used by the body to promote a healthy sex drive and sexual performance.
As you age, your body produces less and less testosterone. Your body slowly began to slow the production of testosterone after your 20s. Year by year, your body can produce upwards of 2% less testosterone from your 30s through your 40s and 50s. These are the ages you start to notice the effects of Low-T the most.
Effects of Low Testosterone
By the time you reach your 50s and 60s, you might start to feel the effects of Low Testosterone. The symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Reduced libido and sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased energy
- Weight gain
- Trouble sleeping
- General reduction of virility
- Decrease of muscle mass
- Reduced bone mass
- Memory issues
All of these signs and symptoms of Low-T can stop you from living life to its fullest. One of the most difficult parts of aging is having to witness the decline in what our bodies and mind can accomplish. Because low levels of testosterone can affect both body and mind, it’s even more important to your overall happiness.
Testosterone replacement therapy is a form of hormone therapy that can help men suffering from Low-T regain the testosterone levels of their youth. As with most treatment regimens, the first step on the road is to schedule a consultation with a licensed professional. Your and your doctor will discuss your symptoms, as well as the goals you want to achieve through participating in testosterone therapy.
While testosterone replacement therapy can’t help your body produce more testosterone, it can restore your testosterone levels to those found in average men half your age. A common part of testosterone therapy also involves developing a diet, exercise, and overall wellness program tailored to fit your needs. You doctor will work with you to create routines and habits that may even help you boost your natural hormone levels. Getting better sleep and participating in exercise programs can work alongside your testosterone therapy to help you achieve maximum results.
What to Expect from Testosterone Treatment
During any hormone treatment, you will watch your body start to improve and change. Testosterone therapy will return your body to the way it worked when you were younger and possessed more strength and vitality. You can expect the following benefits:
- Increase in metabolism
- Improved sexual performance
- Improved libido
- Stronger muscles
- Deeper sleep
- More energy
Testosterone therapy is an ongoing treatment process that will adjust with your body’s experience as you return to the life you’re used to living. You doctor will closely monitor your testosterone dosage as your body adjusts to make sure you avoid any potential side effects and get the maximum results possible.
To find out more about testosterone therapy and fight your low testosterone symptoms, call our office today and make an appointment with our professionals.