Hormones act as “messengers” in the body, triggering critical functions such as metabolism, heart rate, sleep cycles, body temperature, and mood. As a result, hormone imbalance can appear in a variety of ways, making it difficult to spot. Aging, lifestyle, sickness, and environmental factors can all contribute to low testosterone levels.
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.
What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men?
Hormone replacement therapy for men is the use of hormones to either effectively replace natural hormones if your body doesn’t make enough of them or to control excessive hormone secretion with medication. When the pituitary gland does not produce enough growth hormones or the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones, hormone therapy may be used.
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 any and all of these feelings. Luckily, there’s hope.
Signs That You Need Hormone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone and estrogen are the two most important hormones in the human body. Insufficiencies of each hormone, on the other hand, have vastly different impacts on men and women. If you’re not sure if your symptoms are due to a hormone shortage, there are certain clues that can help you figure out if hormone replacement treatment is right for you.
Here are several indicators that you could need hormone replacement therapy:
- 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
Signs of Hormone Deficiency in Men
Many male patients who seek hormone replacement therapy are unsure of how to characterize their hormone deficiency symptoms in the beginning. Men as young as 30 years old, on the other hand, begin to see the effects of low testosterone levels on their bodies and lifestyles.
There is a male counterpart to menopause, however, it is less well known. Andropause is the term for this natural process. The amount of testosterone generated by the male body is affected by andropause. Unlike menopause, the timing of Andropause is less predictable. Some men will notice a sudden, startling alteration that will have an influence on their ability to lose weight or gain muscle. Bone density, libido, and physical performance are all factors that can be influenced.
Andropause usually begins at the age of 30, after which the body’s testosterone manufacturing capacity diminishes to about one to two percent every year. In most men’s 40s and 50s, noticeable side effects of this phase become apparent.
Hormone replacement therapies, such as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), can help men of any age refill their testosterone levels and feel younger.
Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy Boca Raton
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. Your 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.
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
Why Choose LifeGaines for Hormone or Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men?
Dr. Richard Gaines and his team have been successfully treating patients for decades. LifeGaines Med Spa Boca Raton offers a premier approach to total body wellness through hormone replacement therapy enabling patients throughout Florida to reach their health and aesthetic goals. Contact LifeGaines to learn more today.