Los Angeles Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men
Andropause and Low Testosterone Treatments for Men
Men in Los Angeles experiencing hormonal decline usually feel that many of the changes taking place in their bodies is a normal part of aging and there is nothing that they can do about it. In the past, that perception may have been the status quo; however, with the advances in modern medicine, men no longer have to trudge through middle age feeling lousy. Like women, men also experience hormonal decline, and while this decrease in hormone production takes place more gradually than in women, men experience a drastic drop in hormonal production during the late forties or fifties.
Testosterone is the primary male hormone, and during puberty, it helps men to develop their secondary sex characteristics, such as a deeper voice, stronger muscles, and facial and body hair. The Leydig cells of the testicles produce testosterone, and it is responsible for helping men to maintain energy, libido, and muscle mass. Starting in a man’s 30’s, testosterone begins to decline by around 10% each decade, and it takes a sharp reduction during middle age.
DHEA is another important male hormone, and it serves as a building block for testosterone. While this hormone is abundant during a man’s 20’s, it tends to rapidly reduce alongside testosterone as men experience aging, stress, and poor lifestyle choices. DHEA helps men to improve muscle mass, reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and regulate blood sugar. A loss of DHEA can reduce the body’s capability to produce testosterone and function in a healthy way.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help men to reduce many of the syndromes that are associated with hormone decline, and many men have been able to reduce or eliminate the symptoms that they formerly associated with aging. Some of the health concerns that bio-identical hormones can improve include:
Los Angeles Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialists can help men to overcome the imbalances associated with hormone decline. Many men have been able to move past their health issues and celebrate renewed health and wellbeing.
- When Testosterone production takes a sudden decline, the phase known as male andropause begins. Sometimes it is referred to as a man’s mid-life crisis or male menopause, and it produces a series of changes in men’s bodies. During andropause, men may experience weight gain, insomnia, higher blood pressure, hair loss, erectile dysfunction, a hot temper, low libido, poor workout performances, fatigue, and muscle atrophy. Bio-identical Hormones can help testosterone to regain balance and eliminate many of the issues that arise during andropause.
- Prostate Issues
- Balanced hormones can help to maintain a healthy prostate, which is a small gland that helps men to eject sperm and aids in urination. As aging occurs, many men can experience an enlarged prostate, which can create issues with urination and ejaculation. As the prostate gets bigger, it can press on the bladder to increase the urgency and frequency of urination. Usually, the enlargement of the prostate gland is benign, which means it is not cancerous; however, it can cause inconvenient issues to occur. Men experiencing an enlarged prostate may experience the urgency to urinate, nighttime urination, a weak urine stream, incomplete urination, and incontinence.
- Abdominal Weight Gain
- Testosterone imbalances, excess cortisol, and andropause can cause metabolism to slow down, which may lead to weight retention. During a man’s teens and twenties, he is usually able to eat whatever he wants without putting on any weight; however, as he grows older, the body’s metabolism changes. Weight can begin to accumulate around the abdomen, and workouts begin to produce less substantial results than in the past. Deficient testosterone can cause fat to store, especially around the abdomen, contributing to the potbelly appearance that is common in older men. Low testosterone can also cause muscle to waste away, which reduces lean muscle mass and increases fat.
- Adrenal Fatigue
- High levels of stress can trigger the adrenal glands to excrete cortisol, and after time, this can exhaust the adrenal glands. Excessive amounts of cortisol eat away at important vitamins and minerals and decrease the body’s immune system. After time, the body may use the building blocks needed to make testosterone to make more cortisol, which can aggravate existing hormonal deficiencies and lead to adrenal fatigue syndrome. Exhausted adrenal glands can cause symptoms such as fatigue, nervousness, hair loss, a lack of mental motivation, a poor memory, and body aches.
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Fatigue syndrome can be triggered by hormonal imbalances related to the kidneys and the adrenal glands. Parts of the kidneys produce hormones, and when they are not producing the proper amount of testosterone and DHEA, men can begin to feel chronically exhausted or depressed. While the key symptom is fatigue that lasts more than 24 hours, men may also experience constant exhaust, sore throat, muscle aches, slower cognitive function, headaches, and poor concentration.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can transform the way you look & feel – for good.
Contact a Los Angeles Bioidentical Hormone Doctor today and get back to being you.