Male Hormone Therapy and the Positive Effects of Testosterone
Testosterone's Impact on Men Suffering from Low T or Andropause
Testosterone Treatment and Men's Health - Boosting Sex Drive, Building Muscle, Improving Mood & Burning Fat
Low T is a Medical Problem - Some men's Testosterone Level is so Low it Impacts their Health. Learn about Hormone Treatments.
The health question middle aged men are asking when it comes to male hormone levels is - "How Low is Too Low"?
Now the medical community is accepting that male hormone deficiency can have a real impact on a man's daily life, sexual function, his work and personal relationships.
The health related subjects of low sex drive, soft erections or erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle, extreme fatigue, lethargy, severe moodiness, depression and rapid weight gain are now discussed much more openly with your doctor.
Many family physicians and general practitioners are finding an increasing number of men who really do need a pharmaceutical version of the male sex hormone to replace the testosterone that they are losing over time.
If your general practitioner is not well acquainted with Testosterone Treatments for Men, don't hesitate to contact a male hormone specialists who has experience with replacement therapy specifically for men's endocrine health.
Male Hormone Deficieny
Many times an endocrine specialists or urologist will discover that other hormones besides testosterone are also low. it is not uncommon for a man who is going through Andropause or the male menopause to experience low HGH or Human Growth Hormone levels,
low DHEA and even thyroid hormones. An experienced age management physician or anti-aging medicine doctor can formulate a personalized hormone optimization program to address the proper balance for hormonal health and healthy aging.
The Endocrine Specialists at the Testosterone Center have a lot of experience diagnosing and treating men with hormone deficiency and imbalance, specifically Testosterone and HGH. Our physicians have training and board certification in Age Management, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
This kind of hormone replacement training and experience especially with men's sexual health issues is instrumental in formulating a successful testosterone treatment program.
To find out more about TRT and the variety of programs available, fill out the Low t Treatment Info Form or contact one of our medical office locations at 1-888-663-1777.
Some of the important questions to ask your doctor about Low T Therapy follow below.
Important Male Hormone Health Question to Ask
- What Causes Low Testosterone in Men?
- What Are the most common Symptoms of Low T?
- How Do I Find Out If I Have Low T or Hypogonadism?
- How Exactly are Low Testosterone Levels Treated?
- Who Should Take Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
- What Are the Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
- What Are the Side Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
- How effective is Testosterone for Hormonal Treatments in Men?
- What qualifies me as a candidate for Testosterone Treatment?
- What are the types of treatment used for Low T and Impotence (ED)?
Treating Low T Symptoms. The symptoms attributed to andropause or the male menopause can only be properly addressed after a hormone assessment and Testosterone Levels can vary among men. Health symptoms due to low testosterone, such as rapid weigh gain, irritability, fatigue and a drop in sex drive, can be caused by other health conditions as well.
That is why a low testosterone hormone test is highly recommended for men who think they may be suffering for Low T levels.
Taking a Much Closer Look at Low T in Men
Testosterone prescriptions are on the rise. Especially for the injectable form of the testosterone hormone - testosterone cypionate, enanthate and propionate. Although creams and gels are also being prescribed in increasing amounts, the injections have a tendency to be more effective at boosting lowered testosterone levels.
To learn more about injectable form of testosterone - visit the Testosterone Injections information.
Doctors who specialize in hormone-related illnesses including Age Management Physicians, Endocrinologists and Urologists have come up with guidelines or protocols for treating hormone deficiencies.
Our Male Hormone Therapy specialists have over 20 years of experience treating hormone deficiency in men and women. Contact us today for a Free consultation. Fill out the Low T Therapy Info Form or call us at 888-663-1777
Are you suffering from Low Testosterone?
Hormone Optimization, Anti-Aging and Healthy Living. It's is never too late to minimize the effects of aging, stress, lost libido and poor nutrition. These are some of the leading causes, signs and symptoms of low testosterone and hormone deficiencies.
Signs of low testosterone include: decreased sex drive or libido, impotence or erectile dysfunction, lowered sperm count and quality, rapid weight gain and fat around the mid-section, increased breast size and flabby muscles; extreme fatigue and feeling tired all the time; night sweats and hot flashes; loss of ambition and drive, severe moodiness, social withdrawal and depression.
if these are a common occurrence, you should test your hormone levels.
Get Tested for Low Testosterone
Lab Testing of your Blood for Free Testosterone levels is the best way to determine if you have lower than normal levels.
Your doctor uses the lab test results to diagnose your condition based on the measure of the amount of testosterone in your blood.
Testosterone levels fluctuate in some men more than others and throughout the day as well. Normally one simple blood test is all that is required to measure total and free testosterone levels, but several measurements may need to be taken to properly diagnose a hormone deficiency.
it us best to fast before a blood test and to test levels early in the morning if possible as this is when a man's testosterone levels are at their peak.
To get testing and prescription information. Visit one of our Male Anti-Aging Testosterone Centers - Male Anti-Aging Testosterone Clinics
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men: The Pros and Cons
TRT, Testosterone replacement therapy can help adult middle-aged men who are deficient in the male sex hormone improve their sexual life and function,
fight obesity and weight gain, increase energy, stamina, drive and endurance, strengthen bone and muscle, improve mood, sleep and memory, and in some cases reduce their risks of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, premature aging and death.
However, men who use testosterone for bodybuilding, weightlifting or athletic performance run the risks of using these important steroid hormones in such a way that it damages their health instead of improving it.
When properly prescribed by an experienced medical professional, testosterone's side effects can be better managed and a more successful treatment result ensured. Men who may be or are already at risk for coronary disease, prostate health issues or cancer are not candidates for testosterone therapy.
HGH Injections and Testosterone
Human Growth Hormone plays an essential role in male sexual desire and a healthy libido. Many TRT physicians will prescribe injectable HGH along with testosterone therapy when a man also is found to be growth hormone deficient. To read more about HGH Therapy Injections for Men, visit the HGH Treatment for Men information page.
HCG Injections and Testosterone
HCG injections may also be prescribed to help prevent testicular atrophy during testosterone replacement. HCG boosts a man's natural testosterone hormone production and is used with auxiliary medications like estrogen blockers and estrogen inhibitors to mitigate the aromatization of testosterone to estrogen in a man's blood.
To learn more about the benefits of HCG and how this hormone is used in TRT programs - read about Taking HCG Injections with Testosterone Therapy.
Obesity and Testosterone
Testosterone helps men to properly distribute fat throughout the body. When testosterone is deficient, adipose fatty tissue can accumulate. Fat cells are instrumental in aromatization or the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.
So the more fat cells a man has the less Free or Bio-Available male sex hormone he has in his bloodstream. That is why as androgens decrease, excessive fat and weight gain can occur even with exercise and diet.
Fat cells are very active metabolic cells that secrete a number of chemical substances that directly impact insulin and make the estrogens estradiol, estriol and estrone by way of aromatization or conversion of testosterone.
Men who are obese lose their free testosterone to their fat cells while the increasing number of fat cells increase the fatty tissue stored in those cells.
They can also be losing Free testosterone to proteins called sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) making even less testosterone available. Unless obesity is brought under control
through a combination of diet, exercise and hormone optimization, the chemical by-products of the fat cells - angiotensin, cortisol, insulin and estradiol will continue to cause obesity and the health risks inherent with being over-weight.
This is why, some hormone physicians and their patients say that HRT with testosterone replacement and HGH human growth hormone has played an important role in saving their lives.
When a man is taking testosterone as part of a medically supervised program, his physician will monitor and control aromatase activity by monitoring estradiol (estrogen) levels and
prescribing estrogen inhibitors and/or estrogen blockers. Experienced TRT physicians also monitor other hormones like HGH, cortisol, thyroid and SHBG or sex hormone binding globulin which directly affect the level of Free testosterone during testosterone hormone program administration.
Sex Drive and Testosterone
Testosterone is known as the hormone of sexual desire and is essential to a man's healthy sex drive, ability to have firm, hard erections and to sexual performance.
Low testosterone levels can diminish your sexual desire as well as the ability to have or give satisfying sex.
Soft erections and weak erections, impotence are very common erectile dysfunction symptoms in men suffering from a testosterone deficiency.
Lack or loss of sex drive and ED - erectile dysfunction caused by sex hormone deficiency are sexual health problems that can be treated with a male hormone treatment program.
such a program may include HGH injections or the Human Growth Hormone which also plays a big role in maintaining a healthy libido, sexual potency and frequency.
Low Testosterone and Low HGH can be the Causes of Low Libido
Men who take testosterone and HGH injections report having a dramatic increase in their libido and sexual function.
As testosterone levels decline, it is normal for a man's sex drive to decline, and depending upon each man's free testosterone level, libido will vary among men.
That is why your hormone specialists goal is to find your optimal testosterone level, not just total t level.
What might be considered optimal to boost low sex drive in one man, might not be sufficient in another.
Beyond the fact that sex drive changes in men over time and it is also affected by other hormone levels like HGH and DHEA, stress, sleep, weight, exercise, diet, prescription drugs and alcohol.
Low testosterone symptoms can include feeling like you have lost your desire for sex or intimacy, weak or no erections, and loss of morning erections.
It is difficult to maintain sexual desire or performance at low testosterone hormone levels and for many men libido may sag even with normal total testosterone levels.
Low Free testosterone is one of the main causes of low libido and if free testosterone declines far enough, almost all men will experience some sexual dysfunction.