Our hormones play a major role in virtually every process within our bodies. As chemical messengers, they are the catalysts to many metabolic reactions that help us produce energy, absorb and utilize nutrients, build and repair tissues, and more. Once these hormone levels start to decline, we start seeing bodily systems slow down in function. For men, testosterone plays a major role in their health, virility, vitality, and even their appearance. Testosterone Replacement Therapy can have incredible results on the body, ones that you can see and feel.
The experts at the Integrative Hormone Center recognize the importance of having your hormones balanced and at optimal levels to achieve greater health and quality of life. However, we understand that while many people want to feel better – they may not know exactly what it takes to achieve optimal wellness.
What is Testosterone and Why is it Important?
Testosterone is an anabolic hormone that is natural to the body. It is considered by many as the ‘male hormone’ given that men have much higher testosterone levels than women – and this hormone is responsible for many masculinizing effects. Studies show that this hormone also plays a major role in wound healing and tissue regeneration. However, this is assuming that the person’s testosterone is at optimal levels.
Individual testosterone levels may vary quite a bit depending on age, genetics, and lifestyle factors like sleep and your diet. Testosterone spikes during puberty, generally peaking at between 18-20 and then declining gradually – at about a rate of 1% per year. While this doesn’t seem like much – most men feel it catching up to them by about age 30.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Many people attribute their symptoms to aging or stress. They accept it as a natural part of the aging process. They feel tired, they lack physical strength, and they accept that this is how life will be from then on. However, just because something occurs naturally, doesn’t mean there’s nothing that can be done to fix it. If you think you might have low testosterone, here are some of the symptoms:
- Reduction of muscle mass – Normal testosterone levels positively influence the amount of muscle mass you carry.
- Increased fat mass – Androgens have a fat-burning effect. Testosterone is an androgenic hormone. Hence, as your androgen levels decline, your body stores fat more easily.
- Lack of energy – Individuals with low testosterone levels experience decreased energy levels and motivation to tackle routine activities.
- Damaged tissues take longer to heal
- Reduced libido
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Gives You Back Your Edge
There is a long list of benefits attributed to having balanced testosterone levels. Regaining proper hormone levels can restore your health and have you feeling like your younger self again. These are some of the areas you could see improvement:
- Faster recovery times
- Increased muscle mass
- Increased strength
- Fat tissue reduction
- Increased energy, vitality
- Improved sexual health
- Improved mental health
Want To Learn More About Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
If you feel like you’re experiencing similar symptoms or have more questions about hormones and how they affect your overall wellbeing, the experts at the Integrative Hormone Center & Pharmacy are here to help. Call or book an appointment online today to speak with a specialist!