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Testosterone is a hormone produced by the testicles, and is responsible for the proper development of male sexual characteristics. Testosterone is also important for maintaining muscle, bone growth, sense of well-being, and sexual function.
As a man ages, the amount of testosterone in his body gradually declines. This natural decline starts after age 30 and continues throughout life. Without adequate testosterone, a man may lose his sex drive, experience erectile dysfunction, feel depressed, have difficulty focusing and a decreased sense of well-being.
Abdominal fat will often increase, and muscle mass and strength decreases. Depression and lack of sex drive is also common. Declining and imbalanced hormone levels are also associated with many age-related conditions in men including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, loss of muscle and bone mass, and fatigue.
There are often underlying, identifiable and treatable causes of these problems. The decline and imbalance of important hormones, especially testosterone, are usually to blame.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone:
- Decrease In Sex Drive
- Lack Of Energy
- Loss Of Drive & Ambition
- Decrease In Strength
- Sadness Or Irritability
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Difficulty Concentration
- Increase In Body Fat
- Decreased Endurance
- Decreased Muscle Mass
- Decreased “Life Enjoyment”
- Gynecomastia (Man Boobs)
Benefits Of Testosterone Therapy
Look, act, feel younger and more energetic. Providing the aging body with a healthy testosterone level has been shown to benefit the body by:
- Building Lean Muscle
- Increasing Energy
- Enhancing Sex Drive
- Protecting Against Heart Disease
- Improving Sexual Performance
- Improving Mood
- Improving Memory
- Lowering Cholesterol
By use of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Healthy Habits Integrated Medicine physicians can get your edge back. Call today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can give you that youthful energy again.
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Hormone Replacement Therapy is one of the leading treatments that helps prevent and reverse the damage caused by hormone imbalances and deficiencies.
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Male Weight Gain and Andropause
There is a connection between male weight gain and the hormonal imbalances caused by andropause. Low testosterone levels and high cortisol levels appear to trigger an increase in body fat. Men will typically see an increase in body fat, usually around the midsection. This body fat increase can actually cause testosterone to convert to estrogen, thus causing an even greater hormonal imbalance.
This weight gain is coupled with a decrease in muscle mass, therefore andropausal men experience the worst of both worlds. Fatigue typically results as they do not have enough muscle to move around the increased weight.
Hormonal Contributors To Weight Gain
Andropause weight gain is amplified by stress, which increases cortisol levels. High cortisol levels can place your body into “Survival Mode”, where fat cells will be generated as a mechanism to store calories/energy.
High levels of cortisol also increase your appetite. Andropause weight gain is very often the natural consequence of this cortisol imbalance. High cortisol levels also decrease testosterone, which is already in decline during andropause. Low testosterone levels are also know contributors to fatigue, which results in less physical activity, and thus, weight gain.
Thyroid disorders can also play a role in why men suddenly gain weight. Low levels of the Growth Hormone causes a decrease in the body’s metabolic rate, leading to andropausal weight gain.
Hormone Therapy For Male Weight Gain
Hormone therapy for male weight gain can help you lose the weight and increase your ability to keep the weight off. Andropausal men can lose weight. Once your testosterone, cortisol, estrogen, HGH and thyroid hormones are balanced with the help of bio-identical hormones, weight loss becomes not only attainable, but natural.
Healthy Habits Integrated Medicine uses hormone therapy as the first step in treating andropause weight gain; nutrition, supplements and exercise being the other components of our successful weight loss programs.
Healthy Habits Integrated Medicine treatments can make male weight loss a reality.
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