Low Testosterone Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Bioidentical hormone replacement isn’t just for women. Over time, hormones decline gradually in men and need to be replaced or rebalanced to relieve symptoms and to optimize your health and wellness. Testosterone is the main hormone that decreases as men age, resulting in andropause, or the “male menopause. Millions of men suffer the symptoms that are associated with andropause as well as with other conditions of hormonal imbalance or deficiency such as adrenal fatigue, thyroid hormone imbalance, or low growth hormone.
Fortunately, Arlington Testosterone Replacement Doctor, Alan Terlinsky’s Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy program can easily eliminate your symptoms while correcting your hormonal imbalances to improve your health and well-being and get you feeling like your old self again. Based on your individual needs and desires, Dr. Terlinsky will tailor the hormone replacement program just for you and provide you with a customized treatment plan for optimal rejuvenation in the Northern Arlington, Virginia area.
Here are some of the things Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can do for you:
- Relieve symptoms
- Prevent memory loss
- Improve heart health
- Prevent bone loss
- Stimulate growth and repair
What is Low Testosterone and Andropause?
Andropause, or the male menopause, affects men generally between the ages of 40 and 55, similar to menopause in women. The marker for andropause is simply a decline in levels of testosterone, causing mood changes, fatigue, and loss of sex drive. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry; low testosterone and its associated symptomes are easily correctable. Dr. Terlinsky’s Bioidentical Testosterone Replacement Therapy will provide you relief to help you feel younger, more energetic, and like yourself again.
The Effects of Low Testosterone
Not only does andropause affect your quality of life, low testosterone has other long term, more serious effects, such as increased risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Let Dr. Terlinsky improve your life and overall well-being.
The Solution: Natural Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Dr. Terlinsky’s Testosterone Replacement Program can replenish your body’s testosterone levels and eliminate any symptoms of testosterone deficiency. He will first measure your current testosterone levels and then provide you with your own personalized hormone replacement treatment plan suited for your needs.
- What is Testosterone?
The testes are the primary production centers for male testosterone. Men need testosterone for not only determining sex characteristics, but also, as with females, for building muscle mass, increasing libido, and increasing bone mass to prevent frailty. Many men become androgen-deficient as they age, meaning they have reduced levels of testosterone. The symptoms of low testosterone interfere with your quality of life. Dr. Terlinsky’s Bioidentical Testosterone Replacement program can get you back to feeling like your old self.
- Do I Have Low Testosterone?
Testosterone deficiency as a result of aging, or andropause, may have any of the following symptoms or conditions:
- Decreased muscle mass and strength
- Increased fat mass
- Low hematocrit
- Erectile dysfunction
- Diminished libido
- Changes in mood
Aside from aging, low testosterone also can be caused by testicular failure due to a variety of genetic conditions as well as trauma or HIV/AIDS. The pituitary gland and hypothalamus send signals to the testes to produce testosterone; the lack of signals results in a condition called hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, which generally is caused by genetic defects.
Low testosterone and high risk for cardiovascular disease go hand-in-hand. Supplemental testosterone for both men and women lowers the risk of a heart attack.
An enzyme called aromatase converts testosterone to estrogen, which changes the ratio of testosterone to estrogen. This enzyme is particularly significant in men with excessive body fat, because aromatase converts testosterone to estrogen within fat tissue. With more aromatase, overweight and obese men are at a high risk for low testosterone.