Men’s Anti-Aging Treatments Clinic Q&A
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), whether in the form of injections, pellets, patches, or gels, can improve the effects of low testosterone in men. If you’d like more information on hormone replacement therapy for low testosterone levels. For more information, please feel free to contact us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Chesapeake VA, Alexandria VA and Jacksonville NC.
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Hormones play an important role in the aging process with levels peaking during adolescence and then slowly declining as we continue to age. For men, testosterone levels typically decrease about 1% a year after age 30. While this is completely normal, low levels of testosterone can have undesirable symptoms – including not looking and feeling your best.
Low testosterone in older males can lead to disruptive symptoms that affects one’s day-to-day life. The effects of low testosterone are:
– Cognitive and memory issues.
– Diminished muscle strength and mass.
– Enlarged male breast tissue.
– Erectile dysfunction.
– Hot flashes.
– Increased body fat.
– Loss of body hair.
– Low sperm count.
– Male infertility.
– Poor sleep quality.
– Reduced endurance.
– Reduced sex drive.
– Shrinking testicles.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues, it’s important to consult with your primary care physician. Your healthcare provider will run medical tests to ensure that the symptoms you’re experiencing are due to low hormone levels and are not a result of a coinciding medical condition. It’s important to undergo thorough and comprehensive testing to rule out other factors that may be affecting your health. A thorough examination of your medical history, symptoms, and diagnosing testing will determine if hormone replacement therapy is the right option for you.
Anti-aging hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment that is customized to your unique specific hormonal deficiencies to boost stores back to normal levels. For men, it often involves replenishing depleted stores of testosterone to bring back hormonal balance to their body. This can help them look and feel younger, with treatments often resulting in fat loss, increased energy, a higher sexual performance, and improved moods.
Hormones can be replaced through different application methods, including oral medication, testosterone cream or injections, patches, and/or hormonal pellets inserted under the skin.
Testosterone is an important sex hormone that plays many key roles in making sure the body runs optimally. In men, it regulates the sex drive, bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass, strength, the production of red blood cells, and sperm count and quality. A small amount of testosterone is also converted to estradiol, which is a form of estrogen that is vital to hormonal balance.
As men age, testosterone levels naturally begin to drop which affects estrogen stores as well. It’s important for both hormones to be present in adequate quantities in order to avoid unpleasant symptoms and side-effects.
Age-related changes to your body can affect your self-confidence, how you are seen by others, and how you experience your life. Aging is a natural part of the human experience and there’s no way to avoid it or reverse the process.
However, hormone replacement therapy can help patient’s feel better in their skin by restoring hormonal balance. By bolstering your body’s natural hormone levels, hormone replacement therapy can help you maintain a more youthful body structure. Benefits include increased energy, boosted sex drive, fat loss and muscle growth, better mood, mitigated hair loss, and improvements to the texture and elasticity of skin. So, while it can’t stop the aging process, it can help you look and feel younger.
If you are struggling with the impact of age-related hormonal shifts, the medical professionals at Assure Wellness Group can help. We offer hormone replacement therapy that can help you look and feel your best, restoring vitality and youthfulness as you move through life. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Chesapeake VA, Portsmouth VA, Norfolk VA, Bethesda MD, Chillum MD, Alexandria VA, Springfield VA, Hybla Valley VA, Jacksonville NC, Half Moon NC, Piney Green NC, Forestbrook SC, Socastee SC and surrounding areas.