As we grow older, we realize a number of our body functions slow down significantly which leads to uncomfortable symptoms that we refer to as the process of aging. There are also other times when genetic conditions and illnesses could limit our ability to naturally make certain essential hormones in the body. The purpose of our hormone replacement therapies is to make sure that you are living your best quality of life, regardless of your age and that your body is performing at its optimal capability. Here are some of the important things which you need to know about our hormone replacement therapy for men, and how they can help you uplift your quality of life.
Understanding testosterone and its role in the body
Despite the many stereotypes which surround the word, testosterone is one of the three most important hormones in the human body and it is not only found in men. However, in men, it plays the following roles:
- Male sexual development at puberty
- Male reproductive function
- Building muscle mass
- Maintaining a healthy amount of red blood cells
- Keeping a healthy bone density
When you have a natural decrease in the hormone, your aging process will not be affected in any other adverse way than what regular aging does. However, there is, research and evidence which shows that use of hormone replacement therapy is one of the best ways to slow down the effects of aging and also to reverse the symptoms of its deficiency in younger men.
Dealing with hypogonadism
Hypogonadism is a condition where a man will have unnaturally low levels of testosterone. When a man is suffering from this condition, some of the normal functions of the hormone are inhibited in the body. However, with proper hormone replacement therapy, it is possible to increase the hormone level and restore the growth and development functions that could have been stunted by the deficiency. Here is a breakdown of the healthy testosterone levels by age:
- At 6 months to nine years the range should be between 7 and 20 nanograms per deciliter of blood
- At 12 to 13 years, the level rises to 7-800 ng/dl
- The testosterone levels generally peak at 14 years, reaching levels of 7-1,200 ng/dl of blood.
- The average adult male will have between 270-1,700 ng/dl of the hormone in their system.
- After the age of 30, the level of testosterone decreases by 1-3 percent every year.
The first step which we take to determine whether you need hormone replacement therapy for men is taking a blood sample to establish your testosterone levels. If your levels fall below the recommended levels for a male your age and health conditions, we will start the replacement therapy. The therapy is quite simple and harmless and as long as you can remember to take the supplements when you are supposed to do it, you will not have a hard time getting the hormone back to its levels before and living a happy, and enjoyable life. Take time and visit us to start the journey towards a healthier you and a fuller life.