Low testosteroneor ‘Low-T’ as it is commonly referred to,is a real problem for many men over the age of 40. Low-T has been linked to a variety of health problems including low sex drive, diabetes, and an increased risk of heart disease. These are the reasons why treating low testosterone has become a priority.
Testosterone is a male hormone that is produced by men in the testes. It plays an important role in a man’s overall well-being, as it impacts libido, bone density, muscle mass, energy levels, and mental health. Testosterone levels are highest during puberty, and then steadily decline as time goes by.
Testosterone deficiency often goes unrecognized, as most men are unaware that the symptoms they are experiencing are hormone related. As a result, they often chalk up symptoms such as low energy, moodiness, and low libido to stress and overwork.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is one of the most efficient methods for treating low testosterone. At the outset, the physician will determine your current hormone levels, and then customize the hormone replacement program to restore hormonal balance.
BHRT uses hormones that have a similar chemical make-up to those that occur naturally in the body. BHRT replenishes depleted hormones, and this has a positive effect on several levels as it improves mood, memory, muscle tone, and muscle mass.
For optimal effect, physicians also combine the BHRT program with other factors that positively impact health such as a healthy diet, and increased exercise.
Replacing hormones definitely help to restore your health and vitality. If you think you may need to regain hormonal harmony, then contact Dr. Nhi Le of the Fountain of Youth MedSpa in Victoria, TX for more information. The Fountain of Youth MedSpa uses BHRT in treating low testosterone successfully.