Testosterone Replacement Therapy
The first hormone that comes to mind for males is Testosterone. Low Testosterone or “Low T” is a lower-than-normal level of the male hormone testosterone that can affect men in a variety of ways. It can also have a number of potential causes, including:
Advancing Age (Most common)
Type 2 diabetes
Chronic disease of the liver or kidneys
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or other lung disease)
Disorders of the pituitary gland
Radiation or chemotherapy treatment
If you’re over 30, your testosterone level may be declining and you need your level checked. Advanced age is the most common reason for Low T and that’s because most men begin to experience a decline in testosterone, even a gradual one, after age 30. Generally, testosterone levels peak during adolescence or early adulthood, and it’s pretty much all downhill from there. The older you become, the lower your T levels, and it’s faster for some men than for others. Low T can sneak up on some men as they gradually decline and then they accept their current health, performance, and stamina instead of demanding the same vitality that they had in their 20s.
Frequently Asked Questions
Testosterone ususally starts to decline around the age of 40 in most men, but some men will never drop below normal range until they’re much older. It’s really important to get your testosterone levels tested and see if you need treatment.
Whatever the reason or reasons behind it, Low T can cause or contribute to a number of conditions that disrupt men’s lives and can affect their productivity, relationships and sense of worth or self-identity. These include:
Decreased libido or loss of interest in sex
Disinterest or lack of motivation
Muscle weakness or loss of muscle mass
Reduction in energy levels
Memory or concentration problems
DHEA is a hormone secreted by nerve tissue and the adrenal glands. It is an endocrine precursor to other hormones (Testosterone, Progesterone, and Estrogen). This is one of our stress hormones and is a backup to the cortisol production in our bodies. DHEA levels fall with age but maintaining an optimal level helps:
Reduce cardiovascular disease
Improve mood & well being
Decrease cholesterol and body fat
Improve Autoimmune Disease e.g. FDA approved for lupus
Improve erectile dysfunction
Protect against insulin resistance
Boost immune system
Improve depressive symptoms
Decrease accumulation of abdominal fat
Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone synthesized from cholesterol and naturally found in the brain, gonads, and adrenal gland. It is the precursor to DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Pregnenolone is an imperative “brain-supporting” hormone that often decreases with age, leading to memory decline, mood changes, stress and anxiety. Replenishing Pregnenolone levels can lead to improved stress, balanced mood, memory function, better sleep and less anxiety
Medical studies show that if estrogen levels are too high and testosterone too low, the risk of having a stroke or coronary artery disease is doubled.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
Human growth hormone is a peptide hormone produced naturally in the pituitary gland. It helps with cell growth and healing. Improving deep sleep and increasing certain forms of exercise can naturally raise HGH levels. If we need to use a RX, we usually start Sermorelin. Sermorelin is subcutaneous (SQ) injections given daily at home. It is more cost effective than using HGH injections is highly effective at raising the HGH level.
Some of the benefits associated with increasing HGH – for those with HGH deficiencies or for healthy adults as they age – may include:
Increased energy / endurance / exercise capacity
Larger muscle mass
Reduced risk of diabetes
Better sex life
Lower blood pressure
Less body fat
Increased bone density
Our staff has a lot of experience dealing with Sermorelin and HGH health issues. We can’t wait to have you as a patient and get you feeling younger.