Hormone Replacement Therapy for Low Testosterone
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help men to fight against the effects of aging and hormone decline in Greater San Antonio, Texas. Men experience a phenomenon similar to menopause, which is known as andropause, and while their hormone decline is not as sudden as that of menopause, it can still create unpleasant effects. Managing stress in a healthy way, getting plenty of exercise, and eating a healthy diet can help men to get greater effects from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and create a better chance for longevity and wellness.
Some of the issues that bio-identical hormone therapy can help include andropause, erectile dysfunction, and enlarged prostate, or low testosterone.
Andropause is the term used to describe male hormone decline, and it usually occurs when men experience a drastic decrease in testosterone production. Men usually experience hormone decline during the 40’s or 50’s, and they may experience symptoms such as weight gain, erectile dysfunction, muscle atrophy, low libido, hair loss, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, and night sweats as a result of declining hormones.
As men begin to age, hormones decline, and the decrease in sex hormones is the primary reason for age-related health problems. Testosterone is the primary male hormone, and most young, healthy men produce between 4-10mg of testosterone each day. Starting in the 30’s, testosterone production begins to reduce by 10% each decade, and when a man reaches his 40’s or 50’s, testosterone takes a steep drop. This decline in testosterone causes the syndrome known as andropause.
An Enlarged Prostate may occur when a lack of testosterone causes levels of progesterone and estrogen to rise, which may promote tissue growth to cause urinary and sexual issues. Increased Prostate Cancer Risk may also result from a testosterone deficiency failing to maintain proper immune function. The immune system has specialized cells that fight cancer, and when this function is inhibited, cancer may result.
Erectile Dysfunction can begin as early as a man’s 30’s; however, when a man hits his 40’s or 50’s, it can become even more of an issue. A significant amount of symptoms may occur as a result of testosterone decline, and because testosterone controls sex and reproduction, the ability to reproduce or function sexually, may become problematic. Symptoms of testosterone decline may cause some of the sexual and reproductive issues that may include low libido, infertility, and erectile dysfunction.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help with these syndromes and their related symptoms. San Antonio Low Testosterone Specialist, Melissa Hernandez has helped many men going through hormone decline to rejuvenate their bodies and regain their vitality.