Aging typically leads to inevitable decline in energy, strength, sexuality and performance in men. However, getting older does not mean that you have to stop feeling your very best. Declining hormone levels, which often go hand in hand with aging, are largely to blame for the many of these unwelcome side effects, or “effects of aging,” that so many men experience later in life.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a rapidly growing field of medicine that is redefining how men age, and makes it so that getting older no longer has to mean the end of a high-quality, virile life. Weight gain, depression, muscle loss, fatigue, insomnia low libido and erectile dysfunction are just a few of the classic symptoms in men that indicate a hormonal imbalance. But the good news is– it’s treatable.
Aging for men begins much earlier than most people realize. In a man’s late twenties his testosterone levels start to drop at a slow and steady rate, and this continues well into his golden years. In middle-age this decline becomes more apparent, and this is when some men experience what is called andropause, and also referred to as, “male menopause.” This condition of having low testosterone levels in men is characterized by many distressing symptoms, such as depression, fatigue, muscle loss, increased body fat, night sweats, sleeplessness, irritability, and various forms of sexual dysfunction, such as low libido and erectile dysfunction.
Having low testosterone can affect more than just quality of life for men, it can also seriously diminish their health. Men with low testosterone levels are at an increased risk for getting diseases such as osteoporosis and diabetes, and they also have a diminished mortality rate.
Human growth hormone, or HGH, is another hormone that can significantly impact a man’s health and quality of life. HGH plays a part in muscle growth and mass, bone strength and density and even brain function. The production of this hormone peaks late in adolescence, and then starts to decline during a man’s twenties. Most men have little to no production of HGH by the time they reach the age of 60.
With hormone replacement therapy and lifestyle changes, men don’t have to live these signs of aging, or continue suffering from the frustrating symptoms that accompany low testosterone levels or diminishing HGH.
It is never too early for you to start monitoring your testosterone levels, and it’s also never too late for you to get treatment for low testosterone, or other hormonal imbalances. No matter your age, you deserve to enjoy the benefits hormone replacement therapy for men such as:
At RevitalizeMaui, testosterone replacement therapy is customized especially for your individual lifestyle and needs. We ensure that therapy works with your daily routine, and we are here to help you each and every step of the way. Some of the various methods available to you for administering hormones in your program include:
The benefits of a successful and comprehensive treatment plan for hormone replacement therapy extend well beyond simply addressing your symptoms. At RevitalizeMaui, we deliver medically-based solutions to rectify low testosterone and other conditions associated with aging for men here on Maui, and beyond through telemedicine.