Over time, our bodies begin to break down and get tired, and we’re no longer able to really consider ourselves “spring chickens” anymore, right?! That’s 100 percent normal and something that can be expected. The truth is that after the age of 30, male testosterone starts to decline naturally. Some symptoms of this decrease in testosterone can be subtle; however, others may hinder your lifestyle. The good news is that these symptoms of male aging and the hormonal changes that occur can be treated at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa. With hormone replacement therapy, you can achieve and recapture the hormone levels that you had when you were in your 30s to allow you to feel more youthful than you have in years!
Even though we’ve all heard of testosterone, many people don’t fully know what it is. Testosterone is a sex hormone that is produced by the testicles. This hormone typically decreases with age. In fact, according to the American Urological Association, about 40 percent of males over the age of 45 have low testosterone. Testosterone is responsible for regulating libido, bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength, and the production of red blood cells and sperm. So, with the decrease in testosterone, men can sometimes feel the negative effects of this hormonal loss.
Though low testosterone can present itself differently in each person, some of the most common signs include:
One of the unique aspects of testosterone replacement therapy is that there are no injections or surgical procedures required. In fact, this therapy treatment comes in the form of a cream that you administer directly to your skin.
However, before undergoing testosterone replacement therapy, it is necessary to know that you actually suffer from low testosterone levels. To find out if you are a candidate for this therapy, you must schedule a consultation. Our professionals will listen to your concerns and determine the correct dosage for the transdermal testosterone cream. Applying the cream to the upper arms, shoulders, or abdomen is the most effective way to use the cream. This particular treatment option is a safe and natural alternative to testosterone injections. After the application, the cream takes about two hours to absorb into the skin. At this time, patients should start feeling and noticing the effects, with results becoming apparent after a few weeks of treatment.
Testosterone replacement therapy can help men look and feel more masculine than they have been feeling and give them the confidence that may have been missing.