Deficiency and Fatigue Linked in Males
hormone imbalance associated with menopause has long been understood
to cause a number of significant symptoms, including decreased
libido, low energy, and irritability. For decades, Hormone
Replacement Therapy has been recommended and available for women that
experience symptoms that negatively affect their day-to-day life, but
for men, the story is quite a bit different, even though many of the
notes are the same.
men don't experience Menopause, they still go through an appreciable
physiological change as a result of the aging process. In recent
years, this process has been coined Andropause. Andropause is
the result of an age-related decline in Testosterone Levels which
begins to become symptomatic at varying periods during middle age,
dependent upon the health and genetic history of the individual.
May Become Symptomatic Earlier than Previously Supposed
in the past it was assumed that Low-T generally occurred during the
late forties and through the fifties, new evidence shows that many
men experience Testosterone Deficiency far earlier than previously
realized. Also, this research shows that Low-T is more common that
is different. Each individual has his own hormone profile, and is
affected differently. Some men have naturally lower Testosterone
Levels and do not experience significant symptoms. Other men have
Hormone Levels which are technically in the normal range, but still
experience life-altering symptoms.
Million American Males Experience Testosterone Deficiency
research suggests that as many as five million males suffer from
Low-T, and experience a myriad of negative issues as a result. The
problem is that most men don't seek treatment or know if they should.
Many men struggle with going to their doctor because of the negative
stigma that has been associated with Low-T. For women, Hormone
Replacement Therapy is widely considered an empowering experience.
changing for men, however. As time has passed and Testosterone
Replacement Therapy has become more widespread, Testosterone
Deficiency is becoming easier to talk about, as well as more
affordable. Whereas Testosterone pills, creams, and injections used
to be considered only for body building buffs and men overly
concerned about their physical appearance, today, it is widely
recognized in the medical community that Low Testosterone is a
significant health risk, and can have negative impacts on a man's
physical, emotional, and psychological health.
in the past, men have long been expected to “suck it up” in
regard to the changes their bodies go through as a result of aging,
today, there is a growing network of men that have experienced the
powerful benefits of Testosterone Replacement that can encourage
others to reach out and restore their health and vitality.
that experienced these symptoms is named Michael. For Michael, the
changes were subtle, but even early on, he recognized that something
was going wrong within his body. As Michael approached forty, he felt
his energy levels falling for reasons he could not fully comprehend.
He began to start dragging through the day, and this lethargy was
having an effect on his workout routine as well.
wasn't just your average guy. He works out regularly, and has always
been in incredibly good shape. He noticed his energy levels dropping
even though he had not altered his nutrition or exercise routine. In
short, he was experiencing the early symptoms of Andropause, but
didn't know it.
result of these physiological changes, he lost nearly all of his
motivation. Working out was quickly becoming a chore, and he could
hardly get himself out of the house to head to the gym. He had always
loved working out, and considered it the favorite part of most of his
days, but he was starting to wonder if this was something that he was
going to experience for the rest of his life.
Your Doctor About Testosterone
would give up at this point, resigning this as an unavoidable fact of
life. Of course, changes in energy level aren't the end of the world,
and Michael only reflexively mentioned these symptoms to his doctor.
Luckily, his doctor recognized that his symptoms could be the result
of a larger, overarching issue, and suggested that they do some blood
work to try to uncover the underlying cause.
Michael's blood test was analyzed, it was discovered that he had
significantly Low Levels of Testosterone for his age group. Although
Testosterone Levels are normally bolstered by regular exercise, men
start to experience diminished returns as they age. For men like
Michael, this can occur very early, even in the thirties.
Deficiency can occur at any age, but it normally becomes symptomatic
at some point from the early thirties onward. Many men make it until
their fifties or even later before they need treatment, while others
like Michael need it much earlier.
physician, Dr. Brannigan, strongly believes that Testosterone
Deficiency is significantly under-diagnosed. Michael's doctor is a
physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
and Low Testosterone are scientifically referred to as Male
Hypogonadism. Testosterone Deficiency is generally caused by one
of two primary issues: Primary Hypogonadism and Secondary
Hypogonadism is the result of physiological changes that take
place within the testicles. This can be the result of natural changes
in Testosterone Production, or it could also be the result of damage
that occurs to the testicles as a result of illness or physical
damage from various sources.
Hypogonadism is the result of changes in function upstream.
Testosterone Production is preceded primarily by the release of two
hormones, Luteinizing Hormone and Follicle-Stimulating Hormone.
that suffer from Age-Related Testosterone Deficiency suffer from
Secondary Hypogonadism. The testicles generally are able to properly
produce Testosterone throughout the lifespan, but the Pituitary Gland
starts to release less and less of the necessary hormones to produce
normal Testosterone Levels. These changes in Pituitary Function are
generally related to changes in Hypothalamic release further upstream.
Like Human Growth Hormone Deficiency, changes are most often the
result of issues of the Hypothalamus rather than the target organs,
Michael learned about his Testosterone Deficiency as a result of his
feelings of fatigue, there are a number of other symptoms that are
associated with Testosterone Deficiency as well. Among the symptoms
of Low-T are:
United States, psychiatric medicines are commonly prescribed. Many
men start taking anti-depressants when they enter their thirties,
forties, and fifties. Dr. Brannigan believes that in many cases this
is a mistake.
and many of his associates have noticed that physiological depression
shares a number of distinct characteristics with Testosterone
Deficiency, although they have very different root causes. Depression
is a serious medical issue which needs to be treated appropriately,
but if Depression is the result of Low-T, anti-depressants are simply
masking other underlying issues which will not be treated
appropriately if a patient is simply prescribed anti-depressant
The Manliness Hormone
numerous ways, Testosterone is truly what creates a man. The problem
is, this robust source of masculinity fades over time, generally at a
rate of between one and two percent each year.
menopause, many men aren't significantly affected by declining
Testosterone Levels. Some men, on the other hand, are significantly
affected, and require Testosterone Hormone Replacement Therapy in
order to restore a more healthy and normal everyday life. Although
Testosterone Replacement has been available for a few decades now,
scientists are learning more and more about the way that
Low-Testosterone affects men as they grow and older.
Men Are Turning to Testosterone
last decade, the number of cases of diagnosed Testosterone Deficiency
have risen sharply. There are many reasons for this:
and word of mouth has increased the visibility of Testosterone
research is uncovering new reasons for Testosterone Replacement
stigma behind Hormone Replacement has largely declined among men as
a result of both of the above factors
word of mouth has a lot to do with the spread of Testosterone Hormone
Replacement Therapy, there is a large and growing body of scientific
evidence that shows that Testosterone Replacement is a beneficial
treatment option for a larger percentage of men than currently
physician, Dr. Niederberger, says that recent studies have shown that
males have much higher odds of experiencing symptoms related to
Testosterone Deficiency than what was believed previously. Dr.
Niederberger is a representative of the University of Illinois at
researchers and physicians do not fully realize why some men
experience Low Testosterone earlier than others, there is a growing
chorus of doctors that recommend treatment.
many forms of Testosterone Replacement, including Testosterone
Injections, Gels, Patches, and Dermal Implants. All of these forms of
treatment are effective, and it is largely up to the patient to
decide which is right for them. Although there are some that warn
that there are still risks involved when utilizing Testosterone
Replacement, Dr. Brannigan explains that, when Testosterone is used
appropriately, it is effective and incredibly safe for the vast
majority of patients.
Testosterone Replacement can help many people, it isn't right for
everyone. Physicians utilize a battery of blood tests in order to
decide who qualifies for treatment.
Brannigan says that men shouldn't be afraid to talk to their doctor
about treatment. For men that are experiencing significant changes in
health and quality of life as a result of the aging process, he
strongly recommends at least bringing up the subject with a doctor.
most doctors are well-trained and highly qualified, they all have
their biases and mindsets. Just bringing up Testosterone can
facilitate a conversation that can help you significantly in the long
Men That Experience Symptoms of Low-T Need Testosterone Replacement
the suggested guidelines regarding Testosterone Hormone Replacement
Therapy have changed. It is not considered necessary for all
individuals to be screened for Hormone Deficiency. Low-Testosterone
is not considered a medical condition in and of itself.
mentioned earlier, different men are affected by Low-T in very
different ways. If you are experiencing symptoms that are related to
Testosterone Deficiency, talk to your doctor and find out if
Testosterone Replacement is right for you.
Man You Used to Be With Testosterone
says that Testosterone Replacement Therapy has changed his life for
the better. He has used Testosterone for over two years now, and the
treatment has brought his hormone levels back to normal. Today, he
says that his energy is as high as it has ever been, and he is
happier than he has been in a long time.
explains that Testosterone didn't make him a Superman, it just turned
him back into the man that he used to be. Testosterone Hormone
Replacement Therapy helps men thirty and older recapture the energy
of their teens and twenties.