Levels Decline Causing Accelerated Aging and Hypogonadism in Men
human body is regulated by a variety of different chemicals,
hormones, messengers and processes that coordinate together in a kind
of symphony of balance to achieve healthy stability in the human
body, but unfortunately this function slowly fails and unwinds with
age causing the rapid accumulation of aging related symptoms and
diseases. One of the most important of these variables that maintain
the proper function of the human body is the androgen hormone
testosterone and its decline has devastating effects on the health of
the body. Moreover, hormones are the functional regulators of the
human body, and they help maintain a state of homeostasis that allows
us to remain healthy. As a result, hormones are indeed the primary
chemical messengers of the body. Testosterone is the primary sex
hormone in males. Estrogen is the primary sex hormone in females. A
lack of testosterone in the body can result in a variety of
afflictions, such as a loss in muscle strength, a loss of libido and
sexual ability, and unexplainable changes in body mass. Testosterone
is a type of hormone known as an anabolic steroid. It is found in
both men and women, but it is found at an exceptionally higher level
in men (about 7 to 10x). Testosterone is also the hormone that
stimulates male secondary sex characteristics. Inadequate levels of
testosterone can cause many problems that affect both male and female
healthy and normal function within.
Ignore Your Natural Testosterone Decline
men and women do not do not give enough attention to the importance
of proper hormone maintenance, especially testosterone. They do not
start paying attention to their hormones until something goes wrong,
usually beginning in the 30 to 40 age range, and getting worse after
40 and 50. When things do go wrong, we realize how perfectly tuned
our body is when it is young and healthy, and how small problems can
turn into large problems quickly.
Should I Get a Testosterone Deficiency Level Test?
endocrinologists and Internal medicine doctors will often perform a
hormone blood test to measure your testosterone levels in order to
measure your health as determined by your hormone levels and what
they mean. Insurance will normally cover this kind of basic test, and
if not, it is still a relatively inexpensive test to perform. It has
been shown through clinical research that testing testosterone
hormone levels is a very important and cost-effective preventative
care measure, but most doctors do not regularly test the hormone
levels of their patients. Testosterone is important in a number of
the normal functions of the body. For this reason, testosterone
levels are an important indicator of general health. Talk to our
physicians and ask if he or she will check your testosterone levels,
it's real easy, all we have to do is write a script (as long as you
are showing quality of life issues based on our confidential and
secure quality of life form, it's available online). Our physicians at
our hormone clinic will happily set up an exam for you. The best time
to get your blood test is in the morning on an empty stomach. You
would need to fast the night before.
are your Testosterone Levels?
vital to determine if your levels of testosterone are healthy. What
is considered a normal level of testosterone can vary from person to
person, and what is normal testosterone levels for a man is not
necessarily healthy. For this reason, lab tests account for what
would be considered normal for your individual case. Adolescents
after puberty have a higher level of testosterone than older males as
and HIV, Muscle Wasting
all men who go on testosterone therapy do not have HIV. For normal
men with declining testosterone levels they often notice a loss of
muscle mass and strength, this is very pronounced in HIV patients.
Different testosterone doses are prescribed for those that battle
with HIV compared to the normal population, for example. It is
especially important to keep track of all hormone levels in those who
are suffering from the HIV/AIDS virus, because AIDS can break down
numerous bodily functions over time, and if things are not taken care
of promptly, AIDS quickly becomes fatal. Those with AIDS often suffer
from hypogonadism because AIDS is correlated with significantly
decreased levels of testosterone.
patients suffering from hypogonadism or hypopituitarism, symptoms
such as sleep issues, muscle loss, adipose (fat) gain, depression,
and loss of sex drive can occur, among many other issues as well.
Levels of testosterone can be raised through injection to improve the
overall quality of life for those who have a testosterone deficiency.
Happens After My Androgen Testosterone Hormone Blood Test Return?
individual has a testosterone deficiency they have a number of
different options. There are a number of simple ways to administer a
proper dosage of testosterone, including primarily patches,
creams/gels, pills (pills are not recommended), and injections.
Injections are the most effective way to deliver a dose, and the
level of testosterone in the body peaks and decreases over time until
the next injection is received, creating a rhythmic sign wave. It is a
process to maintain constant hormone levels through injection. A
weekly schedule of injection is useful to prevent issues that can
result from unstable testosterone levels.
Patches are another means to maintain healthy testosterone levels
in the body. They are more effective than injections at maintaining a
constant level of testosterone available to the body. One
disadvantage to patches is that they can be considered embarrassing
to wear and can sometimes be difficult to manage.
testosterone gels or creams can also be prescribed. They can be
used by simply massaging the gel into the skin to maintain healthy
levels of testosterone. Pills are not an option, however, because the
liver metabolizes the testosterone before it enters the body. This
can lead to problems such as liver damage. It is not recommended to
take oral testosterone as it can be very detrimental to your health.
Testosterone Monitoring and Testosterone Blood Testing Every Three to
undergoing testosterone treatment, it is important to stay in contact
with our physicians to monitor your testosterone levels regularly
via prescribed blood testing approximately every 3 to 6 months.
androgent Testosterone hormone doses should always be medically
prescribed and based on your blood work lab panel results. If
treatment is not undergone properly and through the means of a
qualified physician, many complications can develop, which is why it
is recommended to only go through our board certified medical
physicians at our hormone clinic.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Potential Side Effects
the most common of these complications is testicular atrophy. Fluid
retention is also commonly reported. Fertility issues can also occur
when Testosterone Therapy is used. As the body undergoes Testosterone
therapy, the testes will produce less testosterone to compensate.
Sometimes this is reversible, but other times it is not, HCG
injections help to keep your testicles nice and full.
and Male Fertility
are trying to have children, and it's not working out, you might have
a low sperm count, which might be testosterone related. It is
important to visit a sperm bank to get tests conducted and results,
before undergoing Testosterone Therapy to make sure it is indeed
to Injectable Testosterone Supplementation
important to take time between each dose of testosterone so that the
body can adjust to changes and become acclimated to a new level of
working testosterone within the body. Carefully keep track of side
effects and let your doctor know about any discomforts you
experience. As the body begins to produce more testosterone naturally
with exercise and HCG injections, it is important to make sure that
one adjusts the dosage to compensate. The needs of the individual
change through the course of treatment and for this reason it is very
important to undergo regular lab tests for testosterone levels.
Thankfully, these tests are quite inexpensive.
you Interested in a Testosterone Hormone Evaluation?
learn more about Testosterone or any other of our treatment options,
fill out the online medical patient intake form and ask to speak with
one of our clinical specialists. Testosterone Therapy is an
incredible way to boost your vitality and well-being, and our
professionally trained clinical specialists and physicians will be
more than happy to guide you to your new and better outlook on life.
We recognize the amazing opportunity that our therapies provide and
want to assist as many people as possible in safely and easily
changing their lives.