Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist in Nashville TN
Hormone replacement can lead to a lower risk of health problems such as illnesses and injuries. It can also improve mood, energy, and sexual drive. Hormone replacement therapy is available at American Male Medical. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online. We are located at 1900 Patterson Street Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37203.
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What are the signs that you need hormone replacement therapy for men?
What effect does hormone therapy have on men?
What are the five benefits of testosterone replacement?
Age diminishes the effectiveness of the biological mechanisms responsible for producing testosterone. The testosterone level generally declines by 1% every year after the age of 30. The symptoms and signs of reduced testosterone levels begin to become more noticeable in older men.
A hormone imbalance can lead to many uncomfortable and distressing symptoms, such as hair loss and erectile dysfunction. Accompanying symptoms can include mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, memory loss, low sex drive, loss of muscle mass, and more. In addition to negatively impacting your work and sleep, hormone imbalances can also negatively impact your relationships. When hormone imbalance or deficiency is negatively impacting your livelihood or you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms it may be time to consider hormone replacement therapy.
The levels of hormones your body produces can be affected by underlying health conditions. An imbalance in the thyroid can occur as a result of autoimmune diseases or medication, while the decline of testosterone can occur as men age – typically after the age of 30.
Testosterone is the primary male hormone, and it contributes to a host of normal physiological processes in the body, including hair growth, muscle mass, sexual desire, and erectile function. It is also essential for maintaining typical male characteristics.
In general, hormone replacement therapy produces gradual results. Treatments build on each other until you achieve a hormone level that is appropriate for your body chemistry. After the first treatment, patients can expect to see results in about two to four weeks, regardless of which treatment method is used.
The influx of testosterone will help promote the release of serotonin in men and can result in an increase in sex drive, energy, and strength. Other benefits, such as reduced depression or anxiety, improved memory, or reduced risk of diabetes and heart attack may accompany this.
Men with “hypogonadism” or reduced testosterone levels have been shown to benefit from testosterone replacement therapy in many ways.
The production of red blood cells required for physical exertion and performance as well as maintaining a strong heart can be aided by testosterone. Researchers found that men with testosterone levels returning to a normal range had a 36% lower risk of stroke and a 24% lower risk of a heart attack.
By optimizing testosterone levels, fat can be decreased, and muscle size, strength, and endurance can be increased. The best results are generally achieved when testosterone therapy is combined with an exercise regimen that is regular and healthy.
The decline in testosterone causes men’s bone density to decrease as they age, increasing their risk of fractures, breaks, and osteoporosis. There is a strong link between testosterone and bone mineral density, as well as improved musculature that allows for more mobility and support.
Most people are aware that testosterone and testosterone production are closely linked to men’s sex drive and libido, with higher levels generally corresponding to an increase in both. Erection quality and the ability to maintain an erection can also be affected by low testosterone levels.
In addition to physical symptoms, low testosterone can also cause emotional symptoms. Fatigue, irritability, and depression have been linked to low testosterone levels. Anxiety and depression may be alleviated by fixing low testosterone levels.
Hormone therapy is available at American Male Medical. We are located at 1900 Patterson Street Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37203. For more information, call us or request an appointment online.