While it isn’t something that most men want to hear, their testosterone levels can begin to dip after age 30. It’s the natural result of aging that can bring down important bodily functions, such as their sex drives, muscle mass and strength, bone density and fat distribution. This is why at Uptown Medical Wellness & Anti-Aging Center, we provide Testosterone Replacement Therapy, which can help you feel energized and bring you up to speed on the testosterone levels that your body might be lacking.*
What You Need to Know
Testosterone is a hormone produced in the adrenal gland and ovaries in women and testicles in men. The word “testosterone” has become synonymous with masculinity and its characteristics. For women, however, this hormone is produced in lesser amounts throughout their lifetimes compared to men whose testosterone production levels can increase significantly during early adulthood. After the age of 30, production can drop gradually every year thereafter. Some of the roles where testosterone plays a factor include:
- Facial hair growth
- Sex drive strength
- Better moods
- Thinking and verbal memory retention
One of the biggest benefits of healthy testosterone levels is an increased blood cell production. A good and healthy heart will pump blood to the entire body, providing organs and muscles with the oxygen they need for peak performance. Low testosterone, on the other hand, has been linked to cardiovascular risks, but a high testosterone count can help red blood cell production.
More Muscle, Less Fat
What most don’t know is that testosterone is mainly responsible for the increase of muscle mass. What does having a leaner body do for you? For starters, it can help control body weight and maintaining one’s energy drive. A recent study has shown that testosterone treatment can increase muscle strength and size while decreasing fat. According to the study, some men did find a change in their lean body mass but did not see a change in strength. Testosterone therapy can enhance exercise and training levels.*
Mineral density depends largely on the levels of testosterone, and as testosterone levels drop as we age, bone density can decrease as a result. Unfortunately, this can raise the risk of osteoporosis and weaker bones. If you’re looking to improve your athletic performance, strong bones are definitely a must since they help support internal organs and muscles.
A Happier Libido
When sexual arousal happens, testosterone levels naturally rise. As you can imagine, men with higher testosterone levels tend to experience higher sexual activity. On the other hand, older men may need more testosterone to increase their libido and treat erectile function. Also keep in mind that erectile dysfunction can be the result of other medical conditions that may need to be confirmed by a physician.
Putting a Smile on Your Face
Depression, irritability and fatigue can also be symptoms of low testosterone levels and a low quality of life. According to another recent study, hypogonadism (a low level of testosterone serum), which occurs in older men, can benefit from testosterone replacement therapy.
Learn More Today!
If you have any questions about testosterone replacement therapy, then contact us today! If you’re suffering from low testosterone levels, then our service can help you. Reach out to us today in McAllen to learn more about the procedure or to schedule your session!
*Results will vary from person to person.