Few people have a clear understanding of just how far-reaching and important hormones are until their bodies start producing less of them. This is certainly the case for men who find themselves feeling chronically fatigued, less virile, and increasingly emotional as they move through their thirties and into their forties. In addition to these developments, aging males with diminished testosterone production can also experience joint pain, joint stiffness, decreased muscle mass, and modest losses in both bone density and overall bone health. While many of these changes are commonly attributed to the normal aging process, when they’re severe, they can have a very significant and negative impact on overall life qualities. Fortunately, hormone replacement therapies can help restore balance throughout the body to make this age-related transition infinitely easier.
What It Means To Have “Low-T”
“Low-T” or low testosterone levels are often associated with a decline in overall virility. That’s because aging males with decreased testosterone production often have significantly lower libidos. In fact, some men may even struggle with various forms of erectile dysfunction. With fewer erections, weaker erections, and a general decrease in sexual interest all-around, these changes can be quite alarming on their own. Surprisingly, however, the greatest and most impactful changes caused by lowered testosterone can be downright deadly. Men with extremely low levels of this hormone have a statistically higher likelihood of experiencing heart attacks and developing heart disease. As such, hormone replacement therapy isn’t just a matter of life quality in some instances. When major risk factors are high, this therapy can sometimes be life-saving.
Are You A Good Candidate For Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Experiencing a wealth of “Low-T” symptoms is a good sign that you might be a candidate for this treatment. Before discussing your options in testosterone placement, however, it is important to rule out other possible causes for any general health changes that you’re experiencing. Scheduling a consultation appointment will allow the doctor to learn more about your medical history and your present state of health. You’ll receive a thorough physical exam during this visit, and have blood work performed to measure your current hormone levels.
Given that declining testosterone production is an expected and normal part of the aging process, the doctor may find that this change is something that you’re capable of managing entirely on your own. When the general health effects of “Low-T” create excessive health risks and a considerable decrease in your life quality, however, you can work with the doctor to determine whether hormone replacement by injection, under-skin pellets, or topical gel is right for you. You can also learn more about using IV vitamin injections to further restore your vitality and boost your energy. Get in touch with us today by calling 205-352-9141 to learn more about how we’re helping men comfortably and successfully navigate the aging process.