Low Testosterone Therapy
As men get older, their bodies tend to experience a decrease in testosterone levels. It is entirely natural for the human body to produce less-and-less testosterone over the years as an individual grows older. Vital human health offers a personalized approach to understanding your unique hormone systems. Our program consists of the following steps:
- FREE consultation with a medical professional.
- Blood work and Doctor consultation.
- Labs and plan formulation.
- Prescription based on your labs.
- Follow up a consultation.
What is a Testosterone Deficiency?
A deficiency of testosterone does not produce a singular symptom that alerts the individual of the issue. Many men suffering from low testosterone already have symptoms, but do not understand that the issue is caused by a hormone deficiency. Symptoms often vary, and the severity of the symptoms entirely dependent on the individual. It can be challenging to diagnose low testosterone without comprehensive testing by a medical provider specializing in men’s sexual health.
Signs of Low T
Low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism, is a condition that affects more than 20 million men in the United States today. After the age of 30, most men will begin to develop declining levels of testosterone, about 1% per year, throughout their the rest of their lives. The American Urological Association defines low testosterone as blood levels of testosterone below 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). This drop in testosterone levels can lead to symptoms such as:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased energy levels
- Increase in body fat
- Changes in mood
- Low libido (sex drive)
- Difficulty sleeping
- Reduced bone mass
- Hair loss
- Reduced semen volume
- Hot flashes
- Reduced muscle mass
In addition, low testosterone is highly associated with chronic disease states such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, hypothyroidism, HIV/AIDS, high cholesterol and asthma. Finally, men with a long history of narcotic intake, chronic steroid use, history of chemotherapy or radiation, testicular trauma/infection, as well as history of head trauma, are at increased risk of low testosterone.
How Common is Low Testosterone?
Since testosterone gradually decreases over time, many men do not even notice the slow change over time. Men often just assume that the symptoms of decreased energy levels, decreased sex drive, and worsening erectile function are simply a normal part of aging. Current data indicates that low testosterone affects almost 40% of men aged 45 and older, but increases to up to 50% of men over 80 years old.
Although there is no cure for low testosterone, there are certainly effective treatments available that can result in significant and noticeable changes in the quality of life of aging men.
Still not sure hormone therapy is right for you?
At Vital Human Health we 100% understand that this type of therapy can be a bit scary. We want you to know that we are here to provide you with all the necessary information so that you can make an educated and informed decision about your health. Consult your physician and see if this treatment is right for you.