What Is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group and is found in mammals, reptiles, birds, and other vertebrates. In mammals, testosterone is primarily secreted in the testicles of males and the ovaries of females, although small amounts are also secreted by the adrenal glands. It is the principal make sex hormone and an anabolic steroid.
In men, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as the testis and prostate as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as increased muscle, bone mass, and the growth of body hair. In addition, testosterone is essential for health and well-being as well as the prevention of osteoporosis.
How Can Testosterone Levels Become Low?
Testosterone levels decline gradually with age in human beings. The clinical significance of this decrease is debated. There is disagreement about when to treat aging men with testosterone replacement therapy. The American Society of Andrology’s position is that “testosterone replacement therapy in aging men is indicated when both clinical symptoms and signs suggestive of androgen deficiency and decreased testosterone levels are present.” The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists says “Hypogonadism is defined as a free testosterone level that is below the lower limit of normal for young adult control subjects. Previously, age-related decreases in free testosterone were once accepted as normal. Currently, they are not considered normal. Patients with borderline testosterone levels warrant a clinical trial of testosterone.
What Are The Symptoms Of Low Testosterone?
Low Testosterone can cause eight distinct symptoms
- Low Energy Level
- Low Libido (sex drive)
- Some mind clarity issues (including a link to the development of Altzheimer’s Disease)
- Inability to lose weight, especially belly fat
- Can cause Erectile Dysfunction
- Is a precursor to the development of diabetes
- Is a precursor the the development of cardiovascular disease
- Is a contributor to increase morbidity (early death)
How Can I Determine Whether My Testosterone Is Low?
A simple blood test is performed and analysed to determine your Testosterone level.
What Can I Do If My Testosterone Is Low?
One of our physicians will prescribe hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical Testosterone in order to raise your Testosterone level back up to a physiological level.
What Other Treatments Options Are Available?
Sermorelin therapy intends to replace lost HGH levels with the use of a compound called Sermorelin acetate. Sermorelin is an amino acid (growth hormone releasing peptide) that stimulates the body to produce more HGH, and it is now widely used as an anti-aging treatment. Sermorelin therapy can improve your mood and libido. … Also, a decreased libido is often associated with a human growth hormone decline, and is also associated with a decline in testosterone and estrogen production, but restoring normal HGH levels has been shown to improve libido for both men and women.
HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone produced during pregnancy to help the baby grow, and while it has been used for different purposes in the medical community for decades, it has recently become the centerpiece of a new diet that uses HCG drops, shots, or spray to raise testosterone production in males and help keep and promote lean vascular muscle gains.