Chances are that you’re familiar with the sense of heaviness that sits in your mind and your body after a long day of work. Sometimes, you even might catch yourself waking up in the morning with the same feelings. Maybe you didn’t get enough sleep. Or maybe you overdid it the day before. Most of…
Low testosterone, also known as low-T, can occur as a result of injury, surgery, or chronic illness and cause a host of symptoms that compromise your quality of life. But the most common cause of low testosterone isn’t an accident or illness— it’s aging. And the symptoms are no less serious because they’re driven by a natural process.
Thousands of men experience symptoms of low testosterone, otherwise known as low T, every year. The natural consequences of this hormone disruption aren’t always openly discussed—but they should be. Low sex drive, muscle loss, and diminished energy are just a few of the experiences that are common to men who have low T, and these uncomfortable symptoms can be easily and safely treated through testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).
As men grow older, their testosterone levels progressively become lower and lower. This may leave them feeling tired, irritable, and alarmed by the way their bodies are changing. But aging men aren’t the only ones who can experience hormonal issues; primary hypogonadism, pituitary gland and hypothalamus dysfunction, and even obesity can all have a profound impact on testosterone production and affect men who are young and otherwise healthy.
Despite sticking to his tried-and-true jogging and weight lifting routine, Mark noticed that he seemed to be losing muscle mass. Where his triceps once held his skin taut, flabbiness was starting to take over. But the real wake-up call came when he saw an older picture of himself. In the two years since the picture was taken, his pectoral areas had grown substantially—but it was all fat. When increasing his workouts didn’t help, Mark began to wonder if he had a health issue that he wasn’t aware of.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a powerful therapy made from plant-based hormones that are chemically identical to those produced by the body. BHRT is prescribed to treat a wide variety of hormone-related symptoms in both men and women, including those going through menopause or andropause and who have thyroid disorders or adrenal fatigue. Whether you need support due to natural hormonal transitions or a medical condition, BHRT can be a life-changing therapy that has helped people take control of their health and find a comfortable balance for over 30 years.
Many men struggle with the way they look and feel as they age. Balding, trouble maintaining a healthy weight, enlarged male breast tissue, and trouble adding muscle mass start to nag you, potentially for the first time. Meanwhile, symptoms like erectile dysfunction, fatigue, low libido, and depression can drastically interfere with your relationships and your…
Andropause, or male menopause, can bring on a host of uncomfortable symptoms like weight gain, low sex drive, and fatigue, among many others. If you’ve experienced these symptoms lately, you may be wondering if they’re connected to the lower levels of testosterone associated with andropause. You may also be wondering, how long does male menopause last? And, more importantly, how can it be treated?