Do you suffer from fatigue, decline in job or physical performance, loss of sex drive, depression or high blood sugar or cholesterol? You could be suffering from declining Testosterone.
Testosterone is the primary male hormone. It plays a key role in male sexual characteristics as well as promoting increased muscle and bone mass. In addition, testosterone is involved in health and well being.
The decline of testosterone that occurs with age results in about a 1% annual decline after the age of 30. By the age of 50 men will have lost at least 30% of their total testosterone.
The significance of testosterone for male sexual function is well known. New insights, however, underscore the critical role that testosterone plays in maintaining youthful neurologic structure and alleviating depression, as well as inducing fat loss in those who are unable to reduce body weight regardless of diet and exercise. Recent studies have also demonstrated that low testosterone in men is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and an almost 50% increase in mortality over a 7-year period.
Everyday lifestyle changes can help maintain optimal testosterone. These include stress reduction, avoiding sugars and food additives, eating whole foods, getting adequate sleep and exercise, and maintaining an ideal weight.
Testosterone supplementation after appropriate testing can be implemented using bioidentical hormone creams or injections. At Vivify, Dr Hagen will work closely with you to plan an effective treatment approach that includes continued monitoring and screening.
Restoring testosterone to youthful ranges after specialized testing can help restore your energy, libido and improve your health and wellness.