Low Testosterone (Low-T) & Male Menopause
When men and women approach the age of 35 to 40, testosterone produced in the adrenal glands and testes slowly taper off. Additionally, men who have higher stress levels, have a poor diet and exercise regimen, experience rapid weight gain or participate in drug use will experience an even lower level of testosterone that is produced. Diagnosing low testosterone is the first step. You can schedule an appointment for Testosterone Replacement Therapy Los Angeles by calling our office at +1 424-283-4273.
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in the male body. It controls men’s physical features. The testes (testicles) generate testosterone. Women have testosterone too, but in much smaller amounts than in men. Testosterone helps promote a healthy transition into puberty. These changes include:
1. Growth of the penis and testes
2. Growth of facial, pubic, and body hair
3. Deepening of the voice
4. Building muscles and strong bones
5. Getting taller
What does testosterone do?
Testosterone in men is responsible for both physical and emotional wellness. Testosterone plays a crucial role in creating sperm and making men able to have children. This hormone continues to release itself throughout a man’s life and slows as men reach their 30’s and 40’s. The male body releases it at a regular rate. You might ask what happens when the body produces less testosterone? Men experience the following as a result of less testosterone production:
— Hair loss
— Low muscle mass
— Reduced bone density
— Mood swings
— Erectile dysfunction
— Lower sex drive
This is a particularly frustrating time in a man’s life. These changes are often sudden and very uncomfortable. They usually manifest with no warning signs at all. Some men may experience some of these symptoms while others experience most if not all. Our hormone doctors Los Angeles will evaluate your symptoms and blood work and create a proper treatment plan that is right for you with the correct amount of testosterone required by your body.
Is male menopause real?
There is a lot of debate in the medical community about this topic. It is not a well-defined biological process. To be specific, Andropause is a condition that affects many men. And it begins during middle age for most. Men with Andropause show a distinguished drop in testosterone levels. These hormonal changes are like the ones women experience. But, men do not have a clear indicator such as the cessation of menstruation. Whereas, women do and it marks the transition in the aging process.
A gradual decline in testosterone levels occurs in all men and is a natural part of aging. Yet, many men will experience these symptoms that affect the quality of their daily lives. Thus may choose to seek medical help for treating Andropause. It is difficult for doctors to predict a couple of different variables. First, the timing and extent of symptoms. Every person’s propensity for experiencing these is different. Knowledge about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this deficiency can help men. Most important, as they continue to lead healthy and active lives no matter what their age.
Men with Andropause
Testosterone replacement therapy in men with Andropause is handy and beneficial. It alleviates the harmful effects of drops in levels of testosterone. The preferred method of treatment is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. BHRT is a hormonal therapy that uses plant-derived hormones. These are identical to the ones produced by the human body. BHRT hormones are patient specific. In other words, doctors created them for the individual patient’s need. They are very different from the synthetic ones used in traditional HRT. Each of us has our own unique medical condition and medical history. Dr. Nazarian ensures treatment achieves the objectives of optimal health and well being.
Testosterone shots for men aim to replenish the lost levels of testosterone. This can occur before or during a transitional period. Men 30 years and older get injections to curb the adverse side effects of low testosterone levels. By doing so, they move forward without discomfort, anxiety, and fatigue. For these reasons and more, many men are turning to testosterone injections. During treatment, Dr. Nazarian often injects testosterone into the muscle. The most common areas for injection are the thigh, glutes, or deltoid muscles. Testosterone absorbs into the bloodstream. Over short periods, it carries throughout your body.
Currently, there are two primary modified strains of testosterone used in injections. First, is testosterone enanthate (TE). It is also known under the brand name Delatestryl. Second, is Testosterone cypionate, which goes by the brand name Depo-Testosterone. Both are androgens and anabolic steroid medications. Both modified forms absorb with ease from the injection site. Further, they both display a longer half-life. As opposed to the natural occurrence of testosterone. According to WebMD, “Only men with symptoms of low testosterone and blood levels that confirm this as the cause of symptoms should consider testosterone replacement.”
What are the benefits of testosterone injections and Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
The natural progression of life indicates a loss of testosterone around 40 years old for most men, although some experience significant testosterone loss earlier in life. Testosterone replacement is a natural means of replacing and replenishing lost hormone levels to provide stability and support for men. Natural Hormone Replacement Los Angeles specializes in testosterone replacement therapy Los Angeles for men using testosterone injections, patches and gels as a method of treatment. Injections are routinely administered weekly and are taught to patients so they can perform them on their own. Monitoring begins at the first appointment and throughout testosterone replacement treatment to closely monitor the effect of the treatment with proper dosing.
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Our licensed practitioners use specific individualized doses for each individual patient for optimal results. In a week or two many of our patients find they are well on the way back to obtaining a healthy sex drive, a greater threshold for their individual stamina as well as reducing and eliminating other physical and emotional side effects. A significant benefit is that men can live life without the many side effects of getting older. This is the primary benefit of receiving testosterone injections. Also, men express they have a higher desire for sex. It slows the rate of hair loss. As well as having more energy and sexual stamina.
Don’t let the side effects of healthy aging hinder your day to day life. Are you suffering from low testosterone? If you are, please call our Hormone Replacement Therapy office today. Dr. Nazarian will assess your all-around health and customize your treatment plan. Keep your body and mind on track at all stages of life.