Men, on average, have life spans that are five years shorter than women, and make half as many yearly doctors’ visits. From childhood, many men are encouraged by society to suppress emotional or physical discomfort and to “suck it up.” While these conceptions of masculinity are shifting, many men are still encouraged to ignore concern over injury or discomfort.
Men’s Health Month is an important opportunity to highlight these challenges and barriers to men’s health and the importance of stressing prevention, detection, and education. We encourage you to schedule regular checkups and be proactive about addressing symptoms.
Testosterone & Men’s Health
While it can be hard to talk about, low testosterone can have a serious impact on overall male physical and emotional health. Erectile dysfunction and low libido maybe symptoms underlying a testosterone dysfunction, which can have broad-ranging implications on overall health. Unfortunately, only 5% of men with testosterone insufficiency receive hormone replacement therapy.
Low testosterone may have a wide range of influences on overall health and well being. These can include low energy levels, insomnia, weight gain (especially around the midsection), brain fog, loss of muscle mass, decreased libido, decreased sexual performance (erectile dysfunction), joint pains, and mood disturbances, including irritability. As testosterone decreases, there is also an increase in inflammatory cytokines in the brain, leading to more free radicals and oxidative stress. This causes damage to the endothelium, brain cells, and mitochondria, restoring testosterone levels increases blood flow to the brain, decrease beta amyloid deposition in the brain, and decreasing inflammatory cytokines.
Testosterone Replacement in Men
Optimizing testosterone using the BioTE Method of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) may help alleviate the challenges associated with low testosterone. While the benefits of optimizing testosterone maybe overwhelmingly positive, seeking new care can be intimidating. After receiving testosterone replacement, many patients report:
- Less body fat, especially around the mid-section
- Increased energy levels
- Retention of muscle mass
- Heightened mood
- Increased libido and sexual function
Here at Modern Rejuvenation Center, we know there is no one “magic” number; every man is different and treating each patient is unique to find the right solution. Let us help you learn how BHRT can help revitalize your life through BioTE’s method of pellet therapy. Call us at 317-827-6326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and set up a blood test.