Aging. It’s a simple word that strikes us all a little differently. To some, “aging” is perceived as “unattractive,” leading to thoughts of gray hair and wrinkles along with decreased energy, a loss of bone mass and increased body fat. But now with evidence-based, proven anti-aging medical intervention, some of the worst elements of aging may be treated. Some of the symptoms we experience as we age are actually due to decreases in hormone levels. Why suffer needlessly when Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can change your life! Increase energy, improve sleep, improved mental clarity, increased libido, and so much more, are now all possible.
As early as their 30s, men can experience a drop in testosterone levels, causing a condition known as low testosterone or “low – T.” When these levels drop significantly, the condition is known as Andropause, sometimes referred to as “male menopause.” This can cause men to experience lower energy levels, loss of muscle mass, decreased libido, and disrupted sleep patterns, among other symptoms. Sometimes when men speak to their physicians about this, the condition is misdiagnosed as depression and symptoms can continue to worsen.
Decreasing HGH levels
Human Growth Hormone or HGH is responsible for many important functions such as bone growth, muscle mass, and brain function. HGH starts to decline as early as the mid -20s and by age of 30, men only have about 20% of the HGH levels they enjoyed during childhood. The remainder of the HGH continues to decline an average of an additional 12 -15% with each decade. Just when men’s bodies are in greatest need of HGH to assist with repair, the hormone is at its lowest levels.
- Decreased sex drive
- Difficulty achieving an erection
- Low semen volume
- Fatigue and lack of energy
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increase in body fat
- Decrease in bone mass
- Mood changes
- Sleep Disturbance
Adult HGH deficiency Symptoms
- Increased body fat, particularly in the waist area
- Anxiety and depression
- Deceased sexual function and interest
- Feelings of being isolated from others
- Greater sensitivity to heat/cold
- Decreasing muscle mass or lean body mass
- Decreased strength, stamina, and ability to exercise without rest
- Reduced bone density