What is Testosterone?
Testosterone makes a man a man. The naturally occurring androgen hormone plays several critical roles in a man’s life. For example, during puberty, testosterone helps increase the size of the penis and testes. During this time, testosterone can also help deepen his voice, contribute to the production of facial hair, and help build long, lean muscles.
Testosterone’s Function in Men
This hormone is responsible for the development and maintenance of a man’s sexual organs, his beard and body hair, low voice and the production of sperm and red blood cells. It has an anabolic effect on muscle cells, causing them to become stronger. It’s why most men are naturally stronger than most women. It’s interesting to note that women have testosterone, too, but their blood levels are far lower than a man’s.
Unfortunately, as men age, testosterone begins to take a nosedive. For most men, these changes become increasingly noticeable between the ages of 40 and 60.
If you’re a man who has experienced a significant decline in energy coupled with a loss of virility and low libido, you should know that these are some of the tell-tale signs of low testosterone. However, in many cases, testosterone levels start to decline at age 20. As an adult, testosterone continues to contribute to strong bones and muscles and also helps men maintain a healthy sex drive.
How Low T Can Affect Men’s Health
From their 30s to around age 50, men can expect to see a 2 percent drop in their testosterone levels every year, according to some studies. While this may seem like a relatively small percentage, it can quickly add up over time and can significantly impact one’s health.
In addition to decreased libido and a decline in energy, symptoms of low testosterone can include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- A decrease in bone density
- A decrease in muscle mass
- Memory problems
- Weight gain
- Reduced virility
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Are you interested in trying testosterone therapy? Wondering if it can help your situation? Our testosterone therapy services are evidence-based, state-of-the-art, and effective.
We design a personalized treatment plan based on your blood work, lab results, and level of comfort with each procedure. LifeGaines Medical & Aesthetics is a sexual wellness and age management clinic focused on helping both men and women optimize sexual well-being and optimal health.
We focus beyond prolonging life and personal aesthetics to optimizing function. Testosterone therapy, administered at our Boca Raton location might be for you if you are looking for greater virility, energy levels, and increased libido.
Come experience the difference and call today to schedule your initial consultation and blood work.