What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is the hormone most readily identified with masculine strength and virility. Produced in the testicles, this chemical plays an essential part in the development of many primary and secondary male characteristics including.
- Reproductive tissue in the prostate and testis.
- Growth and maturation of the penis and scrotum.
- Development of muscle mass and overall muscular strength.
- Building denser, more mature bones.
Alongside these attributes, testosterone also helps to regulate insulin and glucose levels, which in turn works to lower body fat. But for most men, testosterone is most readily identified with the role it plays in maintaining and enhancing our sexual libido.
Testosterone Levels are Declining
Studies show that men today have 20% less testosterone on average, than men of a similar age 20 years ago. Doctors blame a variety of environmental and dietary factors for this rapid decline, citing everything from rising obesity rates and sedentary lifestyles to additives in foodstuffs and growing pollution levels in particular.
Regardless of these external contributors, the fact is that testosterone decline is inevitable once you hit your 30s. Medical research shows that after this point, testosterone levels decline by about 1% every year, which means that by the time you’ve reached the age of 55 you have about 20% less testosterone than you did in your prime. However, this decline can begin even earlier in some cases where obesity, drug abuse, or certain medical conditions are involved.
What is Low T Syndrome?
Low T syndrome is often likened to a male version of menopause; it is caused by a marked overall decrease in testosterone across the body (usually at levels at or below 300 nanograms of testosterone per deciliter of blood). Unlike female menopause this can occur at any age.
Indications of Low T Syndrome
The most apparent indication of low testosterone is a decreased libido. This can lead to erectile dysfunction as well as a lowered sex drive. However, the impact of these symptoms goes far beyond physical effects. Ultimately, the failure to express yourself sexually with a significant other, can affect your self-esteem and thus your overall quality of life.
Despite being quite commonplace, Low T Syndrome is not addressed as frequently as female menopause, which means many men are forced to suffer in silence due to a lack of understanding about their condition.
Non-Sexual Indicators of Low T Syndrome
- Fatigue and lowered energy levels.
- Loss of muscle mass.
- Depression and overall lack of motivation.
- Diminished athletic performance.
- Loss of strength.
- Sudden accumulation of body fat.
Low T Syndrome Can Be Treated
Bioidentical hormone therapy offers a natural, holistic method for restoring your body’s testosterone back to original levels. Dr. Ali Agha, oversees a tailored hormone therapy program that is allied with nutritional and physical recommendations that can help to lift your sexual libido out of the doldrums.
The testosterone replacement treatments offered at our clinic can boost your flagging energy levels, improve your mood and motivation, enhance your body fat composition and most importantly, bring back your sex drive for good.
Our treatments can be offered through either:
- Intramuscular injections administered on a weekly basis.
- A tailored schedule of testosterone pellets administered every 4-6 months.
All treatments are preceded by a comprehensive hormone level assessment, which is used to inform the specific composition of your BHRT treatment.