SYMPTOMS OF LOW TESTOSTERONE INCLUDE:
- Decreased sex drive
- Fewer spontaneous erections
- Sleep Insomnia
- Increased body fat
- Loss of strength
- Low muscle mass
- Decreased bone density
- Lower Energy Levels
- Swollen or tender breasts
- Low motivation
- Loss of self-confidence
- Trouble focusing
- Memory issues
TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY TESTING
HOW DO I KNOW MY RESULTS ARE ACCURATE?
The first concern in testing blood for low testosterone is whether the testosterone level you are exhibiting that day is indicative of your normal levels of testosterone. This is why doctors often draw blood on two separate occasions, allowing them to assess the validity of the results. If the two tests produce vastly different results, then a third would be needed to discern which results reflect your body’s normal levels.
Additionally, three forms of testosterone exist:
• Sexual Binding Globulin (SBGH), testosterone that isn’t available for use by the body
• Estradiol, testosterone that has undergone aromatization in the body, transforming it into estrogen
• Free Testosterone, testosterone that is available for use by the body
If your blood is being checked for overall testosterone levels to see if you need testosterone replacement therapy, your results may indicate a completely normal level of testosterone. However, only Free Testosterone is available for use by the body. The other two types have already been designated to fulfill certain roles. If your Free Testosterone levels are low, then Testosterone Therapy is certainly needed. In fact, the only type of testosterone available for use in injections and various treatment plans is Free Testosterone. Therefore, an overall analysis of your testosterone levels will not be indicative of whether you are experiencing low testosterone levels. Only a measurement of Free Testosterone will properly assess a need for testosterone treatments.
WHY DO MEN NEED TESTOSTERONE?
WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?
Testosterone is a hormone chiefly produced within men’s testicles. This hormone plays a vital role in the overall function of the body. Testosterone is largely responsible for regulating the following:
• Bone density
• Fat distribution
• Muscle mass
• Muscle strength
• Facial hair
• Body hair
• Red blood cell production
• Sex drive
• Sperm production
THE EFFECT OF AGING ON TESTOSTERONE.
ISN’T IT ONLY NATURAL FOR TESTOSTERONE TO DECREASE AS YOU AGE?
The natural decline of testosterone as you age has almost fully become common knowledge. For some, they may even consider it common sense as they recall what they know of older gentlemen. However, though a natural decline in testosterone is to be expected. This decline should only drop about 1% a year after a man hits his 40’s and 50’s. Consequently, such a decline is almost negligible over the course of a year. Once a decade has passed, men might then note the decline in their sex drive or muscle mass. In addition, low testosterone is really only a concern when a man experiences a significant drop in testosterone levels within the span of a year. The symptoms that occur with such a drop will be sudden and startling. These men, though aware something is wrong, often don’t seek the help they need for a multitude of reasons.
Reasons for not Consulting a Professional:
• A belief that being depressed is leading to the loss of sex drive, motivation, and weight gain.
• Embarrassment of sharing problems performing in the bedroom with a doctor.
• The belief that seeking help, especially testosterone treatments, makes them somehow less of a man.
Regain Your Confidence
These reasons, of course, should not prevent you from seeking the help you need. Testosterone replacement therapy will give you back your confidence, your strength, and your physical performance. Whether you have already been diagnosed or suspect you need to be diagnosed, Matrix Hormones can properly assess your testosterone levels. Uncover any extenuating factors causing the loss of testosterone. And provide treatment plans that will have you feeling like yourself again.
Male HRT Services:
• Testosterone Replacement Therapy
• Low Testosterone Treatment
• Male Testosterone Options
• Thyroid Hormone Replacement
• Adrenal Fatigue Treatment
• Erectile Dysfunction Treatment