Testosterone is one of the most important hormones for men! After the age of 30, testosterone levels begin to decline by one percent per year. Other factors such as stress, obesity, nutritional deficiencies, diabetes, and pituitary gland tumors can cause abnormal levels at any age. It’s important before starting any testosterone therapy that you are properly screened for potential diagnoses outside of aging.
Some symptoms of testosterone deficiency include:
- Memory loss
- Decreased libido
- Decrease in muscle mass
- Bone loss
- Weight gain
Bioidentical natural testosterone therapy is the preferred method of replacement. At Dynamic Life Health Center, we carefully monitor the metabolism of testosterone. The concern with testosterone therapy is the conversion to estradiol and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). High levels of DHT can cause prostate enlargement, baldness, and aggressive behavior. While men need some estradiol to maintain bone strength and prevent osteoporosis, too much estradiol can cause increased risk for stroke, heart disease and diabetes.
There are tremendous benefits of testosterone therapy which include:
- Decrease risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Prevention of osteoporosis
- Improved muscle mass and strength
- Increased sense of emotional well-being
- Weight loss
- Improve erections and libido
We will help you identify the best course of action to improve your testosterone levels naturally.