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Hormones are complex chemical messengers sent primarily though the blood and bodily fluids to organs and tissues to alter and control functions. Hormones affect every aspect of our body's functions, from growth and sexual maturity and mood to how well one sleeps. Testosterone is a hormone found in both men and women, though it is the main sex hormone in men and found in much smaller quantities in women. It plays a crucial role in regulating sex drive, mental wellbeing, bone density, muscle strength, and weight regulation.
Testosterone is responsible for the dramatic changes (increase in muscle and physical appearance, deeper voice, and sudden acute interest in sex) adolescent men during puberty. In adulthood, it helps keep a man's energy levels up, weight gain down, and sex drive going.
After the age of 30, men's bodies begin to decrease the amount of testosterone produced. This decline begins subtle and increases with age. As testosterone levels drop, signs and symptoms begin to intensify. The most common initial symptom is a loss of interest in sex.
Medical conditions like diabetes, depression, and high blood pressure often have similar symptoms of Low T. In the past, this led many physicians to misattribute the symptoms of Low T to an underlying condition. Modern medicine recognizes the significance of healthy testosterone levels.
During the initial exam, a thorough medical history and physical exam is conducted. More serious explanations for symptoms must first be ruled out. A simple blood test will be done and sent to a lab to determine the specific levels of testosterone.
TMH's medical team and board-certified physicians administer testosterone for men whose physical exam, medical history, and blood composition test results confirm a diagnosis of Low Testosterone. Regular routine blood composition tests are provided on a timeframe dependent upon your needs. Based on these results the provider may prescribe specially-formulated supplements to correct overall hormone levels.
The body is constantly striving to maintain a constant balance, known as homeostasis. When levels of a certain hormone increase, the body compensates by increasing production of other corresponding hormones.
When testosterone levels increase, the body begins to increase estrogen production. Though estrogen is commonly associated solely as a female hormone, males produce estrogen in much smaller quantities. Females also produce testosterone in similar levels. Elevated estrogen levels in men is associated with enlarged prostate and enlarged male breasts.
TMH's doctors monitor blood composition throughout treatment and manage any imbalances or elevated hormone levels. TMH provides patients with powerful supplements that prevents the body from converting free flowing testosterone into estrogen.
You may not even be aware that low testosterone levels are the cause of your persistent weight gain, fatigue, sleep problems, and sexual dysfunction. Balancing hormone levels is key to overall wellbeing and mental clarity.
Don't delay seeking treatment. As you age your levels will only continue to decline, and symptoms will worsen. Our team of medical professionals and board-certified physicians can diagnose and treat Low T at an affordable cost.
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