Testosterone defines a man’s physiology. Levels are high in adolescents and young adults, supporting the characteristically high energy levels, metabolism, and libido commonly associated with young men. Testosterone supports the growth of lean muscle mass, stimulates the breakdown of fat stores, and strengthens joints and bones. Testosterone is important in maintaining mental and emotional health by enhancing mood, energy, confidence, ambition, motivation, interest in new pursuits, and libido (a healthy sex drive).
Problems associated with decreased testosterone
From the age of 30, testosterone levels decline an average of 2 – 3% per year due to decreased production of testosterone and increased production of the binding proteins that inactivate the hormone. The decrease can occur more rapidly due to environmental or genetic factors. This means that many men in their 40s, 50s, 60s and older are unnecessarily suffering from low testosterone symptoms. Many men begin to gain fat around the stomach and chest areas, while muscle is lost in the arms and legs. The usual exercise routine just doesn’t yield the same results; or worse, results in pain or injury. Energy levels, ambition, motivation, and interest in new challenges decline. Thinking becomes less clear, and intelligence can be affected. Insomnia is common. Men can become depressed, and after reading through all those symptoms, it’s easy to see why.
Lower testosterone and diminished sex drive
A major complaint in men with gradually decreasing testosterone is low sex drive, this is one of the many symptoms that mark the gradual decline of your body’s important hormones. Sex is an important part of life, and central to a healthy relationship, so low libido should never be ignored. In fact, relationships often suffer when one partner loses interest in sex. Commonly, hormone imbalance is the culprit of a man’s low sex drive, or the decline in the strength or quality of his erections.
Relief from the symptoms of declining testosterone
The set of symptoms associated with declining testosterone levels is termed andropause, and while it is increasingly common, it is under diagnosed and under treated. Why? Most doctors only check for “average” testosterone levels. But “average” includes men who are older, overweight and unwell. Average is not the same as OPTIMAL for health or well-being.
With Dr. Power’s customized programs, optimal health is always the goal. When a hormone imbalance is to blame for the low sex drive, bio-identical testosterone, which is identical to the testosterone made in men’s bodies, is used to elevate testosterone to optimal levels.
PowerMD can help
If you feel you’ve lost your edge, your drive, your physique, or your libido make an appointment with us to get your testosterone level measured right away. Contact us or call 415-785-7995 today.