Taking Charge of Your Health
When you first hit puberty, you didn’t mind all of the consequences. With the rush of testosterone, your voice became deeper, you developed muscle, and your energy levels likely increased. Unfortunately, this gift is often only for a short period of time. As you age, your levels of testosterone start to diminish. This comes with quite a few consequences of its own. An effective way to help treat that testosterone imbalance, however, is to undergo testosterone replacement therapy. Whether you’ve just signed up for it or you’re looking to, this article will touch on some details about what you can expect.
Telltale Signs of Testosterone Imbalance
First, it’s important to consider if you need testosterone replacement, to begin with. Have you noticed that your muscle definition is starting to fade? Perhaps even with your regular visits to the gym, your muscle isn’t as easy to maintain or build up. To add to this, perhaps you’ve even noticed that your weight is steadily gaining. You haven’t started eating more or all that differently from your usual diet, so what’s happening? These two signs alone can often determine if you have a hormonal imbalance. This is because hormones help to regulate your metabolism. Your metabolism breaks down your food and converts it into energy. Without it working at peak efficiency, you may feel tired more often and notice that you can burn off the fat as easily as you did before.
Another big telltale sign of a testosterone imbalance is hair loss. Greying and receding hairlines is not just a sign of aging, but it’s also tied to a hormonal imbalance. Finally, your sex drive and its sudden lack of existence may be another factor of a loss testosterone count.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
The solution for a reduction in your testosterone count is testosterone replacement therapy. As its name might suggest, the therapy involves introducing more testosterone into your body in order to achieve the same level that you were before the hormone was reduced. There are many different ways to obtain testosterone into your body. Sometimes, you may be given oral medication. Other times, you may need to apply a topical gel in certain places of your body. Perhaps most commonly, you will be required to take an injection into your muscle. This last procedure can often be done either by yourself or by a nurse during regular checkups.
You’ll likely feel and notice the benefits quite quickly. Because testosterone replacement therapy is introducing new testosterone to your body, your biology will pick up where it left off. Muscle gain will become easier again. As will keeping off your weight with a proper diet and good exercise. You may even notice that your sex drive is back to normal–if not slightly increased. Overall, your mood will be improved and your energy levels will be back to normal. For more information, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Advanced Anti-Aging & Weight Loss. At our convenient location in Evansville, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!