Testosterone is the male hormone produced in the testicles that stimulates sperm production, gives men their sex drive, and is responsible for building muscle and bone mass. As men age, the production of testosterone diminishes. When the level of this hormone falls below the normal range, men begin to experience adverse effects:
- Lowered sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Thinning or loss of hair
- Fatigue and low energy
- Loss of muscle and bone mass
- Increase in body fat
- Mood changes
- Feeling older than you are
Other health or lifestyle issues may be causing your problems, so a simple blood test is required to determine if your symptoms are a result of low testosterone. This test measures your serum testosterone level, and if your level is below the normal range for healthy men (300 – 1,000 ng/dL), you are diagnosed with Low-T.
The good news is that you don’t have to live with this condition! At Progressive Health and Rejuvenation, we can help.
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If lab tests confirm that you have Low-T, hormone replacement therapy is an ideal solution. This safe and effective treatment replaces the testosterone you lost over the years, returning your hormone level to what it should be.
Testosterone is administered through injection, implant, skin patch, gel or mouth patch. Your doctor decides which method is right for you. Bioidentical testosterone replacement uses natural substances to make a replica of the body’s naturally produced hormone. Bioidentical hormones are custom-made for each patient to address his individual hormone imbalance.
At Progressive Health and Rejuvenation, we combine testosterone therapy treatment with overall wellness. This integrated solution includes diet, lifestyle and fitness changes in addition to the hormone therapy. Every solution is customized to each individual to ensure you get the optimal plan that is just right for you!
Natural Testosterone Boosters
If your testosterone level is not low enough for a Low-T diagnosis, but you’re experiencing some of the symptoms above, then these natural remedies may help:
Lose Excess Weight
This decreases your risk of developing Low-T and diabetes.
Get Enough Sleep
Adults generally require between seven and nine hours each night.
Eat Foods Rich in Zinc
Zinc can help regulate serum testosterone levels. Adult men need 11 mg of zinc daily. Consume more oysters, crab, lobster, red meat, poultry, beans, nuts and whole grains.
Reduce Sugar Consumption
Sugar can decrease testosterone levels by up to 25 percent.
Get More Exercise
Testosterone levels increase after exercising. Exercise also improves mood, boosts energy and endurance and helps you sleep better, all of which can positively impact your sex drive.