Hormones regulate many of our body’s essential functions and even play roles in regulating mood and behavior. In a basic sense, they are messengers that are part of our endocrine system, sending signals for various parts of your body during important cycles such as menopause and puberty. Between men and women, there are many differences in types of hormones and the roles that hormones play.
In men, hormone replacement therapy centers around testosterone replacement. With Human Growth Hormone Therapy, the treatment is available for healthy, adult men and women.
Human Growth Hormone Replacement is a treatment course that can address aging symptoms that are linked with a reduced HGH count. Growth Hormone deficiency may be associated with significant changes in body composition, bone density, lipid metabolism, cardiovascular function and physical well-being. Additionally, individuals with decreased Growth Hormone levels may have affected sleep patterns and decreased immune system function.
How do I know if I have low testosterone? Symptoms of low testosterone
As mentioned, some symptoms of low testosterone are similar to other conditions. Some of the most common signs of low testosterone include:
- Low libido
- Poorer quality of erection or inability to maintain an erection (in men)
- Loss of morning erections
- Lack of energy
- Feeling sluggish and tired
- Changes to skin and hair
- Fertility issues
- Poor muscle tone and not getting the same results in the gym
- Hair loss
- Difficulty coping with stress
- Concentration and memory issues (brain fog)
- Depression or feeling low
- Insomnia or disturbed sleep
- Irritability (grouchy old men!)
- Aggression (this is seen in both high and low levels; not at optimal levels)
- Loss of drive and motivation
Causes of low testosterone
Testosterone levels naturally start to decline slowly from age 30. Some will start to notice symptoms of low testosterone around the age of 35 but other factors can contribute or be the cause of low testosterone, including:
- Anabolic steroid use
- Poor sleep
- Environmental factors like pesticides and/or chemicals in food and water
To learn more about hormone replacement therapy, schedule a consultation with Dr.Rosenberg.