Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Testosteroneis the hormone that men produce which controls male physical features. Womenhave testosterone too, but in much smaller amounts than in men. The benefits ofhaving optimal levels is overwhelmingly positive. Improved mood, increasedenergy, more lean muscle mass and less body fat are just a few benefits thatone would see when their levels are “normalized” As humans we are all unique sowe judge what is normal based on T levels falling within a certain range.
Many factors contribute to how or why one one particular individuals levels may vary. The brain and pituitary gland, a small gland at the base of the brain control production of testosterone by the testes. From there, testosterone moves through your blood to do its work. Interestingly, testosterone levels change from hour to hour. They tend to be highest in the morning and lowest at night. Testosterone levels are highest in men around the ages of 20 to 30 and slowly decline after age 30 to 35 by 1% to 2% annually.
For various reasons, testosterone levels in a male can become, and remain too low. Less frequently, testosterone levels can become too high. When T levels are not in balance, health problems can result. If you are experiencing any symptoms of low T, you can easily get your levels checked and determine if there is an underlying cause. Fortunately there are options available and you can get treatment to fix hormone problems.
Here are 5ways that you can help to boost your natural testosterone levels to reach your optimal levels and live and feel better.
Exercise and Strength Training (Weight Lifting)
One of the best ways to remain in good health and to prevent several lifestyle related diseases is to exercise regularly. Studies have proven that it can also boost your testosterone levels.
A recent study by the European Journal of Applied Physiology found that men who exercise regularly have higher testosterone levels. In older males, exercise increases testosterone levels, overall fitness, reaction time and quality of life as well.
A separate study in Japan found that increased energy in obese men had a greater effect on increasing testosterone than a weight loss diet. Where losing weight is certainly beneficial, the body produces more testosterone as a reaction to a strength and conditioning program used for the same purposes. Resistance training is key for both short and long term T boosting.
Carbohydrate intake also plays a role, with research showing that carbs help with optimizing T levels when exercising and resistance training. The body needs proper nutrient and energy stores to exercise effectively and limit cortisol production. A low card diet may limit the energy levels that are available to the body and deplete fat as an alternative energy source. Fat is essential in T production so this may begin to cause a reduction with the body in being able to produce testosterone.
In short, don’t overeat or restrict calories too much for too long. Maintain a health balanced diet and your T levels will rise.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
How Soon Will I See Results After Starting Testosterone Therapy?
Often patients come in and ask how long will it take before they start feeling improvements after they begin TRT. There's many different factors which will indicate the rate of which patients will begin to see improvements in their health and quality-of-life. To answer that question we will dive back into one of the more important factors which is "what are the true symptoms of low testosterone?"
- A lower Drive in one's desire to be with members of the opposite gender, romantically certainly one of the biggest symptoms that we see.
- Hormonal fluctuations mood changes and hot flashes often will be experienced by men who suffer from low testosterone levels.
- ED or difficulty getting the "rocket to launch off the pad" is extremely common and fortunately treatable.
- Decreased semen volume.
- Hair loss
- Lack of energy and fatigue.
- Decrease in muscle mass with an increase in body fat.
- A decrease in bone mass.
- Poor sleep quality and restlessness.
- Mood changes, irritability and lack of focus.
So by augmenting ones hormone level through TRT just how long can a patient see improvements in some of these symptoms?
Since humans are inherently individual and unique, The rate at which one experiences improvements will vary from one person to the next. As a general reference point we have found that the majority of men with symptoms of low T who are under a physicians medically supervised hormone replacement program will see dramatic improvements. The treatment usually will start to work sometime around the 2nd to 3rd week but will become way more noticeable after the first four weeks of Therapy. The first symptom that you will notice is improved interest in your romantic Drive and often improvement in overall mood after just six weeks of treatment. Typically speaking there is a plateau between months two and three where the treatment options are kicked into high gear and patients notice markable changes and improvements.
The best way to learn about how you can benefit from this type of therapy is to speak with me medically Licensed expert who will be able to detail how treatment works and what to expect.
Call us today for a free consultation and to determine if this type of therapy may be right for you. You can learn why so many men have benefited from a simple phone call....Don't the life you want to live pass you by.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
The Best Low Testosterone Clinic in South Florida.
Have you noticed that you have less energy than you once did? Do you notice an increase in body fat when you look in the mirror and find that it’s getting tougher to lose those extra pounds than it used to be? What about a decrease in muscle tone? Do you find that its harder to sleep at night and that you’re more restless than you once were? Would your spouse say that you have less interest? What about a lack of focus? Do you find that you seem increasingly irritable and more depressed? These are all signs of low T. Here are few things to know
Testosteronereplacement therapy is as an area of medicine that your primary care physician is probably not a specialist in. Having a physician with extensive experience in vital and will ensure optimal results. Because TRT is such a specialized area of medicine, that you see more specialty clinics. The reason being that these physicians are more capable of administering and monitoring a patient undergoing TRT than one with minimal experience.
TRT, when administered by an experienced physician, has very few negative side effects. Although it’s contraindicated for men with pre-existing prostate cancer. Make sure to discuss all possible side effects with your physician during your initial consult.
Some benefits can be observed almost immediately, while some others may take longer. Vitality can improve in only a few short weeks. So can depression, however the loss of body fat and an increased muscle mass will take a few months to plateau. Most people however WILL notice a marked improvement rapidly and feel like a new man in just a short period of time.
A "normal" testosterone reading can be misleading. It is important to have your total, free and bioavailable testosterone measured to get a more accurate understanding of your overall hormonal health. Whatever your levels are now don’t show a trend unless you know what your levels were years ago. So unless you have been tracking your T levels since you were in your 20’s, your lab results may not indicate how much your testosterone levels have actually declined and for how long. A reading of 500 ng/dl doesn’t seem that low on the surface but if you used to be at 1000 ng/dl, one could say you’re significantly low.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) should be considered when evaluating the symptoms, not necessarily the blood values. If you a chronic lack of energy, gain fat easily, find it difficult gaining muscle (despite being on a weight training regimen), have reduced “vitality”, and feel depression quite often, TRT may benefit you greatly. Often physicians will treat the symptoms and prescribe a medication for depression, weight loss and sleeplessness. These prescription drugs have many negative side effects are often costly and only mask the symptoms. Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy is a way to treat the underlying reason for these symptoms and have results that will make a huge improvement in the quality of life of the men who are on TRT.
You have multiple choices in how you can treat low T. There are creams, patches, implanted pellets yet, testosterone injections give you the best results. Ultimately you will need to decide what method best suits your lifestyle.
In general, low testosterone, or hypogonadism, has mostly been a problem for middle age men (and older). A study in 2006 reported 39% of men over the age of 45 suffer from testosterone deficiency. A separate study stated that while 13 million men in the United States might suffer from low testosterone, less than 10% get treatment.
Those numbers may be high, and reflect only the men who were clinically deficient and had been tested for their levels. It does not consider the millions of men whose lab tests say they may be either within normal levels or had not been tested for T deficiency despite showing symptoms.
It also does not take into consideration the men who don't typically get their T levels tested because they are in their 20’s or 30’s and don’t make the connection between their symptoms and their T levels. Millions of them are probably deficient as well. Not just because of aging, but most likely due to environmental estrogens, pituitary and T reducing chemicals that we use every day.
It's been reported that the testosterone levels of today's average man is potentially half of what their grandfather's was at the same point in life several decades ago.
For information of how to get tested and to schedule a consultation to learn more about hormone replacement therapy, please call us at 561-277-8260 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our expert medical staff will be glad to answer all of your questions and help you decide if TRT is right for you.