Testosterone is a male hormone produced primarily in the testicles. A man’s testosterone levels will determine his sexual function, development, and growth. Low testosterone later in life can have a huge negative impact on a man’s well-being.
During puberty, men develop body hair, facial hair, muscle strength, and a deeper voice because of testosterone. This hormone is responsible for sperm production. When a man reaches 40 years of age, he may begin to develop a reduction in blood testosterone levels. The hormone replacement treatments offered by Rapid Slim by Bigenics may be exactly what these men need to get their life back on track.
How Is Low Testosterone Defined?
Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome is a condition where a man’s body does not have a sufficient amount of testosterone to function at a proper level. Since it is a syndrome, it is a group of symptoms that when looked at as a whole give evidence of a health condition or a particular disease.
Many medical professionals identify low blood testosterone as being anything less than 300 ng/daL. There are a number of symptoms or conditions that have been linked to low hormones. They include:
• Erectile Dysfunction
• Loss of Muscle Mass
• Increased Body Fat
There are many reasons why a man may experience the above-mentioned symptoms. Things like medication, diet, obesity, illness, or damage to the testicles can cause those symptoms.
The American Urological Association has found that approximately 20 percent of men over the age of 60 have low testosterone. Thirty percent of men in their 70’s and 80’s are dealing with this condition. The only way to know for sure if your lack of energy, loss of muscle mass, emotional fluctuations, and other symptoms are caused by a reduction in hormones is to have a blood test administered by a medical professional.
Testosterone plays a vital role in a man’s libido. Some men have a natural decline in their sex drive as they get older. However, someone who is battling with low T is going to experience a drastic drop in their libido that goes above and beyond what one would naturally expect for a man of their age.
Semen is a fluid that has a milky appearance. Its purpose, among many things, is to facilitate the mobility of sperm. When a man has low T, he will see a decrease in the amount of semen his body produces, resulting in a lower volume of semen during ejaculation.
Testosterone is what produces the sex drive in men. It is also a key factor in not only achieving but also maintaining an erection. It’s important to note that testosterone on its own is not what causes men to have erection. However, it works in conjunction with brain receptors that cause the body to create nitric oxide. Nitric oxide sets a series of chemical reactions in motion inside the body, facilitating the occurrence of an erection. When a man has testosterone levels that are lower than what they should be, he may have difficulty attaining an erection before sex and may notice a drastic reduction in spontaneous erections.
However, testosterone is just one of many processes that leads to attaining and maintaining adequate erections. Other health problems including diabetes, high cholesterol, stress, depression, and anxiety can be a factor for men dealing with ED.
The connection between hair loss and hormones is very complicated. It is estimated that more than 50 million men are battling with male pattern baldness in the United States right now. The hair loss is due to a shrinking of their hair follicles, leading to an impeded hair growth cycle. New hairs become thinner and thinner until there is no hair left at all.
Dihydrotestosterone, the hormone behind hair loss in men, is a derivative of testosterone. Although DHT is associated with male pattern baldness, this does not mean that it is directly linked to the amount of hormones you have in your body. This means that just because a man has an excessive amount of testosterone does not mean that he is going to have male pattern baldness. It is the sensitivity of your hair follicles and your genetics that leads to the hair loss on your head.
Men who have low T may experience male pattern baldness. They may also notice a reduction in body hair and facial hair.
Loss of Energy
As you get older, you will experience a natural decline in your energy levels. However, it is not natural for a person to be constantly fatigued or with decreased energy levels. Men who have low testosterone levels often report a loss of energy or a sense of fatigue as the first symptom that alerted them to their condition. These individuals are tired all of the time. It does not matter if they get plenty of sleep, if they are well rested, or if they’ve had time to relax. Because of their low hormone levels, they find it difficult to exercise and even engage in everyday life activities.
Testosterone is the primary hormone connected to muscle growth and to fat loss. Researchers have seen that anabolic steroids, which are designed to cause a person’s testosterone levels to spike, when given to young healthy men will cause their body to grow muscle and lose fat, even if they do not exercise.
Conversely, men who are dealing with lower than healthy testosterone levels find it difficult to put on or keep on muscle. They find it difficult to lose fat. In fact, they may find themselves putting on fat while they have not changed their diet or exercise routine.
Osteoporosis is a disease where your bone mass becomes thin. Most people think about osteoporosis and women, especially those who have reached the age of menopause. However, men who have low testosterone levels can also become victim to bone loss. Testosterone is what helps men produce strong bones. As a result, men with low T, especially men who are over the age of 60, experience a reduction in bone volume. This is dangerous because these men are more susceptible to bone fractures and other ailments.
One symptom of low testosterone is emotional mood swings. Men who are dealing with low T have been recorded as battling depression and feeling stress and increased anxiety.
This is because testosterone plays a role in a man’s overall state of mind. It influences the way his brain works. Researchers have long known that low hormones can be a source of mental health issues in men. This is because men have cells in their brains that have testosterone receptors. When testosterone levels are low, the brain reacts in a way that produces mood swings.
All of the symptoms mentioned above, when coupled with fatigue and loss of energy, can leave a man feeling less attractive, less vigorous, and more insecure. Couple this with the strain that low testosterone can have on a person’s romantic relationship and it is understandable how testosterone levels have a direct impact on one’s mood and emotions.
A Gradual Process
Men experience a gradual decrease in testosterone levels over the years. The older a man gets, the more likely it is he is going to dip in hormone levels. Thankfully, there are tests your doctor can perform to monitor your hormone levels. Based on these tests, the doctor can recommend the necessary treatment. The doctor can also discuss with you the benefits of medical intervention including, hormone replacement therapy.
A Bright Future
Men who are dealing with the frustrations connected to low testosterone levels do not have to just sit back and take it. There are many treatment options that are available, including the testosterone replacement therapy offered by Rapid Slim by Bigenics.
Testosterone replacement therapy is administered via injections. The injections are usually placed in the gluteal muscles. This allows the hormone be naturally absorbed in the body. This option is preferred by men do not want the hassle of needing to remember to take pills or supplements on a daily basis.
The purpose of hormone replacement therapy is to improve the hormonal imbalances that men experience. In the same way that your body’s reduction in hormone levels happens gradually, restoring your hormone levels to a healthy point is a gradual process that happens over time.
Thankfully, men who are candidates for hormone replacement therapy experience positive and noticeable results. The symptoms that they had that were connected to their low testosterone levels are likely to disappear. This means that they could go back to living a healthy and active life like they did before low T became an issue.
Am I a Good Candidate?
There are a lot of factors that are evaluated by the professional staff members at Rapid Slim by Bigenics when determining if you are a good candidate for this treatment. We invite you to schedule a consultation with team in Atlanta, GA. During this consultation, our medical staff will help you determine the best course of action for your needs.