St. Louis Testosterone Therapy – Bioidentical Hormones for Men
With men, the body’s slow, steady decline of testosterone often starts as early as the 30s. Other factors can cause a rapid lowering of testosterone level, including genetic conditions, diet, testicular damage or infection, diabetes and exposure to toxins, radiation or chemotherapy.
If you feel like you struggle to get through each day due to low energy and fatigue, have difficulty maintaining focus, and can’t lose fat and build lean body mass despite adequate exercise, then you are most likely suffering from andropause- male menopause.
Testosterone supplementation can give you back energy, zest for life, sex drive, erectile function, and orgasms like when you were in your twenties!
Testosterone supplementation with bioidentical hormones can:
- Improve erectile function
- Increase orgasm intensity
- Increase sexual desire
- Increase lean body mass
- Increase muscle tone
- Increase energy levels
- Decrease fatigue and lethargy
- Improve mental clarity and focus
- Improve sleep patterns
- Decrease body fat
- Improve cholesterol profile
- Reduce migraine
- Improve insulin resistance / treat diabetes
- Improve cardiovascular health issues
- Increase bone strength
As a man’s testosterone level declines most men tend to get more and more apathetic, with decreasing motivation, security, and confidence. Feeling so blah causes many men to feel anxious or depressed. Insomnia is also common with low testosterone.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a well established science and there are hundreds of studies documenting the safety and effectiveness of TRT. Some of the largest studies simply observe that men who are low in testosterone have about a 50% increased death rate over the subsequent decade when compared to men with normal testosterone levels.
Heart disease is the number one killer in men. Testosterone helps prevent heart disease by improving the cholesterol profile, discouraging blood clots, and by keeping blood vessels open and elastic. Testosterone can be given to men with advanced heart disease and is shown to improve their functional ability to stress the heart.
Adding testosterone therapy to an exercise program results in much better blood sugar control than exercise alone. Dementia and depression are much higher in men with low testosterone levels. Testosterone has both protective and growth-stimulating effects on nerve tissue in the brain, and is shown to have a regulating effect on the plaque that accumulates in the brain with Alzheimer’s dementia.
The myth of testosterone causing prostate cancer has been thoroughly debunked. In fact, at the time of diagnosis, men with prostate cancer tend to have a lower testosterone level than average. Men with low testosterone also tend to have more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. TRT does not increase the risk of cancer, and recent studies show it is even safe to use TRT after treatment of prostate cancer.
Testosterone replacement therapy prevents disease and helps maintain quality of life, and like other age-management strategies, it is changing the paradigm of normal aging!