As men age, they lose bioavailable testosterone, the most important of two testosterone forms.Typically between the ages of 40 and 55, men often experience a phase similar to the female menopause, called andropause. Although there is not a definitive signal such as the cessation of the menstrual cycle in women, there is a similar drop in hormone levels (testosterone for men; estrogen for women). This may cause bodily changes and be accompanied by changes in attitudes and moods, fatigue, a loss of energy, sex drive, loss of muscle strength and size, less physical agility, and erectile dysfunction.
Men lose about 25% of their lean body mass by age 85 and many suffer hip fractures. Testosterone increases bone mineral density and increases lean body mass. Far earlier in life, men in their mid-40s often experience the realization that things that once were easy—a healthy sex drive, and the ease and duration of erection—have taken a significant downturn due to losses in testosterone. This can affect mental outlook as well. Helping men regain a more positive and youthful outlook on life and reducing the risk of age-related disease can take you a long way toward living life better.
There is much medical literature out in support of raising testosterone levels to optimal (the upper range of normal) levels to provide protection against heart disease, diabetes, loss of bone density and muscle strength, and to raise energy levels, libido, motivation, cognition, and memory. Additionally, testosterone has been shown to decrease cholesterol and to protect the brain against the protein deposits that lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
The Center for Modern Aging’s Male BHRT programs are specifically customized to your body. We use the most recent evidenced based science to construct effective programs for you, offering safe, natural, and medically-based bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for men.
Men and women rely on a proper balance of estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, DHEA (dihydroepiandrosterone) thyroid, cortisol, insulin, and growth hormone. As the aging process takes place, hormone levels tend to decrease. A change or decline in hormones, when left untreated, can impact your weight, mood, and mental clarity, and put you at increased risk for serious conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and loss of bone density. The Center for Modern Aging’s comprehensive Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Program (BHRT) is an option that can significantly increase your quality of life.
Hormone optimization or BHRT refers to the science of restoring hormones to clinically appropriate levels. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is used to restore hormone levels to an optimal range. We use hormones with a chemical structure identical to hormones naturally produced in the human body. These should not be confused with synthetic hormones, which have been shown to have adverse affects in several studies. Periodic laboratory testing is used to monitor all of your hormone levels and to keep them in a safe and optimal range.
This program is most intensive in the first year while hormone levels are being optimized; for most people it becomes less intensive as hormone levels stabilize after the first year. Participants in our program should experience improvements in energy, body composition (decreased abdominal body fat and increased lean muscle), bone strength, skin tone and elasticity, memory, cognition, cardiovascular fitness, sleep, libido, and an overall heightened sense of well-being within the first three to six months after beginning the program.