According to the 2014 Census, the U.S. is experiencing considerable growth in its aging population. While the aging of our citizens will have a wide-range of implications on our country, their medical needs interest me the most.
It’s amazing to watch the metamorphosis in our bodies as we mature. The physical is evident to all of us. We notice it when we look in the mirror … our hair is not as thick and shiny; our skin is not as supple; our muscles are not as pronounced. And it goes without saying that the inside is going through its own changes.
Hormones fluctuate plenty with age. In women, it’s estrogen and progesterone. In men, it’s testosterone. And those hormones are very important because they serve as messengers in the body, traveling through the blood stream to start, stop, speed up or slow down our physical and chemical functions.
And what happens when those hormone levels start to decline? In the case of men, the drop of testosterone can cause many changes – change in sleep pattern; low sex drive; erectile dysfunction; increased body fat; fatigue; reduced muscle mass; decreased motivation and many more. Fortunately, testosterone therapy is available to help reverse these changes.
There are several ways testosterone therapy can be administered:
- Transdermal: A skin patch that’s applied daily.
- Gels: Applied directly to the skin to be gradually absorbed.
- Oral: A mouth patch applied twice a day to the upper gums.
- Injections: Testosterone can also be delivered by injection.
It’s always good to know you have options and solutions, and testosterone therapy is certainly that. As with any treatments, there are also risks. If you’re considering treatment, I’m always available to discuss your options.
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