27 Jan The benefits of testosterone
Modern science has taught us much about the benefits and importance of the body’s hormones. Scientists and doctors now understand how important the balance of hormones in our bodies is, and how critical it is to maintain that balance.
The side effects of a testosterone imbalance can be dangerous, and this is true for both men and women.
In men, low testosterone is most commonly linked to a low sex drive, causing disruptions in romantic partnerships, as well as self-esteem issues. Clearly, the issue goes far beyond sexual performance.
Properly balanced testosterone in a man results in decreased fat and increased muscle mass, impacting cardiovascular and muscular health. Recent studies have also found an interesting link between low testosterone and life expectancy. Men with less testosterone are statistically more likely to have shorter lives than men with high testosterone.
Women also feel the effects of testosterone imbalance. Common knowledge holds that testosterone is just for men, but that’s not true. Low testosterone in women results in a wide variety of hard to diagnose symptoms: fatigue, anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, and weight gain are some common symptoms.
These effects are commonly seen after menopause, but hormone imbalances can happen at any age. Properly balancing the body’s natural testosterone and estrogen levels prevents these symptoms.
In both men and women, imbalances in testosterone result in health issues like diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and osteoporosis. So testosterone is important for more than just men’s health issues; it crosses gender boundaries and affects all areas of the body.
Dr. Lara’s office is aware of the risks and inconveniences that imbalanced hormone levels bring to the human body, and we are pleased to offer Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to our clients.
BHRT works to reach a targeted level of hormones in your body, restoring your body’s natural ability to keep healthy and fit. Hormones are beneficial at any age, but most commonly we administer the therapy to people in their 40’s, when your body naturally begins to slow production of certain hormones.
Supplementing these declining hormones can keep your body fit and active for much longer. Bioidentical hormones are made from plants and are identical to the hormones naturally produced by your own body. We never use synthetic hormones, which have been shown to increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Some of the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy include increased bone density, weight loss, sleep improvement, increased vitality and energy, higher libido, and more muscle mass. Our clients love the results and energy they’ve get once their hormonal levels are fully balanced.
Because hormones are so important, we’re proud to lend our medical expertise to ensure all our hormonal treatments are tailored to your specific needs.
If you’re curious about BHRT, you can check out our frequently asked questions or take a short quiz to see if BHRT would be a good fit for your body.