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The decline of normal testosterone levels in men can lead to many negative health consequences and unpleasant symptoms that adversely affect the quality of life. Bioidentical hormones for men are used to balance the signs of a hormonal imbalance. By restoring male hormonal balance to the body through the use of bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy, men may experience a significant improvement in these male menopause symptoms.
Natural testosterone replacement therapy must be administered under the supervision of an experienced medical doctor specializing in bioidentical hormones.
Health risks related to low testosterone:
Normal testosterone levels in men can be affected by
lifestyle and environment factors
Risk factors for low testosterone levels in men:
Obesity a risk factor for testosterone loss and low testosterone levels in men
Many scientific studies point to the fact that men with obesity and type 2 diabetes have also low testosterone levels. There is a correlation between obesity, insulin resistance and abnormally low testosterone levels in men. Men who are obese often have associated hypertension and metabolic syndrome.
How can testosterone levels be enhanced naturally ?
Adjusting one's lifestyle, changing certain medications, loosing weight, eating a proper diet can boost natural testosterone production. Utilizing bioidentical hormones to treat other hormonal imbalances such as hypothyroidism or an adrenal imbalance (adrenal fatigue, adrenal exhaustion) can positively affect testosterone levels in men and therefore alleviate the symptoms of low testosterone.
Tribulus terrestris is an herb used to enhance the body's natural production of testosterone. It has been used in
Clomiphene is sometimes used to increase testosterone release from normal testicles. Its usage is "off the label" and not FDA approved.
Does low testosterone lead to diabetes ?
Men with diabetes usually have low testosterone levels. Low levels of testosterone in men can cause many health problems including metabolic syndrome as well as type 2 diabetes. Testosterone increases lean body mass, improves insulin sensitivity and has a positive effect on lipid profile, lipid metabolism and blood pressure. Testosterone decreases the risk for type 2 diabetes. Natural testosterone replacement therapy through the use of bioidentical hormones for men has been shown to improve the quality of life in men with type 2 diabetes. Men with type 2 diabetes can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Testosterone replacement therapy and prostate cancer
Multiple studies have not shown signs or symptoms of BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy) in men during bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy. Short term-studies determined that no convincing data exists to imply that natural bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy creates an increased risk for prostate cancer. Long-term studies are needed for a final determination. Allopathic medicine discourages testosterone replacement therapy pointing out that testosterone can increase benign prostate hypertrophy and prostate cancer. However, evidence suggests that decreased levels of testosterone and increased levels of estradiol can lead to abnormal growth of prostate tissue.
Natural testosterone replacement therapy and chronic diseases
Testosterone supplementation through the use of natural bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy in patients with chronic diseases including AIDS can improve well-being and quality of life including elevating mood and energy levels as well as muscle mass. These benefits of testosterone replacement therapy were observed even in AIDS patients with normal testosterone levels. Testosterone replacement therapy can significantly help improve stamina in many patients with chronic diseases. Patients whose ailments include decreased muscle and bone mass leading to frailty can benefit form natural testosterone replacement therapy. Furthermore, by improving mental performance, testosterone replacement therapy can slow down signs of senility in older men.
Testosterone exerts anti-inflammatory actions on the body
Testosterone replacement therapy decreases inflammatory responses in the body by reducing the level of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Since inflammation is believed to play important role in many degenerative diseases, normal testosterone levels in men can protect against the development or progression of chronic diseases. Bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy should be administered under the supervision of an experienced medical doctor specializing in bioidentical hormones.