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Males & Testosterone: Lost Your Mojo?

First, let’s clear something up — testosterone is not just the “male hormone.” Both men and women have testosterone; in fact, we share virtually all the same hormones, just in different amounts.

What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is an anabolic, or tissue building hormone as well as an androgenic, or masculinizing hormone. Unsurprisingly, men have a lot more testosterone than women, yet women certainly need it too.

Like many hormones, testosterone drops with age; however, testosterone can also be prematurely reduced (at any age) by stress, birth control pill use, diabetes, and narcotic use, along with many other reasons. Testosterone is the primary hormone responsible for libido in both men and women. Women suffering from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, and other issues often have very low testosterone levels and can improve dramatically with testosterone replacement.

Who Needs Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Virtually everyone who has diabetes, or uses narcotics regularly for pain control, has hypogonadism, i.e. low testosterone. Many women on birth control pills can have an extremely low testosterone level because of the increase in SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) caused by the pills, that suck up all the available testosterone. Testosterone can be replaced at any age and in both sexes.

Using Testosterone Replacement Therapy:

• Depression can be relieved
• Libido restored
• Motivation returned
• Energy revitalized

You CAN get your mojo back! There are hundreds of studies showing the medical benefits of testosterone replacement therapy. Not only is testosterone helpful for improving libido and mood, but also improving cognition, cardiac function, wound healing, muscle strength, stamina, recovery and energy.

Andropause

Men go through a form of menopause called ‘Andropause’ typically in their 40s and 50s. The symptoms of Andropause include lowered sex drive, decreased muscle mass, depression, lack of motivation, fatigue, increased body fat, and decreased strength and stamina. Many of the same symptoms can occur in women at any age that have a low testosterone level.

Proper Testing is Key

As is the case with many hormones, just because your testosterone is in the “normal range” does not mean it is optimal. Additionally, it is essential to check your free testosterone level in addition to your total testosterone level, due to the SHBG issue noted above.

Generally speaking, you always want your hormones to be in the upper-third of the normal range.

Just going from the lower third to the upper third of the normal range can dramatically improve your quality of life. Don’t settle for the “your blood tests are normal so you are fine” response from your doctor if you feel that you may be experiencing hormone imbalance. You and your mojo deserve to see a physician who specializes in hormone optimization.

We Can Help

Call Amen Clinics today at 888-288-9834 or visit us online.

Learn more about Bioidentical Hormonal Replacement Therapy from Dr. Mark Filidei of Amen Clinics Orange County, CA:

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COMMENTS

  1. Judy Bee says:

    Loved the information you shared. However, I have a question. Can you comment on the safety of bio identical hormone replacement VS the increased risks of breast cancer in women?

    Thank you!

  2. Carol says:

    What is recommended for women at 50 who experience too much facial hair

  3. LW says:

    My hubby, in his early 60s, refuses to get tested. He has all the symptoms minus weight gain. Anything I can try for him to see if it helps?

  4. Rosemary says:

    From this article about Testosterone replacement…no need for you to have it.The more you’ll have hair growth.

    For your social image especially for women with facial hair is not to pull them off. The more you allow much more rapid growth of hair on your face. The hair grow faster if you keep on pulling them from the roots. Here’s what you can do have a small not very sharp scissor. A pair of scissor that is sharp enough to cut those tiny hair growth. You glide the scissor over the facial hair and slowly, carefully cut the hair only from the surface. By simply cutting them is a sure way of removing the facial hair growth but not allowing much more rapid hair growth by pulling them right off from their roots. You will see that the facial hair growth is slower than when you pull them off. Try this method. And you will find that it’s simple and effective. It works for me…just on my upper lip. Have a wonderful new facial image without the hair.

    As to not wanting them to grow is impossible as you have testosterone hormone. We all have. We only need to know how to suppressed so much and faster growth of facial hair growth.

  5. charlotte barfield, thank you and thank you for the PBS programs. says:

    At age 94 I feel gratefully well. My favorite TV channels are PBS and their Create channel. Thank you.

  6. Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men says:

    Love the information you shared. However, I have a question. Is there any side effect of the testosterone replacement therapy. Can you comment on this?

    Thank You!

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