Women are not the only ones whose hormones are thrown out of whack with advancing age. Men also experience a reduction in natural hormone production and find that many aspects of their lives are affected. Two key hormones that dwindle in men over time are testosterone and human growth hormone (HGH).
Low testosterone and HGH can cause the following symptoms:
- Reduced muscle strength or inability to build muscle
- Memory problems
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hair thinning or balding
Balancing out hormones has truly remarkable effects. It can improve your mood, behavior, sexual health, appearance and more. With hormone therapy, you can look and feel better than you have in years.
With her integrative approach to healthcare, Dr. Ahn also understands how diet, exercise, sleep, stress and other lifestyle factors can play a role in balancing out hormones. Once she has a comprehensive understanding of your current health and your goals, she can recommend an integrated treatment plan that helps you look and feel more energetic and virile than ever.
Testosterone therapy can be administered several different ways, including via transdermal patches, gels, slow-release pellets or injectables. Oral testosterone has demonstrated risks of liver problems and is not approved by the FDA for use in the U.S.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
Human growth hormone (HGH) is produced by the pituitary gland to stimulate cell regeneration, growth and maintenance. It helps to regulate muscle and bone growth as well as metabolism of sugar and fat.
HGH is delivered via injection under the skin. Although some websites sell HGH in a pill form, patients should avoid taking HGH orally as it is ineffective.
Discuss Your Healthcare Needs with Dr. Ahn
If you are experiencing symptoms, Dr. Ahn can help you determine whether your levels are abnormally low and whether hormone replacement is right for you. Comprehensive testing is needed to measure hormone levels.
Should testing and an evaluation of your symptoms indicate that hormone therapy could be useful, Dr. Ahn will determine a plan tailored around your unique needs that helps you live a healthier, more satisfying life.
For more information about optimizing your hormone levels and living a healthier and more satisfying life, Dr. Ahn invites you to schedule a one-on-one consultation. Call or email us today to request an appointment.