Hormones are responsible for many different bodily functions, yet we usually aren’t aware of them. When your hormone levels are normal, everything functions as it should. However, low hormone levels, such as low testosterone in males, can cause a wide variety of concerning symptoms. If you have low testosterone and are wondering if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is the right choice, there are several aspects you need to consider before making your final decision.
While the media may have you believe that impotence and lack of sexual desire are a normal consequence of aging, this is not true. Men and women have the ability to enjoy intimate relationships for their entire lives, provided there are no diseases or health issues creating a barrier. Any loss of libido or performance should be checked out immediately. If your low testosterone has robbed you of your libido or has had a deleterious effect on your sexual performance, BHRT can help restore function and desire once more. Don’t be too shy to bring up sexual issues, as they can also point to other health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes or coronary artery disease. Of course, it’s also possible that low testosterone is the sole culprit. It’s important to be certain as to what exactly is causing your lack of desire.
More Fat Deposits
A man with low testosterone may notice that his beer gut is disappearing and his thighs and backside are expanding. In some cases, breast tissue may even start to grow larger. This can be embarrassing and can also cause a drop in libido due to lowered self-esteem. Fat deposits can be whittled away with careful diet and exercise, but genetics and hormones are largely responsible for where fat is stored. If you are noting your body fat redistributing in ways that you are not comfortable with, it may be time to start BHRT and get back a more masculine physique.
Getting Started with BHRT
If you or someone you love is struggling with low testosterone and doesn’t like what is happening to them, BHRT at MedSpa 22 may be a viable option. Make an appointment at our office in Fort Myers to learn more. We look forward to helping you with all of your symptoms and getting you back on track to feeling like yourself again. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for BHRT!