After age 30, production of testosterone declines by about 1 percent each year
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Testosterone is the key hormone in men that begins to decline after the age of 30. Testosterone replacement therapy is an option offered by Elite Health Hawaii that helps to regulate the hormone and create an overall better quality of life.
Dr. Scott Sanderson at Elite Health Hawaii says that testosterone plays an important role in sex drive, sperm production, and muscle mass. After the age of 30, production of the hormone declines by about 1 percent each year. Over time, this can result in a variety of uncomfortable side-effects collectively known as andropause.
Some common signs you need Hormone Replacement Therapy are: Reduced sexual desire, fewer spontaneous erections, weight gain, low energy, and even swollen or tender breast tissue (gynecomastia).
Men’s testosterone replacement is a type of hormone replacement therapy that helps balance your testosterone levels. Dr. Sanderson uses bioidentical hormones that come from natural sources like plants and vegetables. These mimic the hormones produced by your body, lowering your risk of uncomfortable side-effects.
Men’s testosterone replacement comes in several forms, including skin patches, gels, injections, and implants. The type of men’s testosterone replacement that’s right for you depends on your age, health history, and goals for treatment.
Men’s testosterone replacement is safe and usually well-tolerated. At the beginning of treatment, it’s normal to experience sleep disturbances and acne. However, these issues should subside once your body adjusts to the increase in testosterone production.
To achieve the best possible results, follow Dr. Sanderson’s instructions carefully, and attend all follow-up telehealth consultations. If you experience any unusual side-effects that persist or get worse, contact Dr. Sanderson right away.
Men’s testosterone replacement is accumulative, meaning your results improve over time. Many men experience a significant improvement in their symptoms after about a month. In the weeks that follow, you’ll likely experience increased energy levels, improved muscle mass, and harder, longer-lasting erections.
About Dr. Scott Sanderson:
Dr. Sanderson studied psychology and pre-med as an undergraduate. He attended medical school at the University of Washington then completed residency in Tacoma, Washington. Since completing his residency Dr. Sanderson has worked in multiple hospitals on the U.S. mainland and on multiple islands in Hawaii. He is certified in Anti-Aging Medicine as well as board certified in Emergency Medicine. He is clinical faculty at the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu as well as an instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support.