There are many myths, misconceptions and a general lack of awareness about this easily treated hormonal imbalance that affects over 200 million males whom have depleting testosterone levels. It also seriously affects at least 20% of men over the age of 50 in addition to an undefined number of younger males.
Testosterone is the main male hormone and as men age, their testosterone levels naturally decline. This hormone is responsible for a manís energy level, mental focus, muscles, bones, and metabolism. Testosterone helps manage fat deposits and unusual or drastic declines which have been known to cause serious health issues.
Also known as an androgen, or chemically known as 17-beta-hydroxy-4-androstene-one, testosterone is the most important sex hormone. Though testosterone is more dominate within males, women also produce testosterone at about a rate of one-tenth to one-twelfth of male production. In males, testosterone is produced in the testes and in females produced in the ovaries. Testosterone can be administered in many ways: injection, gel, cream, patch, pill, or sublingual. The preferred method or application for males is through injection and in women is cream or gel.
Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome Symptoms include being tired, generally fatigued, becoming sleepy after a heavy meal, night sweats, changes in your body shape, depression, sadness, enlargement around the waist, and poor sexual performance or no interest in sex with poor erection performance. If you feel you are experiencing these symptoms, contact GHI Medical and our doctors will run specific tests that are used to determine the issue. Based on your results, the doctors will prescribe a specific treatment program that will have you feeling excellent in no time at all.
Testosterone In Males: In males testosterone is a strong factor in developing typical adult male attributes such as penis and testes enlargement, facial and pubic hair growth, increases in muscle mass and bone mass. The body continuously controls the production of testosterone by releasing chemical signals from the pituitary gland; lutinizing hormone (LH); and from the hypothalamus.
There have been concerns that testosterone therapy may cause prostate cancer, however, the majority of medical reports do not support this theory. Close medical supervision will help eliminate any excessive risks while taking into account your individual health history and current medical condition.