Five benefits of Men’s Hormone Replacement (Besides Improving Sex!)
By now, most men realize that low testosterone levels (“low T”) can be associated with loss of sex drive, reduced sexual performance and even “ED” (erectile dysfunction. And it has been widely reported in the media that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can reinvigorate a man’s sex drive and help restore their sexual performance and stamina.
But most men don’t realize that the benefits of hormone replacement go far beyond sexual performance – and can improve overall male health and wellbeing in a number of surprising ways.
In this article the hormone experts at SottoPelle in Phoenix, AZ discuss five surprising health benefits that hormone replacement therapy can have for men, in addition to improving sexual performance and enjoyment.
#1. Men’s Hormone Replacement Reduces Belly Fat
Deficiency or imbalance of several different hormones can come into play causing weight gain in men as they get older, including cortisol, testosterone, estrogen, HGH and thyroid hormones.
Clinical studies show that low testosterone causes excess belly fat – in a vicious cycle where the excess belly fat then contributes to lower testosterone levels. Additionally, lowered levels of the growth hormone HGH also cause the body’s metabolic rate to decrease, contributing to weight gain.
And, increased levels of the so-called “stress hormone” cortisol also cause weight gain by putting a man’s body into a “survival mode” where it produces more fat cells – storing the fat around the middle – in order to store energy for later use. And, low testosterone levels, as well as deficient thyroid hormone levels, can cause decreased energy and fatigue – which leads to less physical activity resulting in weight is gained.
But restoring hormone balance with HRT can reverse these effects so that a man’s body does not store as much fat around the middle!
#2. Men’s Hormone Replacement Increases Muscle Mass
Are you working out as much as you did when you were younger, but seeing fewer results? This is because testosterone helps build muscle mass. So, as a man’s testosterone production reduces with age, they lose muscle mass and develop a softer, rounder, more feminine shape.
While low testosterone is a side effect of aging, it can happen at any point in a man’s life. Testosterone actually begins to decline in a man’s thirties – and continues for the rest of their life.
Restoring adequate levels of testosterone with hormone replacement therapy can offset the loss of muscle mass, and reestablish the body’s ability to build strong, defined, rippling muscles.
#3. Men’s Hormone Replacement Improves Memory & Mental Clarity
Men with below normal levels of testosterone, often notice they have memory issues or difficulty with thinking clearly. However, most men typically don’t realize that these cognitive problems could be caused by low testosterone.
Many men blame “brain fog” on “getting older,” or lack of sleep, or on stress at work or home – not realizing that “Low T” is the culprit.
But testosterone actually helps with red blood cell production and have a strong impact regulating cortisol levels. And chronically high cortisol levels can make it difficult for the brain to function, causing issues with memory, reasoning, mental clarity, concentration, and other processes.
However, clinical studies proven that testosterone hormone replacement can help increase memory and concentration. In those reports, men with low testosterone subsequently achieved higher scores on cognitive tests once they started testosterone hormone replacement therapy.
#4. Men’s Hormone Replacement Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Several recent studies reported in the Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology Journal showed that testosterone replacement therapy could reduce insulin resistance and improve glycemic (blood sugar) control in men. In another study testosterone treatment was studied as a means to prevent or revert type 2 diabetes in men, in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2-year trial.
Testosterone replacement’s ability to help reduce belly fat, also reduces a man’s risk of diabetes – since increased fat around the abdomen is associated with increased risk of Type 2 diabetes.
#5. Men’s Hormone Replacement Reduces Risk of Heart Disease
A recent study in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings medical journal entitled Testosterone and Cardiovascular Health, examined the relationship between low testosterone and heart disease in men. That article reported that maintaining normal levels of testosterone are beneficial to the male cardiovascular (CV) system – and that a testosterone deficiency is associated with an unfavorable metabolic profile and an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as stroke or heart attack.
The report went on to say that both the FDA and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and an international consensus panel all state that hormone therapy is a safe and effective treatment for male patients with testosterone deficiency.
(NOTE: The FDA advises that testosterone therapy should be approved only for men who have low testosterone – and can increase CV risks in men with normal testosterone levels. This is why a blood test should always be undergone before starting hormone replacement.)
Men’s Hormone Replacement | Phoenix
SottoPelle® twice-a-year low testosterone treatment enables men suffering from Low T to not only enhance their sexual drive and performance, but also improve their physical appearance, and help prevent against dangerous health disorders such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and more.
Call the hormone replacement experts at SottoPelle® in Phoenix, AZ area and schedule an in depth consultation and blood analysis to see if life-changing low testosterone pellet treatments are what you need to treat erectile disfunction and restore a satisfying sex life.
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