Aging is a normal part of life and many people choose to embrace old age with grace. While there is nothing wrong with that, modern science has provided us with numerous ways to prevent and keep in check many of the normal aging symptoms. For most men, aging is felt through physical weakness, decreased muscle mass and bone density, as well as reduced sex drive and performance. Most of these symptoms re caused by two major hormone deficiencies: low testosterone and low HGH. In the following lines, we will discuss how these hormones affect aging men, and what can be done to bring these two hormones to healthier levels.
Low testosterone – Definition, symptoms and treatment
Testosterone is the male hormone. It has plays a vital role in numerous body functions, and it is basically what drives the male body to look and feel masculine. It is responsible for body fat distribution, for muscle mass, for bone density, and for sex drive and performance. As you probably know, this hormone is produced in the testicles. During young adulthood, the male body produces higher amounts of testosterone, in order to be able to support the transition from a boy’s body to a strong man’s body. During this period, it is normal for testosterone levels to be as high as 1000 nanograms per deciliter. Once the male body transformation is complete, testosterone levels go back to normal limits, at about 500-600 nanograms per deciliter. However, even lower levels are not a reason for concern. Nonetheless, when it reaches less than 300 nanograms per deciliter, it starts having negative effects on the male body.
Symptoms of low testosterone
Symptoms of low testosterone include but are not limited to:
- Decreased strength and an overall sense of weakness
- Lethargy and lack of motivation
- Decreased muscle and bone mass
- Lower libido
- Sexual dysfunctions
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Weight gain
There are several ways in which testosterone levels can be brought back to healthy levels. First of all, if the hormone levels are only slightly under normal limits, some lifestyle changes can remedy the situation. As you can imagine, a healthier diet and a more active lifestyle will be very beneficial. A diet rich in Zinc, DHEA, Tribulus and antioxidants can heavily boost testosterone levels. If this doesn’t help or if testosterone levels are particularly low, a testosterone replacement therapy is the best solution. For fast results and a comfortable therapy experience, visit the GameDay Men’s Health clinic in San Diego. There, you will benefit from an efficient and convenient therapy. Most treatments can be applied by the patients themselves, from the comfort of their homes.
Low HGH – Definition, symptoms and treatment
HGH is the human growth hormone, and as you can imagine, it is responsible for the growth and regrowth of the human cells. It plays a vital role for growing children and young adults, but it continues to be helpful throughout one’s life. In adults, HGH affects body fat distribution, muscle mass, bone density and sexual drive.
Symptoms of low HGH
- Increased body fat, especially around the waist
- Anxiety/or depression
- Decreased sexual interest and performance
- Decreased muscle mass and overall weakness
- Decreased bone mass
In extreme situations, for patients who suffer from chronic diseases such as AIDS, the treatment consists in synthetic HGH. However, this type of therapy can have numerous side effects and it is almost never used as a wellness or anti-aging therapy. A safer and less invasive therapy consists in using HGH peptides, which encourage the body to boost its own production of human growth hormone. To benefit from this therapy, you will need to have your HGH levels tested. You can get tested and treated at the previously mentioned GameDay Men’s Health clinic in San Diego. If you qualify for therapy, you will receive the treatment in the same day that you get tested.