Testosterone may be more important to the male body than you realize. It assists the male body with building protein and is crucial for normal sex drive, stamina, and the ability to achieve an erection. Testosterone also contributes to several metabolic functions including bone formation, liver function, prostate gland growth, and production of blood cells in bone marrow. Therefore, when andropause happens and testosterone levels get low, it isn’t a bad idea for a man to consider testosterone replacement therapy in Florida.
What is Andropause?
While testosterone declines in a man, the sex binding hormone globulin (SHBG), also called androgen-binding protein, increases. This rise in SHBG inhibits a substantial portion of remaining testosterone from working. The remaining portion of testosterone left working is referred to as bioavailable testosterone, or “free T.” Over time, this bioavailable testosterone declines and causes classic symptoms of andropause.
Andropause, also referred to as the male menopause, describes the gradual decline of testosterone experienced by many men as they age. As testosterone production declines, hormones such as estrogen increase in production. These fluctuations in hormone levels make it increasingly difficult for remaining testosterone to function effectively.
What Are Symptoms of Andropause?
As andropause sets in, there are some typical changes a man can go through. Physically, he may start to lose hair and experience a decrease in muscle mass while gaining weight. He may also find himself irritable and fatigued, with an inability to sleep or experiencing frequent night sweats. Additionally, the most common tell of andropause is a diminished sex drive. Luckily, many of these symptoms are treatable with testosterone replacement therapy in Florida.
Where Can I Receive Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Florida?
Wellington MD specializes in aesthetic treatments and men’s wellness. If you don’t feel like yourself due to low testosterone levels, our team of expert medical staff can offer you the most effective treatment possible. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and get your low t under control today.