Why do I look this way?
Why can’t I lose weight?
I just want to feel like myself again...
Men across this country are asking themselves these questions every single day, as they wake up with loss of motivation and energy, fat gain, as well as developing a host of chronic medical conditions which they believe are “just part of aging”.
As we men age, our bodies often undergo a process of slowed metabolism and reduced testosterone production. While this is normal to the aging process, many of our modern ways of life speed it up to an unhealthy rate. Eating a typical western diet, being sleep deprived and being under stress can all reduce your body's ability to produce testosterone, a hormone that is vital to long term health.
Here at Apex Health we pride ourselves on our knowledge and ability to help men normalize their hormone levels providing a foundation on which we can help them build optimal health.
Research has shown that low testosterone (low T) can cause a wide range of negative health effects. In one study there was strong evidence that low T levels in aging men led to sexual dysfunction, low mood, and reduced ability to concentrate (1). Another study supported this showing that low T levels led to reduced desire for sex, erectile dysfunction, depression, fatigue, cognitive impairment and loss of muscle tissue and strength (2). Multiple studies have shown living with low T increases your risk of dying from all causes (3,4) as well as increasing the risk of developing coronary artery disease, or having a stroke (5,6). And that’s just skimming the surface of the literature.
Low T not only makes you feel bad it makes you look bad as well. As you age and your testosterone declines it results in decreased metabolism leading to weight gain. It also reduces endurance, stamina, and strength making it harder to perform in the gym and keep the weight off. Muscle loss is also an indirect result of this as well as a direct result of low T2, (7). This gain of fat tissue and loss of muscle results in overall metabolic dysfunction often leading to metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance.
Here’s the good news: Low T is truly something that you don’t have to live with every day. There are options, and Apex Men’s Health is here to help.
Our goal is always to meet men where they are at and do a thorough investigation into their health. This includes talking with you and truly understanding how you feel and what your health goals are. For men with low T one of those important steps in meeting those health goals could be Testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT.
At Apex Health this is our passion and specialty. We utilize advanced protocols to correct testosterone, estrogen, and other necessary hormones. If wanted, we prescribe testosterone to be applied or injected at home so very few visits to our office are required. We also treat all around men’s health issues. If TRT does not completely correct your low desire for sex or your erectile dysfunction we have advanced protocols to treat that as well.
Apex Men’s Health… Be the Man You Were Born to Be
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2. Petak SM, Nankin HR, Spark RF, Swerdloff RS, Rodriguez-Rigau LJ. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Medical Guidelines for clinical practice for the evaluation and treatment of hypogonadism in adult male patients--2002 update. Endocr Pract. 2002;8:440–456. [PubMed]
3. Shores MM, Matsumoto AM, Sloan KL, Kivlahan DR. Low serum testosterone and mortality in male veterans. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166:1660–1665. [PubMed]
4. Shores MM, Smith NL, Forsberg CW, Anawalt BD, Matsumoto AM. Testosterone treatment and mortality in men with low testosterone levels. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012;97:2050–2058. [PubMed]
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6. Shores MM, Arnold AM, Biggs ML, Longstreth WT, Smith NL, Kizer JR, Cappola AR, Hirsch CH, Marck BT, Matsumoto AM. Testosterone and dihydrotestosterone and incident ischaemic stroke in men in the Cardiovascular Health Study. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2014;81:746–753. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
7. Relationship between low free testosterone levels and loss of muscle mass. Yuki A1, Otsuka R, Kozakai R, Kitamura I, Okura T, Ando F, Shimokata H.