Are you feeling tired, worn out, or sluggish? Many men over 40, and sometimes as early as 30 years old, begin to feel more tired. It is easy to just blame the stresses of life: job, deadlines, kid’s busy schedule, and so on, but blood work might reveal low levels of testosterone.
Testosterone levels begin to decline at a rate of 1% per year after age 30 and it is estimated that 39% of men over age 45 have testosterone levels below normal levels. When your testosterone is low, your energy is also low.
Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is naturally produced by the male body. It is necessary for normal sexual development, muscle growth, bone health, and genital development.
Andopause, also known as Male Menopause, is a syndrome in aging men that consists of physical, sexual, and psychological symptoms. Because of its very gradual onset, men often do not recognize the symptoms of testosterone deficiency until it affects their sex life, body, mental alertness, and energy levels.
Often the symptoms are mistaken for other health problems or justified as a normal part of aging. For example, many men over 40 struggle to lose weight and keep it off, which can also be an indication of a testosterone imbalance.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms you may be a good candidate for hormone replacement: decreased energy; decreased sex drive, sexual function, and orgasmic intensity; hair loss; sleep disturbances; decreased mental quickness and brain fog; prolonged recovery from exercise; decrease in muscle mass; anxiety, depression, and irritability.
Solution: Testosterone Injections
When men cannot produce enough testosterone to keep the body properly supplied, doctors may prescribe a testosterone replacement. One available treatment option is testosterone cypionate.
A man’s body sometimes does not produce enough testosterone to maintain important functions, like muscle and bone growth and sexual function; or in some cases, the body stops making the hormone entirely. In such circumstances, your doctor may prescribe testosterone cypionate to help replace some of the natural testosterone you’re lacking.
Testosterone cypionate is a testosterone replacement treatment option in the form of an injectable medication. This form of therapy will effectively bring testosterone levels up to the appropriate therapeutic range; shots tend to produce a quicker and more noticeable increase in levels.
The option for intramuscular testosterone injections for men, most commonly administered in the lateral buttocks, is offered at ThinWorks. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the link Male Hormones 101 to complete a short assessment of symptoms you may be experiencing and someone from our team will contact you to discuss your options.