About Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Chicago and Rockford, IL
In order to understand testosterone deficiencies and the potential health risks caused by low testosterone, it is important to understand what role testosterone plays in your body. Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone that causes changes during puberty. Primarily produced in testes, the adrenal glands also produce a small amount of testosterone. Though testosterone is more abundant in men, and therefore, men are more likely to suffer from testosterone deficiencies, women also have and need testosterone. As men produce testosterone in their testes, women produce testosterone in their ovaries. Also like men, women produce increased amounts of testosterone during puberty, though women will reach a peak of testosterone levels during their early twenties.
Why is testosterone important?
Other than the obvious impacts of testosterone during puberty such as the production of adult features, testosterone plays other crucial roles. If you have a reduced sex drive, suffer from depression, or are battling fatigue, you may be suffering from a testosterone deficiency and may require testosterone replacement in order to rid yourselves of your symptoms.
Other symptoms may include, increased breast size, increased irritability, the inability to concentrate, erectile dysfunction, and a lowered sperm count. If you find yourself suffering from any of these issues, it would be a good idea to contact the professionals at the Chicago Weight Loss & Wellness Clinic.
What can be done?
After tests conducted by a medical professional confirm that you have a testosterone deficiency, you will have several options for treatment.
Testosterone replacement therapy – available as a cream, gel patch, or pill – can increase a person’s sex drive, reduce depression, maintain mail traits, increase muscle mass, and produce more frequent erections.
Similarly, another option, hormone replacement therapy, can be available through gel, pills and patches in addition to implantable pellets.
If you suffer from any of the abovementioned symptoms, contact Dr. Thakkar and his team at the Chicago Weight Loss & Wellness Clinic to see what option is best for you.
Testosterone Replacement for Men
It is no secret that humans have a built-in-biological clock that causes our bodies to slowly deplete our hormone supplies. What some people fail to understand, however, is that in today’s world filled with pollutants and convenient luxuries that can result in poor nutrition habits are speeding up that process.
Studies have proved that the average levels of testosterone in males have been declining at a faster rate than what natural aging should cause. The lack of testosterone can cause numerous issues with men – such as weight gain, inability to gain or keep lean muscle, a low sexual drive, and depression. While such symptoms are often attributed to the lack of proper nutrition and exercise, or a natural part of aging, it is common for these issues to be a result of low testosterone levels, an issue that should not be untreated if a person wants to re-establish the quality of life they once enjoyed.
Signs of Low Testosterone
Men with low testosterone levels can suffer from a wide-array of symptoms, including:
- Unexplainable weight gain
- Sleep apnea
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- The inability to maintain or gain lean muscle
What Can Be Done
Medical professionals have verified through numerous studies that establishing optimum levels of testosterone can not only address the symptoms of low testosterone, but it can even extend a person’s life, help fight heart disease, and improve memory and other mental functions. A study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that men with low testosterone levels are 88 percent more likely to die than those men with optimum levels.
As recommended for anytime a person notices any dramatic change with their bodies, it is strongly urged that a person noticing any signs of low testosterone seeks medical attention. Dr. Thakkar and his team at the Chicago Weight Loss & Wellness Clinic can properly identify if your symptoms are signs of low testosterone levels and have the necessary knowledge that it takes to determine what means of restoring your testosterone levels would be best for you.
Testosterone Replacement for Women
Women, like men, see a natural depletion of testosterone as they age. While today’s world filled with pollutants and convenient luxuries that can result in poor nutrition habits are speeding up that process – the same can be said for prescribed medication such as birth control pills, skin care products, and other beauty products.
Though natural hormonal changes during the lifespan of a female are not likely to trigger severe symptoms, hormone imbalances are almost impossible for women to avoid in today’s society.
Issues like weight gain, loss of appetite, early menopause, and depression can all be attributed to a hormonal imbalance that can negatively affect a women’s quality-of-life.