There was a time when moving into middle age and beyond meant a pronounced decline in a man’s energy level, strength, sexual performance, and overall health and wellbeing. We simply accepted what we believed was inevitable. Today, however, men have options for retaining the positive characteristics that make life enjoyable.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) brings a man’s hormone levels back into proper balance. As a result, symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, erectile dysfunction, and insomnia are greatly reduced or eliminated entirely. This proven treatment addresses aging the way we address any health condition that diminishes our quality of life, and the results are remarkable.
Benefits of HRT
Men who take action to address their hormone deficiencies through HRT experience a long list of physical, mental, and emotional health benefits. This includes:
- Increased lean body mass
- Lower body fat
- Increased physical strength
- Higher energy level
- Increased sex drive
- Improved sexual performance
- Increased sexual stamina
- Improved mood
- Enhanced mental clarity and focus
- Greater bone density
- Lower blood cholesterol levels
- Reduced risk of heart disease
Understanding Low Testosterone (Low T)
A man’s testosterone level starts to decline steadily in his late twenties. The decreased production of this critical hormone often becomes more noticeable in middle age, when many men experience andropause, or what is sometimes referred to as “male menopause.” This condition produces a wide range of symptoms including low libido, irritability, night sweats, and trouble sleeping.
Also known as low T, this issue not only affects quality of life, it can increase your risk of medical conditions like diabetes and osteoporosis. On the other hand, maintaining a more consistent testosterone level can help prevent these and other conditions and, as a result, increase your life expectancy.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Options
HRT can be provided in a variety of ways. This includes topical testosterone gels you apply daily, intramuscular injections administered weekly, and testosterone pellet insertion that’s performed every 4-6 months.
And while HRT is highly effective, at Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg our goal is to ensure your results exceed your expectations. That’s why we take a comprehensive approach to your wellness that considers the possibility of deficiencies in other compounds like human growth hormone (HGH) and includes a wide range of surgical and non-surgical services.