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Testosterone & Your Health: The Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

By December 1, 2015 No Comments

Testosterone plays many roles in men’s bodies, including disease prevention, muscle and weight maintenance and sexual function. When testosterone levels drop, these benefits start to fade.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy allows men to age well by keeping testosterone at an optimal level, that of a man is in his 20s. Optimizing testosterone levels reduces the risk of disease, enhances results from exercise, and allows a man to maintain sexual function as he ages.

Replacing Testosterone Means Better Health & A Better Life

As far as longevity goes, the most important role of bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy is disease prevention. Testosterone helps to reduce your risk of many diseases commonly associated with aging such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer

Testosterone And Diabetes

Here’s one example. Type 2 Diabetes is the product of insulin resistance, meaning that the body does not properly process insulin to regulate blood sugar. Muscle mass is crucial to preventing insulin resistance.

Testosterone plays a key role in building and maintaining muscle mass. By optimizing testosterone levels, men can maintain and build muscle more easily, thus preventing insulin resistance and guarding against Type 2 Diabetes.

Testosterone And Cholesterol

Cholesterol is also directly impacted by testosterone. Testosterone itself reduces LDL, also known as “bad” cholesterol. It increases estrogen and HDL – or “good” cholesterol – levels in the blood stream, for better heart health.

Testosterone And Exercise

Sadly, many men accept decreased workout efficiency as part of getting older. But the cause of those lost results may be a drop in testosterone levels. Replacing testosterone through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy means that a person never has to experience that frustration. Testosterone acts to utilize protein in the body to build muscle mass. That means that keeping your testosterone at its optimal level will allow you to continue to see results from your workouts.

Testosterone And Sex

Testosterone is responsible for maintaining sexual function. When testosterone levels begin to drop, replacing them to optimal levels through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is key to preserving a high libido into your golden years.

Testosterone is a critical element to healthy functioning of men’s bodies. As men age, their bodies stop producing the hormone at optimal levels. By replacing testosterone through bioidentical replacement therapy, men can prevent disease, work-out more efficiently, maintain sexual function and lead better lives.