Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men
Maine Testosterone Replacement Therapy Specialist, Michael Bedecs, D.O. at The Age Management Center has helped countless men to overcome the signs and symptoms associated with andropause and hormonal decline. “Andropause” is a term that describes the debilitating symptoms faced by men who are experiencing low levels of testosterone, commonly referred to as ‘Low T’. Suboptimal Testosterone is a dangerous medical condition that eventually affects every man, in many ways.
Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy at the Age Management Center in Portland, Maine starts with identifying metabolic imbalances and hormonal deficiencies that commonly occur during Andropause. The need for hormone replacement therapy can also be determined by simply taking our online Adam Scale testosterone test (Low-T Test) as described below.
Recent estimates indicate that between 10 and 30 million males in the United States exhibit symptoms related to low testosterone. Common signs of low testosterone include decrease in sex drive, interest, and energy, nervousness, depression, fatigue, insomnia, hot flashes, and sweating.
In anti-aging therapy, low testosterone is suspected when there is:
- Loss of muscle mass & strength
- Deterioration in aerobic capacity
- Lower endurance
- Mood swings
- A decline in overall health
- Reduction in bone density
- Decreased cognitive skills, memory and concentration.
- In addition, low testosterone can contribute to:
- An increase in body fat
- Higher risk of heart disease
- Higher frequency of erectile dysfunction
Optimal levels of testosterone are critical to maintaining good muscle mass along with stable energy, mood, cardiovascular health and normal sexual functions. It is testosterone that allows us to live with vitality while ensuring a healthier and longer life.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy & How it Works
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy or Hormone Replacement Therapy is a medical treatment that optimizes hormones that are no longer being adequately produced by the body. Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate many different functions of our body systems. They are at optimal levels during the reproductive years and then begin to decline. As those hormone levels decline, we begin to age.
The hormones that need to be measured include the ovarian, adrenal, thyroid, and pituitary hormones (including testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, and growth hormone).
Once measured Bioidentical Hormone Replacement medications can be administered and monitored by a trained health care provider. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can replace the hormones your body normally loses with identical hormones at levels when many of us may have been in a healthier stage at an earlier time in life. These hormones come from plant sources and can replace those normally present inside your body, which results in re-balancing and restoration.
Anti-Aging Therapy for Men
One of the things you’ll take comfort in knowing about our anti-aging clinic and our natural hormone therapy programs is that we not only care about your health, but that we are also dedicated to making sure we get you started by collecting a complete history and current lab results so that we know all about you and can customize a program that will work best for you.
Anti-aging therapy programs work by combining hormone replacement therapy (natural) with personalized and customized recommendations for diet, exercise, and nutritional and antioxidant supplementation.
Once you start on your Natural Hormone Therapy Program our work does not end there.
Our anti-aging clinic will continue to monitor your response to the hormones, nutrition recommendations and supplements throughout the entire process.
Here at the Age Management Center, the goal of each individualized Natural Hormone Therapy program is to improve your overall health and well being, help you to look and feel younger, prevent disease, and of course, delay the aging process. That is why before embarking on an anti-aging therapy program it is important to establish your hormonal and metabolic baseline.
In order to get started the Age Management Center will need you to provide some important information and to allow some lab work to be done for a proper assessment. Maine Testosterone Replacement Therapy Specialist, Michael Bedecs, D.O. at The Age Management Center will establish your baseline through targeted lab tests and by reviewing your medical and family history. In addition, we also go over any recent diagnostic medical procedures and the results of your most recent physical.
Finally, we compile that information with the results from a health evaluation and consultation with our anti-aging doctor. Maine Testosterone Replacement Therapy Specialist, Michael Bedecs, D.O. at The Age Management Center believes this medical information is necessary to create the best, individualized anti-aging therapy program so you can achieve your goals and enhance the quality of your life as well as to prevent premature disability and death.