Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey is equipped to help men overcome the effects of male hormone decline. The comprehensive Healthy Aging Male Program can help men to regain balance and improve muscle mass. Upon taking part in the initial consultation, the doctor will review the patient’s complete medical history, dietary and exercise habits, and help men determine which lab tests may be needed. Often, the clinicians at Healthy Aging Medical Centers have found that helping men to improve their diets, reduce stress, detoxify, exercise more, sleep regularly, and balance their hormones can help them to reduce muscle atrophy and several symptoms of male andropause. Men will be given around the clock access to the doctor, and this can allow them to have their immediate questions and concerns answered or change their treatment protocols if necessary. The staff at Healthy Aging Medical Centers will take the time to listen to men’s concerns and provide therapies that can truly help them to improve their health and achieve a greater quality of life.
Many men that are experiencing falling levels of testosterone are also experiencing multiple physical changes that are a result of testosterone decline. Reduced testosterone production most commonly occurs during andropause, which is the phase of male hormone decline. While andropause can occur at any point during a man’s life, most men experience andropause during their late 40’s or 50’s. On average, most men lose around 1% of their testosterone starting around the age of 30, and by the time they reach middle age, the symptoms of hormone decline begin to become noticeable. One of these changes is muscle atrophy. On average, men that are going through andropause lose around twelve to fifteen pounds of muscle mass during the initial stages of male hormone decline. Low levels of hormones impact several factors that play a role in muscle growth and the maintaining of muscle mass. Some of the factors that weigh into age related muscle atrophy include:
Blood Cell Production
Testosterone helps to fuel the production of red blood cells, and reduced levels of testosterone can lead to anemia. Red blood cells also help to promote muscle growth, and if they cannot be produced in adequate amounts, muscle cannot develop and grow the way that it would with a healthy amount of red blood cells. Improved levels of testosterone work to fuel red blood cell production, which can prevent anemia and increase muscle mass.
Increased Abdominal Fat
Lower levels of testosterone can slow metabolism and metabolic functions, which can cause men to have an increased amount of abdominal fat. Higher levels of body fat increase estrogen, which can suppress testosterone. Reduced levels of testosterone and increased estrogen give men a softer appearance, which reduces the appearance of muscle mass and tone. Restored levels of testosterone can burn body and abdominal fat, reduce estrogen, and improve muscle mass and tone.
Poor Workout Performances
Lower levels of hormones can cause men to have poor workout performances. Lower levels of testosterone can reduce the body’s amount of red blood cells, which are responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the blood. When the body does not have high amounts of oxygen in the bloodstream, men can experience reduced stamina and endurance. Men may have reduced energy to exercise, and when they do exercise they may notice that the results are not as dramatic as they were at one time. Muscle may not build as easily as it used to, and this is due to reduced testosterone levels. Replenishing testosterone with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help men to improve their workout performances and muscle mass.
Testosterone plays a large role in metabolic functions and energy, and many men with lower levels of testosterone may feel that they do not have the energy to exercise due to fatigue. This can cause men to lose muscle and increase body fat. Balancing testosterone levels with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help men to have more energy, which can help them to exercise more regularly with a healthy level of intensity.
Moods can impact a man’s intention and ability to exercise. Many men that have reduced hormone levels experience mood changes such as depression, irritability, anger, and anxiety. Poor moods can reduce a man’s motivation to exercise, and a lack of exercise can cause muscle to atrophy. Restoring hormone levels can help to balance moods and increase the motivation to workout. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help men to maintain or improve their muscle mass, and men can enjoy a healthier and more fit appearance.
Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey is a concierge based practice that enables men to have a personalized physician for the first year of their treatment. The doctor will give patients a personal cell number and email address that they can contact at any time. Men can have unlimited office visits and will not be charged for follow-ups, no matter how often they need to come in. The doctor will customize a safe and effective treatment plan that can utilize non-invasive therapies, which may include bioidentical hormones or nutritional protocols to help men overcome the challenges of male hormone decline. Many men have been able to improve their quality of life with the Healthy Aging Male Program at Healthy Aging Medical Centers.