Hormone Replacement Therapy for Low Testosterone
Brian Lamkin, D.O., the founder of The Lamkin Clinic, is an Oklahoma City Testosterone Therapy expert. He sees men from the Edmond and surrounding Oklahoma County area struggling with the symptoms of Low T. Testosterone Therapy can help men to fight against the effects of aging and hormone decline.
Men experience a phenomenon similar to menopause, which is known as andropause, and while their hormone decline is not as sudden as that of menopause, it can still create unpleasant effects. Men typically begin to be more aware of how they are aging sometime in their 30’s. The masculine physique can start to fade as the abdomen protrudes slightly and the muscular physique softens while energy, sex drive, and even sexual health begin to decline.
If the underlying physiologic, hormonal, and metabolic changes are not addressed, the changes due to aging take its toll on many aspects of health. And that can lead to poor quality of life and increased risk for age-related diseases the effects of hormone decline.
Dr. Lamkin uses natural hormones that match the cellular structures your body’s hormones. Because of their identical structure, many men find that they are able to metabolize these natural hormones faster and easier with a minimum of side effects.
Some of the issues Testosterone Therapy can help treat:
Andropause is the term used to describe male hormone decline, and it usually occurs when men experience a drastic decrease in testosterone production. Men usually experience hormone decline during the 40’s or 50’s, and they may experience symptoms such as weight gain, erectile dysfunction, muscle atrophy, low libido, hair loss, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, and night sweats as a result of declining hormones.
- Low Testosterone
As men begin to age, hormones decline, and the decrease in sex hormones is the primary reason for age-related health problems. Testosterone is the primary male hormone, and most young, healthy men produce between 4-10mg of testosterone each day. Starting in the 30’s, testosterone production begins to reduce by 10% each decade, and when a man reaches his 40’s or 50’s, testosterone takes a steep drop. This decline in testosterone causes the syndrome known as andropause.
- Enlarged Prostate
An Enlarged Prostate may occur when a lack of testosterone causes levels of progesterone and estrogen to rise, which may promote tissue growth to cause urinary and sexual issues. Increased Prostate Cancer Risk may also result from a testosterone deficiency failing to maintain proper immune function. The immune system has specialized cells that fight cancer, and when this function is inhibited, cancer may result.
- Enlarged Prostate
Erectile Dysfunction can begin as early as a man’s 30’s; however, when a man hits his 40’s or 50’s, it can become even more of an issue. A significant amount of symptoms may occur as a result of testosterone decline, and because testosterone controls sex and reproduction, the ability to reproduce or function sexually, may become problematic. Symptoms of testosterone decline may cause some of the sexual and reproductive issues that may include low libido, infertility, and erectile dysfunction.
Most of the underlying biologic contributors to these and other age-related changes happen slowly over time. That can impact sexual health and increase cardiovascular risk, among other things. And they creep up on you, so they may be challenging for you to identify on your own. Testosterone Therapy can help with these syndromes and their related symptoms.
Oklahoma City Testosterone Therapy Expert, Brian Lamkin, D.O. has helped many men going through hormone decline to rejuvenate their bodies and regain their vitality.