Hormones Is Not a Four-Letter Word!
November 1, 2019
Fifty years ago a hush would come over a room if someone mentioned the word hormones. Nobody wanted to hear about all the things that could go wrong with their body, as they grew older. Moreover, it was really considered to be a "woman's thing". For the most part, men believed they were blessed with the cool hormones. Their bodies produced testosterone, which everyone associated with facial hair, strength, muscle mass and a burning sex drive. After generations of myths and misconceptions, we are finally starting to appreciate the important role these chemical messengers play, especially when it comes to living a longer, healthier and happier life.
Chemical Messengers Seek to Maintain Balance
One thing we had right was the fact that hormones definitely affect our physiological self as well as our most intimate behaviors. As it turns out, there are about 50 hormones produced by specialist cells, usually within an endocrine gland, and released into the bloodstream that send messages to other parts of the body. These chemical messengers allow the brain to coordinate complex processes like growth, metabolism and fertility. In fact, a chemical released in one part of the body not only helps to control bodily functions but also triggers other specialist cells to secrete new hormones in order to maintain homeostasis.
An unfortunate misconception in today's highly competitive world is that "if some is good, then more is better", which is simply not true when it comes to hormones. Whether you have been feeling fatigued, having trouble sleeping at night, easily irritated by the smallest thing, packing on extra pounds or suffering through a period of low libido, chances are your hormones are out of balance. Unfortunately, the solution to your problem is not as simple as getting a big fat shot of testosterone to boost your energy levels and restore your sex drive. Thankfully, men's health today is based on making a thorough diagnosis, so a corrective plan takes full advantage of hormone replacement therapy, lifestyle changes and the latest technologies to restore balance to the body and mind.
The male sex hormone testosterone helps regulate heart function and plays a role in the production of sperm, bone health, mental clarity, energy levels and the maintenance of muscle mass. Although most men experience a natural decline in testosterone as they age, researchers have recently found, it is not just too little testosterone that is a bad thing; too much testosterone also causes problems. A study published by The Endocrine Society in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism concluded that older men with testosterone levels in the middle (in other words balanced) tended to live healthier, longer lives than those with high or low testosterone levels.
NJ GAINSWave: Solutions to Restore Your Sexual Health
As men age, they can experience a number of symptoms related to sexual dysfunction that may be a result of low testosterone (Low-T). Although erectile dysfunction is not commonly caused by low testosterone production, in cases where ED accompanies Low-T, testosterone replacement therapy may help correct multiple conditions. Moreover, there is a reason that we never offer one-size-fits-all solutions at NJ GAINSWave. While a given symptom might be a result of low testosterone levels, there are other physical, mental and emotional reasons that could be causing your problem.
Unlike women, who often experience a rapid drop in hormone levels at menopause, men tend to experience a gradual decline over time. Our team approach to diagnosing and treating conditions helps us excel in the application of the latest methods and technologies for restoring men's health. Moreover, we provide numerous treatment options to eliminate unwanted side effects. Our doctors and staff understand the complications caused by hormonal imbalances as well as the physical changes related to normal aging. Once your testosterone is measured, we can help restore balance to your sex life and overall well-being.