What is testosterone?
Testosterone is the “male hormone”. Produced by both males and females, men usually have much higher levels of testosterone compared to women. Testosterone is a sex hormone that is important for overall health. Testosterone is produced mostly in the testes but also in the adrenal glands.
What does testosterone do?
Testosterone plays an important role in:
- Muscle mass and strength
- Bone mass
- Fat distribution
- Sex drive (libido)
- Red blood cell production
- Sperm production
- Erectile function
- Energy level
How does testosterone production change?
Testosterone level in men may begin to decline as early as age 30. From this point, testosterone level may decrease by as much as 3% every year.
How does declining testosterone level and hormone imbalance affect men?
As testosterone decreases, a man may notice:
- Decreased muscle strength
- Lack of sustained energy
- Decreased muscle mass
- Reduced sexual desire and performance
- Reduced mental focus
What are the additional benefits of testosterone therapy and balancing hormones?
- Build bone mass by 8% each year
- Limit age-related illness
- Increase ability to lose weight
- Feel younger and happier
How can I check my hormone balance?
Your physician can check a hormone panel by drawing blood. You may also call our office at 470-336-9616 to schedule your hormone lab work.