The Wife’s Guide To Men’s Hormones
- Posted on: Jun 12 2019
Husbands tend to rely on us their wives for small and large things. For wives, their husband’s health and well-being is certainly at the top of the list. At Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center, we’ve created this guide to help you understand the physical changes you may have seen. As your husband ages, his naturally occurring hormones begin to decline. In men, their testosterone usually peaks in their mid- 20’s and begins to decline after that at the rate of about 1-2% each year. There are also other factors that can accelerate the decline in a man’s testosterone such as environmental toxins, poor diets, stress, and medications.
Your husband may begin to experience the symptoms of Andropause (low testosterone).
The most common symptoms associated with Andropause:
- Lack of drive and initiative
- Difficulty making decisions
- Low libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Weight gain or inability to lose weight
- Low self-confidence
- Poor moods
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Decreased muscle mass
- Poor sleep
- Gynecomastia (man boobs)
- Memory loss
Men feel their best and are most healthy when their testosterone is restored to their peak levels. Testosterone lab values generally range between 300 ng/dL and 1050 ng/dL, and falling anywhere in this range is considered “normal”. This wide range means that your husband can have nearly three times more total testosterone than another man, but both can still be “normal.” Also, this range does not take into account the age of the man. So, a 30-year-old man can have the same testosterone level as an 8o year old man, and yet be told he is “in the range.” However, he is NOT going to feel good at that level. Hormonal balance really is the key to a healthy sex drive, and sexual intimacy is such an important component in any marriage. Often times, as men and women get older, our libido can begin to take a sharp turn. For men, this can result in issues with erectile dysfunction, loss of ability, and desire. But, the great news is restoring a your husband’s declining testosterone levels, can help his libido as well as alleviate the other symptoms associated with Andropause.
What Can Be Done?
If your husband has displayed signs of testosterone depletion, testosterone therapy with bio-identical hormones may be necessary. Testosterone levels in men typically reach concerning levels after age 40. And, during the past two decades, testosterone levels in American men have rapidly declined. Among the many effects of this decline is a decrease in sperm count and increased infertility rates. This decline in testosterone levels is likely due to a multitude of causes including obesity, nutritional deficiencies, and the overuse of estrogen mimicking compounds found in pesticides, fertilizers, and plastics. This has led to earlier and more dramatic onset of low testosterone in men.
At Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center, we offer several administration options for bio-identical testosterone therapy including:
Pellet therapy is the number one sought-after method of bio-identical testosterone replacement in men, as it mimics the natural secretion process of testosterone. Pellet therapy also delivers a steady dose of testosterone over the course of several months, which eliminates the hassle of daily supplementation.
You & Your Husband Don’t Have to Live with These Symptoms
If you believe your spouse is experiencing these symptoms, we advise you to see if your testosterone level could be a factor. At Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center we take a comprehensive approach to treating testosterone deficiencies. We look at a combination of lab results, your symptoms, and your lifestyle to get a complete picture of your husband’s overall health. From this information we can put together a plan to get his testosterone back to an optimal level so that he can feel his absolute best!
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