Some tout testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) as today’s true fountain of youth. While that isn’t fully accurate, it can reverse or slow certain changes men experience as they age due to low levels of testosterone. Twenty percent of men over 60 have the condition known as “Low T,” with that number rising to 30 percent in men in their 70s and 80s.
Lost Your Mojo? Hormone Therapies Could Bring the Sexy Back
We’ve all heard that “raging hormones” drive teenagers to do some pretty risky (and frisky) things. But when those teens become adults and reach the age of consent, they at last have the freedom to pursue their sexual desires.
And when those men and women reach their 40s, 50s, and beyond, they have arrived at one of the freest points in their lives. These are the ages when the nest is (or soon will be) empty and the risk of unplanned pregnancy has significantly declined. Those in long-term, monogamous relationships have little to fear in the way of STDs, and those who are single and dating are likely well-versed on protecting themselves. So why do so many feel they’ve lost their “mojo”?
What You Need to Know About Hormone Therapy for Improving Memory
There are many causes of memory loss. Medications like anti-depressants and antihistamines can contribute, as well as excessive use of alcohol or drugs. Sleep deprivation can be a factor, along with depression, stress, stroke, or a blow to the head. But for many women between the ages of 40 and 55, memory loss can be an unwelcome symptom of peri-menopause along with hot flashes, night sweats, and fatigue. Hormone fluctuations at this stage of life are a likely culprit for what these women often refer to as “brain fog.”
The search for the fountain of youth, something that will ward off old age, is as old as humanity. Why? Simply put, the consequences of aging are very real. Wrinkles, gray or white hair, increased fat and less muscle, sagging skin, dry skin, age spots, dull skin, decreased physical endurance, cognitive and memory problems, slower healing from injury and illness, and reduced libido are all part of the aging process. It is not at all surprising that people would prefer to avoid these symptoms of an aging mind and body by seeking out anti-aging treatments.
Human growth hormone, or HGH, is naturally present in the body. As we age the amount of HGH decreases. Can replacing this hormone reverse the signs of aging? Some medical practitioners believe it can, and prescribe it off-label for their patients to increase muscle mass, reduce body fat, increase bone density, and build endurance. Such benefits can indeed improve a patient’s life; it is not surprising that people increasingly seek out medical providers who prescribe HGH to improve patients’ quality of life.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can take as little as a few weeks and as much as few months for you to start feeling and/or seeing initial results. Hormone therapy works best when combined with proper nutrition, a personalized exercise program and additional lifestyle changes.