Maintaining a normal level of testosterone is critical and low testosterone can cause a number of health issues for both men and women. But there are a number of reasons you should not run out and buy a testosterone supplement.
- Testosterone levels should be tested and monitored by a health care professional. Low testosterone can cause symptoms such as decreased bone mass, decreased muscle mass, increased body fat, weight gain, fatigue, low sex drive, changes in mood, and hair loss. But these symptoms can also be a sign of a more serious health problem. You need to seek the care of a healthcare professional to receive an accurate diagnosis.
- Testosterone levels that are too high can cause serious or life-threatening problems. Testosterone levels as well as other critical hormones, should be tested and monitored regularly by a health care professional that specializes in hormone therapy. High testosterone levels can lead to elevated estrogen levels, high blood pressure, insomnia, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other health problems.
- OTC Testosterone supplements do not contain testosterone. Over-the-counter supplements are poorly studied and they are not regulated. You do not know what you are getting when you purchase an OTC supplement. Many supplements include unhealthy products that have not been proven to do what they claim. Some adverse events associated with OTC testosterone supplements include:
- Negative drug interactions with other supplements or medications
- Neurological damage
- Nausea or vomiting
- Cognitive issues
- Loss of appetite
- Poor glucose control
Maintaining the correct hormone levels requires the supervision of a specialist. The anti-aging experts at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic can help you achieve and maintain optimal hormone levels including the right levels of testosterone.
Testosterone is necessary for maintaining the following:
- Optimal bone density
- Optimal muscle mass
- Optimal weight
- High energy levels
- Normal sleep patterns
- A healthy pain response
- Sufficient levels of red blood cells
The following can cause you to have lower levels of testosterone:
- Poor diet and nutrition
- Low vitamin D levels
- Weight gain or obesity
- Inadequate exercise
- Certain prescription drugs
Other hormones critical to optimal health include:
- Growth Hormone (HGH)
- Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)
The professionals at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic will help you develop a health plan that will optimize your physical health, slow the signs of aging and reduce the risk of chronic, age related diseases such as; heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. During your free, initial, open-ended consultation, a physician at our clinic will conduct a comprehensive lab analysis, discuss your medical history, nutrition, exercise plan, lifestyle and personal goals and then develop a health plan tailored to your individual needs. At the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic, we can help you maintain the optimal hormone levels including optimal levels of testosterone, using the highest quality products available. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.