What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a male sex hormone secreted by the testes and adrenal glands. This the
hormone responsible for deepening voices, beards, pubic hair and maturation of male sexual
organs. Testosterone also aids in building muscle mass and strength, sex drive, and bone
density. As we age testosterone levels begin to decrease and medical studies show this can
potentially cause cardiovascular issues. More specifically, Cardiovascular Disease.
What is Cardiovascular Disease?
Cardiovascular Disease encompasses numerous conditions, like heart disease, heart attacks,
strokes, heart failure, arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), and heart valve issues. It generally
means there is a condition affecting the heart and/or the blood vessels. Typically, there is fatty
deposit build up inside the arteries, which increases the chance of blood clots and makes the
heart work harder.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Men
- ED – Erectile Dysfunction
- Reduced muscle mass
- Loss of muscle strength
- Low sex drive
- Loss of hair or ability to grow hair all over the body
- Increased body fat
If we know that Testosterone decreases as we age AND it can affect the heart, what can we do to help
prevent this from happening? Obviously diet and exercise play a big part in the health of our hearts and it is a very important factor to consider at all walks of life. Luckily, medicine is always changing and there are now options to increase those Testosterone levels. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help.