What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone pivotal in male health and wellness. While testosterone levels gradually decline with age, patients can revitalize their lives by restoring ideal optimal levels through Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Hormonal optimization can improve sexual performance, increase energy levels, and restore muscle mass and bone density. Dr. Richard Moore, board–certified in Internal Medicine by The American Board of Physicians and Surgeons provides his expertise at The Edge For Men in St. Louis. Highly skilled and experienced, he specializes in helping men regain the vitality lost by restoring testosterone to more optimal levels, allowing them to function at their highest level.
What Causes Low Testosterone?
Generally, the amount of testosterone in someone’s body holds steady until they are 30 years old, at which point it begins to go down. In some cases, the level of testosterone may become low. Potential reasons for this include aging, late onset of puberty, damage to the testes as a result of an injury, alcohol abuse, mumps, problems with the hypothalamus or pituitary gland, a nonmalignant tumor of the pituitary, and chemotherapy. Additionally, certain genetic disorders can impact the level of testosterone, such as Klinefelter syndrome, Kallmann syndrome, and myotonic dystrophy. The average testosterone levels in men have declined significantly over the past two decades.
How To Know If You Have Low Testosterone
An individual’s physical and mental health can be affected by lower-than-optimal testosterone levels. Signs of a need for Testosterone Replacement Therapy may include a lack of sexual performance, a decreased sexual drive, a decrease in physical stamina, exhaustion, difficulty focusing, weight gain, and a reduction in muscle mass. A blood test can be taken to confirm whether or not testosterone levels are at optimal peak.
What Are The Options?
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Testosterone is a hormone that promotes a healthier life. As men age, their testosterone levels drop by 1-2% every year beginning around age 30. Restoring testosterone to more optimal levels can increase the vitality in their lives. This is our most direct low testosterone treatment in St. Louis.
$ | Sessions Ongoing
Testosterone is a steroid hormone that is naturally produced in the body. It is responsible for increasing bone strength, generating sperm in the testicles, and developing lean muscle mass.
Utilizing a customized approach that evaluates each patient on more than their lab results, Testosterone Replacement Therapy helps bring hormones up to an optimal range for improved overall health and wellness, aiming higher than simply the “standard” level. We focus on testosterone optimization therapies so that each patient feels and functions at their highest. If you decide testosterone optimization is for you, a single weekly injection will be administered. Patients prefer to come weekly to get the injection, while others administer it at home.
Benefits of Stable Testosterone
Your Physical Health
Improving your testosterone levels can reverse the decrease in muscle mass and bone density. Testosterone optimization can improve your cardiovascular health by reducing the formation of plaque in your arteries and reversing the effects of insulin resistance and weight gain. In essence, maintaining optimal levels of testosterone will improve overall health and stamina.
Enhancing testosterone levels can heighten one’s sexual capability and desire, thus optimizing sexual performance. Furthermore, it can reduce depression and create a more positive mental state.
By optimizing the amount of testosterone in the body, vigor, and concentration can be renewed, giving you the ability to regain energy and stay focused.
Effects of Low Testosterone
Having optimal levels of testosterone is key to men’s wellness. Many men complain of symptoms that could be due to sub-optimal testosterone levels, including the inability to perform in the bedroom as they once did, decreased libido, decreased endurance, fatigue, inability to concentrate, weight gain, and loss of muscle mass.
Untreated Low Testosterone
It is common for men to have reduced testosterone levels as they grow older. Yet, if the levels drop below the normal range, a person may exhibit short-term and long-term symptoms. These may include erectile dysfunction, reduced libido, mental health problems such as depression, difficulty concentrating, and weight gain. Prolonged low testosterone levels that have remained untreated may also lead to a decrease in muscle mass and weakening of the bones called osteoporosis.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have symptoms like decreased sex drive, tiredness and depression, there is treatment available, and you may be a suitable candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy. TRT is an effective way to get your energy levels back on track by increasing your testosterone levels to an optimal range!
From the age of 30 onwards, the majority of males tend to observe a mild steady decrease in their testosterone levels. Going with this decrease in the male hormone often is a lessening of sexual libido, leading men to think this is just an expected part of aging. Even though it is true that older males tend to have lower testosterone levels, we focus on optimizing these levels through TRT.
Some medical professionals attest that a normal testosterone reading is between 300-1000 ng/dl for most men. However, many males over the age of 45 experience lower readings than the cited range with increasing age. Additionally, over 20% of men aged 60 and older, and 30% of men aged 70 to 80 have testosterone levels below 300 ng/dl. At The Edge For Men in St. Louis we recognize that optimal results require even higher ranges: between 700 and 1200 ng/dl – aiming higher and achieving greater results through increased hormone optimization.
It’s important to keep in mind that each individual is different so testosterone treatment is more than simply treating a lab value. Our goal is to exceed what is considered “normal” and instead, optimize testosterone levels to help our clients achieve desired results. That being said, “normal” testosterone levels are stated as follows: Testosterone levels of men in their 40’s are 252-916 ng/dl, men in their 50’s are 215-878 ng/dl, men in their 60’s are 196-859 ng/dl, and men in their 70’s are 156-819 ng/dl.
A Men’s Clinic To Raise Performance
The Edge For Men is a Clinic in the St Louis area that focuses on enhancing men’s performance. Whether in the office, the gym, or the bedroom, we offer a range of services to improve your appearance and performance. We help you to live life optimally! Each patient has access to the following:
An unmatched offering of body sculpting treatments
Testosterone optimization to improve performance
Sexual enhancement treatments for optimal performance
Skin and injectable treatments to enhance the appearance
Under the medical direction of Richard Moore, M.D.