At a certain age, men’s bodies start to undergo specific changes related to aging. The body’s metabolism slows down, sex drive can decrease, and the vim and vigor a man once was accustomed to feeling can appear only occasionally, or not at all.
When these changes occur later in a man’s life, they can be natural signs of aging. Men who are elderly don’t have the same energy levels or body types as younger men. So it’s normal for these changes to occur.
But for men who are not yet elderly, these signs of premature aging can be symptoms of something more sinister than natural aging. It could be a condition known as hypogonadism, or the loss of the body’s natural production of testosterone.
Warning Signs to Watch Out For
Because every man’s body is different, it’s difficult to assign an age the marks the turning point for men naturally aging and when there is still time to do something about these changes.
For some men, 70 years is old. For others, 60 may be the cutoff point. Rather than make a “one size fits all rule”, a better approach is to consider five criteria for when testosterone replacement therapy could be beneficial:
- When men have been medically diagnosed with hypogonadism
- When men experience a decrease in their libido or sex drive
- When men find themselves in a bad or sad mood more frequently
- When men experience a loss in muscle mass or bone density
- When medical tests show a drop in red blood cell production
If you are experiencing some or all of these symptoms, you may be a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy.
Getting the Help You Need
Just because you are older than you used to be doesn’t mean you have to give up on your vitality. If you think you could benefit from hormone replacement therapy, call the experts at Rejuvchip.
We’re here to help you feel better.