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Activating the best you by using natural testosterone replacement therapy
At Activation Clinic, we believe in activating your best by using natural, safe treatments to improve your quality of life. We offer a better solution to low testosterone called Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) which increases testosterone levels while eliminating the harmful side effects that come with synthetic testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) offered by most medical providers.
Why is testosterone important?
Testosterone does a lot more than you would think. You’re probably most familiar with testosterone as being the sex hormone responsible for defining “manhood.” Though true, proper levels of this key hormone are also necessary to increase sex drive, burn fat, build muscle, and make you happier.
Testosterone is also known to improve your cardiovascular health, enhance weight loss, help you sleep, and decrease your risk of mortality according to a study of 83,000 older men who underwent testosterone replacement therapy.
The importance of maintaining an optimal level of testosterone is vital to the health and well-being of any man, young or old.
What is Low T?
As men begin to age, their testosterone levels naturally start to fall; typically about 1 percent a year after age 30. What is popularly called “Low T” is a deficiency in testosterone — the body does not have enough testosterone to function properly.
Low T is not only a problem for older men, but for much younger men as well. Drop in testosterone levels can be accelerated by lifestyle risk factors.
Risk Factors that Contribute to Low T or Testosterone Deficiency:
• Chronic stress or Anxiety
• Poor Diet
• Gut Issues
• Low Vitamin D levels
• Weight Gain
• Inadequate Exercise
• Prescription Drugs (especially statins)
• High Cholesterol
• Alcohol consumption
• High Blood Pressure
Signs and Symptoms of Low T or Testosterone Deficiency:
• Increased Abdominal / Belly and Waist Fat
• Decreased Energy
• Difficulty Sleeping / Sleep Apnea
• Mood Swings / Irritability
• Loss of Motivation and Focus
• Problems with Libido and Maintaining Erections
• Inability to Build and Maintain Muscle
• Depressed Immune Response
• Decreased Bone Mass
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What can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Do for Men with Low T or Testosterone Deficiency?
Bioidentical testosterone can help restore health and vitality in men by simply replacing what is missing. Bioidentical (natural) testosterone is molecularly identical to the natural testosterone that is made by a man’s body.
How is Bioidentical Testosterone Therapy different from typical Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) prescribed by most doctors?
Synthetic testosterone prescribed by most doctors is not identical to testosterone naturally created by the body. However, bioidentical testosterone molecularly matches the body’s natural testosterone. Bioidentical testosterone is replicated from plant materials with the exact same chemical structure as what the body produces — they are the same, bioidentical, and the body should not know the difference.
Hormones like testosterone work by attaching to cell receptors (molecules on a cell’s surface that allow other substances to change cell activity). Because cell receptors are designed to interact with the body’s natural testosterone, bioidentical hormones provide the best fit.
Synthetic hormones which are molecularly different from the body’s natural hormones, do not fit well and therefore may be more likely to cause problems at a cellular level. For this reason, the possible side effects of synthetic testosterone hormone replacement such as acne, difficulty falling or staying asleep, irritability/mood swings, blood clots, enlarged breasts in men, nausea and water retention are rare with bioidentical testosterone replacement.
Why Doesn’t My Regular Doctor Offer Bioidentical Testosterone Therapy?
Unfortunately, many doctors are uninformed about bioidentical hormone treatment —perhaps because bioidentical hormones are not marketed or promoted by the pharmaceutical industry. Additionally, most doctors do not take the time or use the resources necessary to be trained and educated on bioidentical hormone therapy.
Any doctor who offers bioidentical hormone therapy including bioidentical testosterone therapy should undergo extensive training and have specialized knowledge of Anti-Aging medicine.
If you plan on getting bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy, make sure your doctor is Board-Certified in Anti-Aging and has extensive training in bioidentical hormone replacement.
Dr. Patrick Cho, President of Activation Clinic is Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and specially trained in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Call us today at (808) 379-2000 to request a private consultation with Dr. Cho.