At the Fountain of Youth Med Spa we’re all about helping people look and feel young. It’s no secret that good nutrition and exercise are important for staying healthy. However, research has shown that hormones, both bio-identical and replacement hormones help fight Father Time. One of these hormones is testosterone.
Most people are familiar with testosterone. It’s a hormone that many professional sports leagues, and the Olympic, committee test their athletes for abnormally high levels of. Testosterone can help increase libido, control weight, increase energy and improve muscle growth.
Too much testosterone can have negative effects on the human body, much like steroids, but this is usually only a problem among young people who already are producing testosterone. As we age, our testosterone levels decrease, and as a result we lose many of the benefits that testosterone has to offer.
While testosterone is typically considered a male hormone, it is also produced in the ovaries of females. The typical female testosterone level is about 10% the level of men, but even those levels decline during menopause. Like men, women experience similar negative side effects with a drop in their testosterone.
Studies have even shown that post-menopausal women who are treated with estrogen and testosterone supplement vs. estrogen alone experienced a higher libido. Other similar studies have shown testosterone improved memory and energy.
So how to do increase testosterone levels in your body? You have two options: injections or topical gels. Injections have some benefits, such as they only need to be done once a week or every two weeks vs. every day with compounded gels.
Some men prefer the “peak” they get in testosterone with an injection. However, these injections do not mimic the testosterone levels of a healthy man. Topical compounding testosterone gel is a safer solution to increasing testosterone levels in both men and women.
If you’re looking for an anti-aging solution, whether you’re a man or a woman, testosterone may be the answer. However, it is important for you to be evaluated by an experienced medical doctor, like Dr. Nhi Le of the Fountain of Youth. Her office is located along the Texas gulf coast, in Victoria, conveniently situated near Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin & Houston.
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