February 28, 2014

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Having low testosterone for both men and women contributes to weight gain, fatigue, low libido, low bone density and muscle tone.

• What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is an important hormone from the androgen group that is found both in men and women. Testosterone helps maintain muscle and bone mass and one of the main contributor to a person’s sex drive.

• What is Testosterone Deficiency?

Low testosterone level or otherwise known as Testosterone Deficiency (TD) happens as a person ages. TD has been found to be associated with obesity, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.

Nowadays, certain medical advances such as Testosterone Replacement Therapy can help to prevent TD and promote healthy aging. It’s not just adding more years to your life, but more life to your years.

• Testosterone in Men and Women

In men, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as the testis and prostate as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as increased muscle, bone mass, and the growth of body hair.

Testosterone concentration declines with age among men 40 to 70 years of age. Four in 5 men may have symptoms of TD and having lower testosterone levels appear to promote a higher risk for mortality among men.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy can also improve body composition and metabolic outcomes related to serum glucose and cholesterol levels such as insulin resistance – inability of cells to use insulin effectively.

The symptoms of TD includes:

• What is the solution for Testosterone Deficiency (TD)?

Hormone Optimization such as Testosterone Replacement Therapy has been shown to have major benefits in men and women as they age, and significantly decrease the incidence of osteoporosis, cognitive decline, inflammatory changes, metabolic syndrome, and diminished libido and associated sexual dysfunction that are caused by TD.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy can also improve body composition and metabolic outcomes related to serum glucose and cholesterol levels such as insulin resistance – inability of cells to use insulin effectively.

For men, with appropriate initial screening and subsequent medical monitoring, Testosterone Replacement Therapy is safe and does not increase the risk compared to the men who are not on TRT.

For women, when administered properly and monitored carefully, Testosterone Replacement Therapy is safe. It must also be appropriately balanced with other hormonal factors, to improve quality of life and decrease risk of chronic disease.

Hormone Optimization such as Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a part of the Optimagenics™ Age Management Program by Cutis Medical Laser ClinicsOptimagenics™ is helping patients to get and stay healthy through a personalized program of nutrition, exercise, hormonal optimization, nutritional supplementation and improvement in mind-set.

In Optimagenics™ Age Management Program, every candidate undergoes current health status  and medical history evaluation, physical examination, and laboratory tests to determine whether the program is suitable for the candidate.