Low T: There’s a Solution for Men and Women

In recent years there has been a noticeable increase in radio ads and articles promoting men’s treatment for “low T.” There is an increased awareness and understanding of just how important optimal testosterone levels are for health and longevity. Women, too, suffer when their testosterone levels are low and can also benefit from treatment. It’s no secret that men’s testosterone levels have been in a slow and steady decline for decades now. Why is this happening? The truth is, we don’t know. It may be due to a combination of factors, such as rising obesity levels, medication side effects, and estrogenic chemicals in the environment. Regardless, it’s happening. Framework Integrative Medicine offers various types of treatment options, like bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, to patients suffering from low testosterone and the issues that come along with it.

Why is testosterone so important?

In both men and women, testosterone plays a key role in bone and muscle development. It also helps to maintain those tissues as we age. Testosterone levels impact metabolism, energy production, mood, sexual function, and brain health. When hormone levels are low, immune function and inflammation are negatively impacted. For men, it is the primary sex hormone, and responsible for all of their “male” features. Low testosterone is associated with infertility, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and shortened lifespan. For women, the role of testosterone in preventing osteoporosis after menopause is often overlooked. While estrogen levels drop off, testosterone can help to maintain your bone mass.

Wondering if you have low T?

Here are some signs & symptoms to watch out for:
  • Chronic fatigue 
  • Anemia
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Inability to orgasm
  • Difficulty building muscle
  • Muscle weakness
  • Decreased memory
  • Decreased focus
  • Depression
  • Low motivation
  • Abdominal weight gain
  • Infertility
  • Osteoporosis
  • Decreased body hair
  • Night sweats in men