What Once Was
“I’m not quite the man I used to be.” Such a familiar expression, echoed by Fine Young Cannibals, Mr. T, and countless others, both noted and anonymous. For some men, it’s a philosophical look at how life has changed them from a rebellious antihero to a stalwart man, or from an innocent to a cynic. For others, it’s a bittersweet observation about how their bodies have changed from youth and young adulthood to middle age or older.
What Does That Mean?
During your youth, you were likely energetic and fit, at the top of your game mentally and physically. Did you realize it then? Probably not. Youth, as Mark Twain said, is wasted on the young. The vitality you once showed may slowly ebb as you enter a new decade of life, largely due to the hormonal changes that occur even in men.
What is Testosterone?
As you age, your testosterone level may decrease naturally. Testosterone is a hormone, or chemical substance, that is present and necessary for both male and female bodies to function correctly, but we usually associate it with the development of maleness. As our bodies reach puberty, testosterone aids in the development of male genitalia and physical characteristics such as:
- The development of body and facial hair
- Deepening of the voice
- Increasing lean muscle mass
Testosterone also helps regulate one’s sex drive.
How Do I Know if My Testosterone is Low?
A decrease in testosterone is also known as hypogonadism. There are a variety of changes that may appear when your testosterone level decreases. You may experience:
- Changes in mood (depression or anxiety)
- Erectile dysfunction or ED
- Loss of libido
- Weight gain and/or loss of lean muscle mass
In other words, you’re just not quite the man you used to be.
Can Testosterone Treatments Help?
Yes! Testosterone treatments can help alleviate the symptoms listed above as well as others, including:
- Insulin resistance
- Bone density
- Sexual function and desire
How Can Vallee Health Repair Help?
Vallee Health Repair, LLC can help you regain some of the vigor you’ve lost through the process of aging. We offer in-depth consultations coupled with appropriate medical testing to determine precisely what your hormone level(s) are compared to what they should be. We’ll explore your medical history, family history, and current symptoms to determine the most effective treatment plan for you. We offer a variety of treatment plans and modalities to best enhance your life.
Why Vallee Health Repair?
Vallee Health Repair, LLC uses a combination of traditional medical treatment and complementary medicine to help you live your best life. Tasha Vallee, FNP-BC, FPA, Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, has practiced in several different medical settings, allowing her to hone her skills and develop a unique approach to health and wellness. She also provides compassionate care that enables you to enjoy your daily life to the fullest extent possible.
Vallee Health Repair is located in Quincy, IL. Call (217) 577-2992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment that will change your life and help you return to the man you once were.
Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.