The body’s entire system is controlled by hormones. Hormones are what make the body regulate temperature and control the organ system so it can function properly. When there is an imbalance of hormones the body can develop chronic problems causing pain to individuals and disrupting their everyday activities. Many of our patients over the last decade have asked complex and intuitive questions about hormone replacement therapies. Part one explains what happens when there is low testosterone in a male body followed by part three to complete this series. By referring patients to qualified and skilled providers who specialized in hormone wellness services. To that end, and when appropriate, we advise our patients to refer to our associated medical providers based on their examination. We find that education is the key to asking valuable questions to our providers. Dr. Alex Jimenez DC provides this information as an educational service only. Disclaimer
In older males, hormone replacement therapy can help replenish testosterone levels in the male body. When the hormones are off-balance, HRT can help reduce levels of androgen that the male body produces. With HRT it can help prolong prostate cancer progress and even lower the adrenal glands from overproducing unnecessary hormones that the body does not need.
There are many factors that can cause body stress. There are two types of stress levels acute stress and chronic stress. Acute stress is caused by simple things like studying for an exam or running late to work. Chronic stress is caused by situations that can negatively affect a person’s health. Some examples include:
New Guidelines Presented at the American Academy of Anti-Aging.
There are some toxins that can affect the human body and can cause prolonged effects that can lead to chronic pain.
Phthalates are a group of chemicals that are used to make plastics more durable. However, these toxins can cause male hormones to be off-balanced.
Phthalates can be found in hundreds of everyday products that we use in our day-to-day lives. These include:
Bisphenol A or BPA has been primarily used to make certain resins and plastics for everyday items and has been used in commerce for the past 50 years. Some of the common products that BPA has produces include:
When males are exposed to BPA, it can cause male infertility and erectile difficulty to the body and even lower testosterone levels causing the body to go haywire.
With testosterone has many important effects on the body including the cardiovascular system. When there is a decrease in testosterone that happens in men after they turn 40 has been associated with an increase in all-cause mortality and cardiovascular risk.
The prospective study of 794 men aged 50-91 with Testosterone at baseline and followed through mortality.
• Average 11.8 years f/u (but up to 20)
• Total and Bioavail Testosterone inversely related to the risk of death
in-depth of DM metabolic syndrome, CVD but attenuated for
adjustment by CRP ad IL-6
• Lowest vs highest quartiles of Testosterone conferred 40%
increased risk of overall mortality and 38% higher
risk of cardiovascular mortality
“In men, endogenous testosterone concentrations are inversely related to mortality due to cardiovascular disease and all causes”
A wealth of modern data accumulated over the past 2 decades has generally revealed that a low serum testosterone level is associated with increased risks of atherosclerosis, CV risk factors, and mortality. Testosterone therapy has beneficial effects on multiple risks factors and risk biomarkers related to these clinical conditions. Notably, TD has been projected to be involved in the development of approximately 1.3 million new cases of CV disease, 1.1 million new cases of diabetes, and over 600,000
When testosterone levels start to lower in a male body it can correlate with the pathophysiology of sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is defined as skeletal muscle mass and strength loss due to age and low testosterone can contribute to decreasing sex hormones and changes to body composition.
The body produces androgen for the male body to function properly. When there are low levels of testosterone and high levels of androgen it can cause erectile dysfunction.
All in all, hormones play a major role in the body. Hormones are what keep the body functioning properly and make sure the organs are doing their job. When unwanted pathogens start affecting the body, it can cause the hormones to be off-balance and cause major chronic problems that cause pain and illnesses that no one wants.
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