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5 Myths About Testosterone Debunked

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Testosterone has become an increasingly popular topic for medical professionals and lay people alike. While many still have the unfortunate misunderstanding of this powerhouse hormone, some have discovered its versatility in treating a myriad of symptoms caused by low levels. This hormone is produced by the testicles and ovaries. Producing too little or too much can affect your physical and mental health. While production naturally tapers off as we age, other factors can cause hormone levels to drop.

Myth 1. Only for men

While often associated with men, testosterone is equally important for women, influencing bone strength, muscle tone, and even their zest for life. When it dips, fatigue, diminished desire, and mood swings can creep in. Yes, males have higher concentrations of this hormone naturally, but women also naturally produce it. We will naturally produce less testosterone as a part of aging, but that doesn’t mean we need to live with the symptoms.

Myth 2. Causes cancer

As with any other treatment or therapy, it is important to seek the expertise of a certified medical professional for assessment. There is also an important distinction to make with hormone therapy methods; there are synthetic hormones and bio-identical hormones (natural). Bio-identical hormones have not been linked to causing any kind of cancer with appropriate treatment.

Myth 3. Makes you more manly

While some men might think this would be a great side effect, it’s simply not true. Many women are concerned that taking testosterone will make their voice deeper, make them grow facial hair, or give them Schwarzenegger-like muscles. This is not the case, and well-optimized hormone replacement will not cause “manly” side effects.

Myth 4. Leads to risk-taking and aggression

Links between testosterone and physical aggression are at best: unclear, contested, and contingent. Testosterone can actually help with depressive mood or mood swings related to hormone decline. Not only can testosterone supplementation boost your mood, but it can also give you more energy, improve cognition, and help with poor concentration.

Myth 5. Causes baldness

The DHT conversion from testosterone might raise concerns about hair loss. However, advanced testing and personalized treatment plans by certified hormone specialists can significantly reduce DHT and optimize testosterone therapy while minimizing side effects.

Don’t let rumors dictate your well-being. Seek a certified professional, get informed, and make the confident choice to pursue therapy, that is right for you.

Impacts of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

  • Improves well-being, energy, strength, and endurance
  • Improves sexual function and clitoral sensitivity
  • Decreases visceral fat
  • Improves body composition by maintaining muscle mass and bone density
  • Increases collagen, skin thickness, and improves skin tone
  • Reduces fat deposition, and cellulite
  • Increases muscle mass, strength, endurance, and exercise tolerance
  • Improves libido, erectile function, and sexual performance
  • Reduces fat, both visceral and subcutaneous
  • Lowers cholesterol and improves lipid parameters
  • Improves lean muscle mass, bone density, and promotes healing
  • Protects against cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and arthritis

Watch this video on one man’s hormone replacement results!

Hormone Replacement Therapy at CENTRAL WELLNESS

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be a wonderful treatment for men or women experiencing hormone decline. At Central Wellness our providers determine the best treatment plan by assessing your blood test results and optimizing your hormones for a healthier, happier life. If you’ve got questions about Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, give us a call at 406.869.1066 to chat with one of our board-certified providers or request a consultation below!

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