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Low T

Bio-Vital Men’s Clinic recognizes the effects of declining testosterone and offers safe, effective treatment designed to help men achieve optimal health. Dr. Jefferds has helped hundreds of men identify a protocol that restores vitality and renews passion.

Low T, Andropause, male menopause, manopause…there are many names to characterize the phenomenon of declining, suboptimal testosterone levels. Whatever you call it, low testosterone is not a medical fad or a gimmick. It is simply a physiologic reality for many men and can contribute to mild symptoms for some or a relatively debilitating condition for others. For most the effects will fall somewhere in between.

Like any other non-routine medical situation, male hormone assessment is nothing to be taken lightly and is best evaluated and treated by a doctor with proper experience and expertise. Bio-Vital encourages men with health concerns that may be related to testosterone deficiency to identify a doctor they feel they can trust and to get the proper evaluation.

What Exactly is Testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone. Hormones are biological messengers that are vital to regulating almost every bodily function – from basic needs to functions orchestrated by complex organ systems.

While many hormones participate in the concert of physiological activity, for men, testosterone is the vital hormone particularly abundant in young adults that declines steadily with age. For women, the hormone estrogen is similarly influential.

But is this Something I Really Need?

“Low T” is a term that is viewed skeptically by some within the medical community. Female menopause – a natural part of aging defined by hormonal changes – is a biological process that many women attempt to manage medically.

Curiously, the inevitable decline (with equally predictable health changes) in testosterone levels as a man ages presents health concerns that many doctors are not fully prepared to address.

What is not disputed is that testosterone levels do decline steadily (1-2% per year), generally beginning by the age of 30. Recently, more and more men are choosing to address prematurely low levels and to proactively address this phenomenon under the care of an experienced hormone expert.

With conclusive laboratory work and careful follow-up, properly administered hormone replacement therapy continually proves to be an invaluable intervention for many men.