Low testosterone or “Low T” is not a disease, but rather a natural aging process that can be regulated through proactive awareness. This occurs in men and women Testosterone production, which sustains sexual function and promotes muscular and skeletal health, drops 1% to 2% a year beginning in a man’s 20s. Almost 5% of the adult male population has Low T, but only a small percentage seeks treatment. Testosterone is important for multiple reasons. It helps:
- maintain normal sexual and reproductive function
- promote muscle and skeletal growth and maintenance
- conversion to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), important for facial and body hair growth, acne suppression, and prostate development
- conversion to estradiol (E2), which plays a role in bone formation and breast tissue development
Women and hormone replacement is nothing new. Dr Timothy Hlavinka is one of most experienced medical doctors in Texas helping women with hormone replacement. He is the only Fellow of the International Society of the Study of Women’s Sexual Health in Texas. Symptoms such as mood swings, hot flashes, depression, decreased sexual drive, migraines and problems losing weight in women may be caused by a hormonal imbalance.