Articles on Aging

Aging and Bodily Changes

The male aging process is associated with a significant number of bodily changes and health-related problems. Detecting and treating these changes/problems at an earlier stage can considerably increase the chances of a positive outcome to these changes/problems. Select a specific issue below to learn more about that issue, how to detect that issue, and how… Read more

Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Low Testosterone

Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Low Testosterone

In recent years, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for low testosterone has gained widespread interest from aging men and acceptance from the medical community. With an aging male population, less stigma, and more popular advertisement, more and more men are consulting with their physicians about testing for low testosterone and initiating TRT. What is Testosterone Replacement… Read more

What Is Testosterone? Where Is It Produced?

What Is Testosterone? Where Is Testosterone Produced? Testosterone is the principal male sex hormone and anabolic steroid. More than 95% of testosterone is manufactured by the Leydig’s cells in the testes at various amounts throughout a person’s life. Its actions are most pronounced during puberty. During puberty, it is responsible for causing the maturation of… Read more

What Is HGH?

Human growth hormone (HGH) is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland (a small endocrine gland located at the base of the brain). It promotes muscle growth and bone growth.1 HGH can be more broadly described as an anabolic (muscle-building) hormone much like testosterone. It also helps to regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone… Read more

Testosterone Levels By Age

Testosterone Levels By Age

Testosterone is the prototypical male hormone. It’s what puts hair on your chest and muscles on your frame during puberty. Put simply, testosterone is what makes a man a man. In healthy men, normal testosterone levels generally range between 300 ng/dL and 1050 ng/dL. Unfortunately, levels decline with aging and may fall below the normal… Read more

Sleep and Aging

Men are often unclear about the relationship between sleep and aging. Most men commonly think that the older they get the less sleep they need. On the contrary, sleep need does not decrease with age. However, sleep and aging are related in that sleep quality and quantity do tend to decrease with age. As a… Read more

Changes in Body Composition with Aging

As a man ages, he loses muscle mass, typically about 0.5- 1.0% per year after the age of 40.1 These loses may seem very small, but by the age of 50 these losses add up to roughly a 5-10% loss in muscle mass. Additionally, this loss in muscle mass is typically accompanied by an increase… Read more

How to Increase Testosterone Naturally

Unfortunately, as men age, total and free testosterone decline. Worse yet, these declines have been associated with unwanted physical changes such as increased abdominal fat and decreased muscle mass.1-4 Low levels have also been associated with low libido, low energy, and depression.5 Fortunately, certain healthy lifestyle choices, such as exercise and proper diet, may actually… Read more

What Does Testosterone Do?

What Does Testosterone Do: Simple Overview When free in the blood stream, testosterone can interact with various cells in the body. These include skeletal muscle cells and fat cells as well as skin, scalp, kidney, prostate, bone and brain cells. In the case of muscle cells, testosterone promotes an increase in the synthesis of two… Read more

Symptoms of Low Testosterone

The following are the potential signs and symptoms of low testosterone. Experiencing one or more of these items does not necessarily mean you have low testosterone. These signs and symptoms may be related to one of many other, unrelated issues. Nonetheless, it is important for one to be aware of these potential issues and to… Read more