Low Testosterone Levels and Chronic Diseases in Men


Low Testosterone Levels and Chronic Diseases in Men

Testosterone deficiency, also known as male hypogonadism, occurs when the body’s sex glands produce little to no hormones. This condition affects men of all ages. Hormonal imbalance has a direct effect on overall health. Many men are unaware that the symptoms they live with are related to hormone levels. You may be suffering from weight gain, irritability, problems in the bedroom, or loss of muscle mass. These common symptoms are associated with unbalanced hormones, although many people just chalk them up as age-related. Researchers are learning that declining levels of testosterone contribute to a decline in general health, as well as increases risk for chronic disease.

Recent studies have proven that low levels of testosterone in men could lead to increased risk of developing a number of chronic conditions, including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, arthritis, clinical depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and pulmonary disease. Scientists have found a direct correlation between low levels of testosterone and the resistance of insulin, which is the hormone that controls blood sugar levels. Low testosterone levels can be a marker of early mortality and can lead to the activation of genes linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes. The mortality rates of heart disease in men with low testosterone are nearly double compared to those with normal levels.

Restoring testosterone levels can help improve your overall health, with positive changes to your mood, sexual desire and function, metabolic function, exercise capacity, cognitive impairment, and increased energy levels. Results are showing testosterone replacement therapy has a substantial effect on obesity and body composition, especially muscle mass.

Here at Fountain of You MD in Virginia Beach, VA, we treat hormonal imbalance with a comprehensive combination of bioidentical hormones and lifestyle changes. Our program is specially formulated to help you lose weight, feel more energized, and regain your sense of vitality. We specialize in safe and effective therapies to help improve your performance and get you back to enjoying your life again.

Anti-Aging‌ ‌and‌ ‌Health‌ ‌Benefits‌ ‌of‌ ‌NAD+‌ ‌ IV‌ ‌Therapy‌

New research into aging is discovering ways to delay age-related conditions, prevent obesity and treat chronic inflammatory diseases that cause pain and dysfunction. Some of these treatments show promise in actually helping to reverse signs of aging, in turn helping us stay younger and healthier even as we live longer.

NAD+ IV therapy is one of the newest ways to fight the effects of aging. It works on a cellular level to improve your health and help you feel younger and more energetic. To understand how NAD+ IV therapy can help you, you need to understand how your cells change as you age.

The Role of Mitochondria in Aging

Mitochondria are organelles, small structures within almost every one of the cells in your body. Mitochondria power the many biochemical reactions our cells, and therefore our bodies, need to function correctly. Without properly working mitochondria, you may begin to have weaker muscles, weaker bones and less energy.

To work well, mitochondria need nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). They also need Vitamin B3, which affects metabolism and the ability to create NAD+.

As we age and mitochondria begin to decay, levels of NAD+ also decline. In addition to aging, environmental pollution can also lower NAD+ levels. Common elements of the environment that affect NAD+ levels include:

  • Oil
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Car exhaust
  • UV rays

As your cells lose function due to age and environment, you’ll start to feel older, more tired and less strong than you were when you were young.

But if you restore NAD+ levels, mitochondria can work better, which helps counteract aging and its many effects on your health and wellbeing.

NAD+ IV Therapy

To help increase your levels of NAD+, you can undergo NAD+ IV therapy. During this therapy, you receive high levels of NAD+ intravenously (through a vein in your arm). Receiving NAD+ through an IV is more effective than ingesting it because it bypasses your digestive system. The NAD+ goes straight into your bloodstream, where it can be taken to cells all around your body.

NAD+ IV Therapy has numerous anti-aging benefits. Many patients have commonly reported:

  • Better mood
  • Reduced symptoms of depression
  • More energy and less fatigue
  • Improved cognition, memory and mental clarity
  • Better hearing and eyesight
  • Fewer cravings for unhealthy foods
  • A better overall sense of wellbeing

At Fountain of You MD, we believe NAD+ IV therapy can do so much more to help slow the effects of aging. On a cellular level, it can repair damaged cells. Overall, we believe it can also help treat and alleviate symptoms of:

  • Addiction
  • Brain injuries
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Lyme disease
  • Neurodegenerative disorders, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia

The expert care team at Fountain of You MD, offers several anti-aging treatments that can be personalized to fit your needs and lifestyle. Our comprehensive approach to your health and wellness in Virginia Beach gives you the options you need to achieve better health and wellbeing at any age. Contact us at 757-644-4615 to learn more about the anti-aging benefits of NAD+ IV therapy and to schedule your appointment today.

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