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When Does Perimenopause Start in Women?

Perimenopause, if you’re curious, breaks down like this: “Peri” means “around.” So, perimenopause describes the time “around menopause.” For some women, perimenopause lasts only a few months and for others, four to 10 years. Perimenopause ends and menopause begins when you have stopped having periods for one full year, or 12 months. As women go … Continued

Does Low Testosterone Cause Weight Gain?

The low testosterone/weight-gain connection: It’s a reality for millions of men. Normal levels of testosterone are crucial to fueling metabolism. If you’ve gained weight around your midsection and often feel tired or downright fatigued, it’s possible you’re experiencing two key symptoms of Low T. And here’s the thing: You know you should probably exercise more. … Continued

Will Low T Treatment Help Me Lose Weight?

The primary male hormone, testosterone, has many vital functions. Some of its most important roles? Maintaining muscle mass and promoting muscle growth and bone strength. As testosterone levels decline with age, so do muscle mass and bone strength. Think about it: Muscle helps you burn more calories than fat tissue. As you lose muscle, you … Continued

Does Low Testosterone Cause Depression?

Your sex drive, muscle mass and overall physical and emotional health. Low testosterone (Low T) can affect just about every aspect of being, and feeling like, a man. Men of all ages can have Low T, but it occurs more often in older adults, and it can manifest in many ways. The connection between Low … Continued

What’s the Difference Between Growth Hormone Therapy and HRT?

Growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy (HRT): Both can revitalize adult men suffering from conditions like low libido, weight gain, difficulty losing weight, and even anxiety and depression. But there are differences between the benefits of growth hormone therapy and HRT. Growth hormone therapy vs. HRT: What’s the difference? Human growth hormone (HGH) supports … Continued

HRT for Weight Loss in Women: How It Works

Who wants more belly fat, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and irritability? That would be no one. But women going through menopause experience these symptoms, which can last for years, as their menstrual cycles end. As hormones shift, specifically, a decrease of estrogen, many women gain fat around their bellies and even notice muscle loss. But … Continued

What is MANopause?

MANopause was a term coined by a 2014 Time magazine article of the same name. While menopause affects women and is a natural decline of the female hormone estrogen, MANopause (also known as andropause) affects men, and is a progressive reduction of the male hormone testosterone. Testosterone is vital for building and maintaining bone mass, … Continued

HRT for Weight Loss in Men: How It Works

Approximately 1 in 4 men over 30 experience low testosterone, and those numbers are expected to rise as the U.S. male population ages. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a medical treatment that rebalances the naturally occurring hormones in your body, mainly testosterone. Testosterone is one of the most important hormones for men because it helps … Continued

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause: How It Works

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a medical treatment used to help rebalance the body’s natural hormone levels. For women who are experiencing menopause, an estrogen with progesterone therapy is used to reduce menopausal symptoms like fatigue, hot flashes, vaginal discomfort and insomnia. Hormone therapy may also be used to help reduce a woman’s risk of … Continued

What Do Low Libido and Low T Have in Common?

Testosterone (T) plays a key role in a man’s physical appearance and sexual development, so if you suffer from Low T, you may experience a range of symptoms, including low libido. While some men maintain sexual desire at relatively low testosterone levels, others may experience a negative effect on their libido with smaller fluctuations. What … Continued