Testosterone and brain function are closely related. Signs of low testosterone include poor memory, depression, and cognitive decline. Low free testosterone is also a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease.
A Critical Hormone
A Critical Hormone
The more time passes the more we see testosterone is a critically important hormone not only for sex and muscle building but for the brain and heart as well. The evidence mounts that low free testosterone is a risk factor for many chronic diseases.
The argument for testosterone replacement therapy is bolstered when we realize how closely testosterone and brain function are related. We are literally shortchanging ourselves by refusing to see as a society the importance of testosterone to our well being.
The two organs in the body with the most testosterone receptors are the brain and heart, and the importance of these two organs for both the quality of life and even life itself can't be understated.
Signs of Low Testosterone
When this critical anabolic hormone declines there are changes in behavior especially for men that indicate something is very wrong. Our medical system is just beginning to realize this, but still can't bring itself to recommend the proper treatment.
The levels of free testosterone (the testosterone that is not bound, but circulates freely in the body) are the key here. Here are some indications of low free testosterone:
Many of these signs of low testosterone point to the link between testosterone and brain function, and the fact that when testosterone declines the brain suffers. This alone is or should be enough to warrant medical intervention with appropriate therapy.
Also new research has shown that low free testosterone is now associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinsons and Alzhemiers as well as sub-clinical depression and inability to concentrate.
These problems have a serious impact on the quality of life as well as longevity and warrant more serious consideration than our medical system currently gives them. In our current medical paradigm we treat diseases like Alzhemiers and Parkinsons, but will not address the underlying hormone problems that seem connected to them.
Studies have shown men with depression have low free testosterone that is almost 20% lower than normal. Higher testosterone levels result in a heightened sense of well being, not to mention a much better sex life!
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Why didn't I say testosterone therapy instead of hormone therapy? Because hormones, even bioidentical one need to be balanced. Giving one hormone without consideration of how these hormones are balanced in relation to each other can cause problems. Bioidential hormone therapy takes this into consideration and seeks to balance all hormones in the body so that the end result is better function both of the brain and all the other bodily systems that are affected by testosterone.
An antiaging doctor who is skilled in hormone therapy can help you to achieve this balance by using bioidentical hormones in the right amounts to approximate the healthy normal output of your body.
Biosignature modulation is another therapeutic approach that can address the signs of low testosterone and restore balance between hormone leading to better brain function and overall health.
Whichever route you choose, understand that testosterone and brain function go hand in hand, and that your brain determines how your body ages. If you have any of the symptoms listed above get yourself checked for low free testosterone.
Balancing your hormones and elevating testosterone can help you to be your very best in all areas of your life! You owe it to yourself and those you love to do it!