Truth About Natural Testosterone Therapy!
After a study published in 2014 found that natural testosterone therapy had absolutely no link to an increased risk of heart attacks, a recent new study published in July 2015 found that there is also no link between natural testosterone therapy and blood clots. That said, it’s time to find out the truth about natural testosterone therapy.
In the new study, researchers found that among patients with a venous thromboembolism (VTE) diagnosis—a disease where blood clots form in the veins—the use of natural testosterone therapy was not found to be associated with an increased risk of VTE.
Based on previous research, it’s known that bioidentical hormones have no associated risk of an increase for heart attacks, and in fact, have even been found to lower risk in certain individuals. The 2014 study observed more than 25,000 men ages 66 or older over a period of eight years and found that the use of natural testosterone therapy among them was found to have no increase for risk of a heart attack.
Not to mention decreasing the risk of heart disease, the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be used to offset the onset of osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction, a decrease in lean muscle mass, cardiovascular disease, and more.
Just as for women, when men age, their hormone levels begin to decline. Testosterone levels for men can start to fall below optimal levels as early as their 30s, peaking around their mid-20s and declining at a rate of around 1 percent each year after age 30.
This process is called andropause and has symptoms that are quite similar to those of menopause in women. For men, there are significant drawbacks to sub-par levels of testosterone, some andropause symptoms include a decrease in muscle mass, cardiovascular disease, loss of sex drive, memory loss, weight gain, depression, low energy, insomnia, and more.
Standard blood tests provide an unbelievably wide acceptable range for “normal” testosterone levels, between 300 and 1,200 ng/dL (nanograms per deciliter). However, keeping one’s testosterone at optimal levels is the key to proactive, healthy aging and keeping one’s body feeling its best at any age. Testing your hormone levels to see if they could be the cause of your symptoms is the first step towards feeling your best again.
The Nava Method™ was developed by our world-class Directors of Integrative Wellness and is designed to help address insomnia, menopause symptoms and many more symptoms of hormonal changes.