When most people think of testosterone, they link it to masculinity and the traits that make a man who he is. Testosterone plays a critical role in sexual health, weight management, lean muscle mass, hair growth, energy, and overall livelihood. So when testosterone levels begin to decline with age (“Low T”), men often begin to experience sexual problems, weight gain, low energy and other issues.
In recent years, more and more men have begun turning to testosterone therapy to treat the physical symptoms of Low T”. But what men may not realize is that “Low T” also effects mental functioning! So testosterone therapy can also be an effective tool in supporting brain health.
In fact, testosterone plays such a critical role in a man’s body that it should come as no surprise that testosterone is also important for overall brain health and cognitive function. Having a testosterone level within an optimal range helps to improve depth perception, memory, sleeplessness, mental fog, and overall mental health. Recent studies have even shown that testosterone levels within the appropriate range can also help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and stroke.
In this article the testosterone therapy specialists at Metro Best Health in Columbia, MD discuss some of the recent research on testosterone therapy and it’s protective benefits on men’s brain health.
Alzheimer’s Disease & Testosterone Therapy
Studies have shown that low testosterone increases the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Within these clinical studies, patients who were receiving testosterone therapy and had mild cognitive impairment noticed improvement when testosterone levels were back within the expected ranges.
Within the scientific community, it is also believed that testosterone therapy can slow the decline of cognitive function for those at risk of Alzheimer’s Disease or any other cognitive disorder.
A study by Dr. Robert Tan and Michael Debakey showed that men diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease who were undergoing testosterone therapy saw an improvement in spatial ability and experienced an improved ability to navigate their environment alone – resulting in better quality of life.
Cognitive Function & Testosterone Therapy
Many men suffering from low testosterone understand the challenges of poor cognitive function, sometimes referred to as “brain fog” or “mental fog.” For men who suffer from low testosterone, it is often more challenging to gauge distances, put sentences together, remember why you entered a room or even focus clearly in general. In fact, studies indicate that on average, men who have declining levels of testosterone perform lower on all cognitive testing, be it verbal, spatial, or memory.
The good news is that testosterone therapy – now available at Metro Best Health in Columbia, MD – can help improve and protect against further cognitive decline. One reason testosterone therapy can help men who suffer from brain fog is its ability to regulate cortisol levels. High levels of cortisol make it difficult for your brain to perform optimally and by aiding in the reduction of cortisol production, men have better performance in processes, cognition, memory and experience a reduction in the negative symptoms of brain fog.
Convenient Testosterone Therapy Pellets
By far the most effective, natural, and convenient testosterone therapy method is “subdermal” (under the skin) pellets. These tiny testosterone pellets are smaller than a grain of rice and only need to be inserted every 6 months! So there are no daily pills to remember.
Metro Best Health, in Columbia, MD, is one of the first and only certified SottoPelle Method testosterone pellet providers in the Washington, DC area.
Testosterone Therapy – Columbia, MD
At Metro Best Health, in Columbia, MD we offer testosterone replacement therapy to help naturally restore a man’s hormonal balance and bring testosterone back into the appropriate range.
Testosterone therapy can help improve the symptoms that occur because of decline in testosterone production such as low sex drive, weight gain, hair loss and mood disorders. And, it also can help improve and prevent the decline in cognitive function, or “brain fog”, as our hormone levels decline with age.
If you are a man in Columbia, MD or the Washington, DC area who is experiencing any of the symptoms of declining testosterone levels, contact us today for hormone testing and a testosterone therapy consultation. See how we can help you restore your sex life, increase energy and even improve your mental function today!