As you get older, you may start to lose muscle mass. Muscle loss, also known as muscle atrophy, is the gradual reduction of muscle tissue. Some muscle loss occurs naturally due to age, but sometimes it may mean a more serious medical condition. Additionally, many men suffering from low testosterone have noticed a significant decrease in muscle mass and an increase in body fat, especially around their midsection.
Struggling to do everyday things and just feeling like you can’t do what you used to? If you are dealing with a significant reduction in strength and feel week, call us right away at 973-998-7770 or contact us online to get started!
Symptoms of Muscle Loss
Muscle loss is usually accompanied by several noticeable symptoms. If you are suffering from age-related muscle atrophy, you may notice some of the following:
Difficulty Building Muscle
(Despite Healthy Diet & Exercise)
Difficulty Losing Weight
(especially around the middle),
Low Range of Motion
(in extreme cases)
Causes of Muscle Loss
Some muscle loss can be attributed to lack of exercise; this can occur in any person that doesn’t get enough physical activity. But what if you are moderately active and not seeing any type of results, regardless of how hard you work? This could be a sign of a hormone imbalance or low testosterone.
Other things that factor into low testosterone include:
Reduced bone mass (more susceptible to fractures)
Problems with Erections
low sex drive
decrease in energy
increase in body fat
changes in mood
As people age, they lose muscle gradually. This condition is called sarcopenia. Sarcopenia typically starts after age 30, and accelerates toward extreme muscle loss after age 50. One of the primary reasons age-related muscle loss occurs is an imbalance of certain hormones. These hormones include: testosterone and estrogen.
Muscle Loss Treatment
Depending on the nature of your muscle loss, your doctor may try any various methods of treatment. For some forms of atrophy, increased exercise, weight loss or an adjusted diet will be sufficient. For other more forms, an effective treatment is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Also called BHRT, this treatment builds strength through replenishing your testosterone and growth hormone levels. Whether delivered with injections or topical creams, BHRT uses testosterone and growth hormones that are biologically identical to those your body produces naturally.
Restore Your Strength
Muscle loss can change your life. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy provides a proven way to regain your strength naturally. If you’re suffering from muscle loss and need help, call (973) 998-7770.
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