Male muscle loss (also called sarcopenia) often occurs as a result of aging. When this happens, muscle loss manifests itself both as the loss of muscle strength and the loss of overall muscle mass.
Deterioration can start to take place in men as early as their mid-20’s but is most pronounced after 60 years of age. Studies have shown that between the ages of 25 and 60, a physically inactive male will lose muscle mass and strength at a rate of .5% each year. This may seem like a small amount, but it adds up over time. Additionally, this process accelerates as a man continues to grow older – muscle loss may increase to a rate of 1% each year in men over 60, and 2% each year in men over 70.
Fortunately, you don’t have to accept muscle loss as an inevitable part of aging. Hormone replacement therapy is a safe and effective way to rebuild and maintain lost muscle mass.
If low testosterone is causing your muscle atrophy, hormone replacement therapy may be the solution for you. Global Life Rejuvenation physicians administer and monitor HRT treatments to help men regain lost muscle mass. Contact us to meet a physician and get started with your HRT consultation today.
What Causes Muscle Atrophy?
In men, there is a well-established relationship between hormonal imbalances and age-related muscle loss. Hormonal imbalances in men over 40 are usually related to andropause (also called “male menopause”), which is the time in a man’s life when gradually falling testosterone levels begin to affect his health.
Testosterone is vital to maintaining strong muscles. Testosterone binds to receptors in muscle cells and trigger both contraction and growth. Insufficient testosterone levels prevent good muscle health.
Other symptoms of andropause can also contribute to muscle loss. For example, weight gain is often a symptom of hormonal imbalances, which can lead to less willingness to exercise and train the muscles.
- Depression and fatigue are also common symptoms of andropause, and can result in a decreased motivation to exercise or even to move around on a daily basis, resulting in the acceleration of weight gain and muscle loss.
Sarcopenia Treatment for Men with HRT
Physicians at Global Life Rejuvenation design programs that specifically address the hormonal imbalances associated with muscle loss. Combined with lifestyle, nutrition, and resistance-based exercise programs, we aim to promote improved muscle mass and strength through HRT. We help you build back lost muscle mass and maintain it!
Is HRT for Men Safe?
It’s important to remember that even though it’s called hormone replacement therapy, the goal of this treatment is not to replace someone’s hormone level to what they once had. Our process is to give a very small amount of hormones to supplement or to help your body naturally produce hormones that it no longer makes as a result of aging. By doing this, we alleviate symptoms associated with hormone imbalance and help you feel better.
HRT is completely safe when taken under the guidance of an expert practitioner. Among men, HRT has been proven to help prevent cardiovascular risks and type 2 diabetes. We don’t want anyone to suffer from lost muscle mass or muscle atrophy when there’s a much better option available.
Contact Global Life Rejuvenation online or call us at (866) 793-9933 and learn more about how hormone therapy can help you regain lost muscle mass.