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The inability to build muscle no matter the time you dedicate to exercise is many time s associated with hormonal imbalance in andropause and typically results in loss of muscle strength and muscle mass.
Muscle loss can start as early as 25, but is more prominent after age 60. Inactive men tend to experience muscle loss at a more rapid rate due to cell atrophy, which converts muscle fibers into fat when not used.
The Role of Hormones
While many men attribute muscle loss to aging, decreased testosterone levels during andropause has a large impact on muscle loss in men.
Testosterone and muscle strength have an important relationship. Balanced testosterone levels enable men to develop beautifully sculptured bodies with a regular work out plan and imbalanced testosterone levels can disable men from being able to build muscle mass despite how many time they go to the gym.
Testosterone hormones delegate muscle growth by connecting to muscle cell receptors and telling them to contract and grow. During andropausal hormone imbalance, decreased testosterone levels cause a shortage of hormones to link to muscle cell receptors often resulting in muscle loss.
Muscle loss can be daunting for many men , who have been able to manage their muscle strength through regular exercise. While exercise is an important factor in managing muscle loss associated with andropause, rebalancing your hormone is essential to rebuilding your muscle mass, strength and health.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with natural hormones provides a gentle, safe and effective way to restore hormonal balance, relieving many of the symptoms associated with aging and resulting in the recovery of youth and vitality. Unlike the synthetic hormones (HRT), which are produced from plant progesterone, animal estrogens and not identical to our hormones, bioidentical hormones are exact replicas of the hormones produced by our bodies naturally. Based on compounds found in nature, typically soy beans and wild Mexican yams, bioidentical hormones are recognized by the body as its own.
Proper testosterone supplementation, can also play an important role rebuilding muscle mass, strength and overall health and wellness.
To assess your symptoms and to learn more about how bioidentical hormones and other safe and effective tools of Age Management medicine can lead to hormonal balance, improved muscle mass, strength and overall well-being, contact a certified RestoreMD doctor in your area.