09 Sep How BHRT Could Lower Men’s Risk of Having a Heart Attack
BHRT, or Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, is a long-term hormone therapy that can help both men and women regain healthy hormone levels in their body. Many times, as we age, or hormone levels start to drop off, and it can result in a number of serious and unpleasant side effects.
While many men consider hormone replacement therapies for their sexual health and performance, there are actually more benefits of hormone treatments than just improved sex drive. Testosterone treatments could possible lower men’s risk of having a heart attack.
According to recent research, twice as many men who struggle with heart disease, also have low testosterone levels. And when it comes to primary risk factors for heart disease, low testosterone levels are among the most prominent of risk factors.
Heart disease is very serious and can lead to life-threatening heart attacks. However, while a lot of research has been done on the links between weight, stress and exercise levels and heart disease, not as much has been done on the link between hormones and heart disease. Most men know that testosterone levels tend to decrease with age, but they don’t realize that men with heart disease have even lower concentrations of testosterone in their blood than men without heart disease.
Also, men who have the condition known as hypogonadism, which is a gland disorder that causes low testosterone productions, is twice as common in men with heart disease than it is in the general male population.
Increasing the dosage of testosterone may lessen a man’s chance of suffering from heart disease and having a heart attack. Studies have also shown that increasing testosterone can actually cause the arteries to dilate. This will increase blood flow throughout the body which will improve exercise stamina and reduce angina in men that already have heart disease.
There is still more research that needs to be done on this topic. However, these links between testosterone and heart health support the idea that healthy, balanced testosterone levels can lessen the chances of a heart attack. The first step in determining if this is the right approach for you is to get your testosterone levels checked, and to see if you are suffering with “low T.”
For men who are struggling with low T, there are a few different treatment options available, depending on their individual needs and lifestyle. There are patches, gels, creams and pellets available to help any man struggling with testosterone to start enjoying more balanced hormones so they can overcome their issues with low T.
If you are looking for more information on BHRT and how they may be able to help you, then give LT Men’s Clinic a call today at 817-369-3605, to schedule an appointment. We can get your testosterone levels checked and help you determine which treatment is the right treatment for you.