There’s lots of discussion about issues surrounding menopause and how “the change of life” affects women. However, there’s not nearly as much awareness about managing a man’s aging process. For instance, symptoms of low testosterone can include loss of muscle mass and strength, increased belly fat, impaired brain function, disrupted sleep, loss of libido, impaired sexual function and general fatigue.
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, which peaks at puberty and during early adulthood. Typically beginning in the mid-30’s testosterone levels begin to decline. It is estimated that more than 4 million men over age 45 in the United States have low testosterone, and only a small percentage are receiving treatment.
“Identifying problems such as low testosterone will unlock the secret to better sex, better physique and better overall health,” said Dr. Desmond Ebanks, MD, Founder and Medical Director of Alternity Healthcare, LLC.
Dr. Desmond Ebanks commonly treats men suffering from low testosterone at his innovative medical practice, Alternity Healthcare. It’s of critical importance that men who suffer from low testosterone receive treatment as it can increase cancer risk and premature death. Studies have shown an increased risk of prostate cancer among men with low levels.
Telomere testing is another key screening in the search for the fountain of youth. A telomere is a region of repetitive DNA at the end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration. Telomeres are longer in youth and progressively shorten with each cell division until a critical shortening has occurred which signals cell senescence or cell death. Shorter telomere length has been associated with an increased risk for a number of chronic diseases including metabolic abnormalities, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, dementia and premature death.
A new supplement is working restorative wonders in maintaining telomere length. TA-65 is a popular choice among many NFL players because of its restorative powers. It was discovered by Geron Corp, a California biotech company, and licensed to T.A. Sciences. The patented supplement targets shortened telomeres. TA-65 is a naturally occurring single molecule found in the ancient Chinese herb Astragalus.
“Those who have used the supplement boast of improved vision, energy, libido and faster healing time,” said Dr. Ebanks. “There aren’t many miracle drugs out there, but this one certainly seems to be in that realm.”
Alternity Healthcare is a progressive practice focused on a variety of unique treatments aimed at preserving youth and good health. With a focus on preventative wellness, Alternity concentrates on offering medical services and programs designed to help patients avoid degenerative diseases, restore lost vitality and achieve optimal health. The practice offers the latest state-of-the-art equipment and tests in addition to advanced degree nutritionists and exercise physiologists to guide lifestyle modification recommendations. You can learn more at: www.alternityhealthcare.com
Dr. Desmond Ebanks, MD, Founder and Medical Director of Alternity Healthcare, LLC is a board certified Internist, a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at Cornell University School of Medicine.