THE TESTOSTERONE TEST – Low Libido: What Do You Really Know About it?

Low Libido

Let’s take a quick little quiz:

  1. Does anyone really know what libido is?
  2. Do only men have libido?
  3. Are libido and ego related?
  4. Where did libido come from?
  5. Is your libido MIA?

Answers:

  1. Scientists and physicians and such know what “libido” really is
  2. Women, in fact, do have libidos and they don’t come from watching “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”. (see “lust” on Google”)
  3. According to Freud, yes, although when you put them together, narcissism figures in (go figure)
  4. Early 20th century: from Latin, literally ‘desire’, ‘lust
  5. If you’ve lost interest in sex, it’s definitely worth questioning

That said, let’s start this libido lesson with our old pal Freud. According to him and his other pals, “Libido is an expression taken from the theory of the emotions. We call by that name the energy, regarded as a quantitative magnitude (though not at present actually measurable), of those instincts which have to do with all that may be comprised under the word ‘love”‘.

Sex. It’s Starting to Get Good Here

In real life, “libido” comes down to 2 little words: SEX DRIVE. Virility plays a big role in our concept of manhood. There’s the sex appeal of everything from Victoria’s Secret Models to women wrestlers. Conquests are bandied about, well, just about everywhere. Instagram images? Instant varoomm.. You can be hypersexual and tear down your desire track, desperately seeking opportunity, driven to act on the urge, not taking a minute to stop at your neighborhood sex toy shop.

Just How Low Can Your Libido Go?

On the opposite side, you could be grounded by hyposexuality, a low libido putting your “gotta get it” in stall. You feel like you’re in a permanent no-nooky slump regardless of the allure of barely-there lingerie.  A lot of factors can cause a low libido. It could be something as simple as moral or religious reasons. Psychologically, a person’s urge can be repressed or sublimated. On the other hand, a person can engage in sexual activity without an actual desire for it. Multiple factors affect human sex drive, including stress, illness and others. Problems can arise from disparity of sexual desires between partners, or poor communication between partners of sexual needs and preferences.

Caution: Porn Warning

Porn’s allure and ever-present existence isn’t exactly titillating new news. The question that still remains, however, is how this tsunami of porn is affecting the libido of the American male. Most men you ask who are married or in relationships will claim they are still attracted to their partners sexually. But the reality (or rather non-reality) of easy-access porn gives men access to younger, hotter, and more sexually adventurous women. Researcher believe that porn causes the male brain to release a dopamine-oxytocin combo—sort of like a “biochemical love potion” that fires up your neurotransmitters that not only get you off on porn, but potentially develop a biological attachment to it. Even those with hyposexuality can get off on it.

Put it to the Real Test

You might not call sexual problems as having a problem with your libido. You do know that the problems are real, and a real concern to you. They’re a real concern for men everywhere. You feel like your masculinity is in question. You feel like a sexual failure. You feel like you can’t talk to anyone about it, including your spouse. If it’s a matter of “take it or leave it” and you keep coming up with “leave it”, it’s a good chance the only thing wrong, is a hormone imbalance. And no one in the area has more experience and success in treating hormone imbalances than Stephen A. Goldstein M.D., F.A.C.S. at Denver Hormone Health. He treats the issue of sexuality seriously. Before anything, he’ll have a lot of questions to ask you. And you’ll feel like you could tell him anything. Then, with simple tests, he can target what the trouble really is, and treat it with a program exclusively for you. That simple.

So call for an appointment now.

And put your sex life in drive again.

OVER WHAT HILL – Pep Rally For Peptides

 

Peptides

While you might have heard of them, do you actually know what they are? To put it simply, they are basically just small proteins. Proteins and peptides are fundamental components of cells that carry out important biological functions. Proteins give cells their shape, for example, and they respond to signals transmitted from the extracellular environment.

The Tides of Time

Certain types of peptides play key roles in regulating the activities of other molecules. Structurally, proteins and peptides are very similar, being made up of chains of amino acids that are held together. Peptides have many functions in the body, some act like neurotransmitters, others like hormones. Many control and influence how our bodies react to diet and physical exercise. To date, over 7,000 naturally occurring peptides have been identified in our bodies. That’s a lot of signaling going on.

It Grows on You

There are also several amino acids that are necessary in sufficient amount to produce hormones like human growth hormone (HGH). HGH has effects on body composition, not just growth. People who have a significant HGH deficiency, generally due to pituitary disease, have increased body fat and decreased muscle mass and decreased bone density. There have since been numerous claims that HGH is the “anti-aging miracle. There are studies cited by physicians who feel that lower levels of HGH in aging adults results in diminished energy, muscle loss and decreased tissue repair. These studies have shown some positive effects in individuals whose HGH levels are brought up to the levels considered normal for young individuals. The benefits of peptides can:

  • Increase muscle mass and burn fat
  • Improve skin elasticity
  • Potentially protect and heal people with cardiac dysfunction and abnormalities
  • Treat sexual dysfunction in both men and women
  • Decrease body fat
  • Improve injury healing
  • Reduce hunger levels
  • Give more stamina
  • Increase mental focus
  • Increase bone density
  • Provide deeper sleep
  • Grow fuller hair
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Decrease joint and muscle pain.

Just to name a few uppers of upping your peptides and HGH.

You Might Not “Get ‘Em”, But You’ll Be Glad You Have ‘Em

You know how science and all those scientific names can boggle anyone’s imagination, but here are a few Peptide Therapies that are real stunners:

  • Hexarelin
  • AOD 9604
  • Bremelanotide PT 141
  • Tesamorelin
  • GHRP-2
  • Ipamorelin
  • Sermorelin

You won’t have to know how to spell them in a spelling bee or even how to remember what they are. What you should know is that there is a specialist in Peptide Therapy, that understands it all inside out; Stephen A. Goldstein MD, F.A.C.S. at Denver Hormone Health. Dr. Goldstein has had endless experience in hormone replacement therapy, but his skill in knowing which Peptide therapy is exactly what you need, is equally unrivaled.

Just one appointment and you’ll find out for yourself…

You’re younger than your used to be.

OVER WHAT HILL – Put on Your Anti-Aging Caps

telomeres

Do Tel

On the very flip side of anti-aging miracle creams and products is where you’ll find the real truth about anti-aging. They’re called “telomeres”. We inherit telomeres from our parents, but no matter the length of our telomeres at birth, everyone’s get shorter as they age. Telomeres are essential for the health of chromosomes. Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes.

Put on Your Anti-Aging Caps

Think of telomeres like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces. (that’s science you don’t need a doctorate to understand, right?)  Without the coating, shoelaces become frayed until they can no longer do their job. In the same way, without telomeres, DNA strands become damaged and our cells can’t do their job. DNA makes up all of the cells in our body. It is the genetic material that makes us who we are. And every organ in our body (skin, liver, heart, etc.) is made up of cells. So, telomeres are vital to our health.

The Short and Shorter of It

When we use the analogy ” frayed shoelaces”, we really mean that the telomeres become shortened. Eventually, they can no longer do their job. They shorten as we age, but they can also be shortened by stress, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise and poor diet. In any case, telomeres act as the aging clock in every cell.

Each time a cell divides, its telomeres become shorter. After years of splicing and dicing, telomeres become too short for more divisions. At this point, cells are unable to divide further and become inactive, die or continue dividing anyway — an abnormal process that’s potentially dangerous.

It Can Grow on You

While your cell clock is ticking, there are things you can do that have been shown to actually lengthen telemores.

-Control and reduce stress- in a person under huge stress, cells can behave as if 10 years shorter

-Exercise regularly-people who do regular (but not crazed exercise) have been 3% less likely to have super short telomeres than a person who didn’t exercise at all- the more intense the exercise the longer the telomeres.

-Eat a range of foods for antioxidant and vitamin benefits. A diet high in antioxidant foods like berries and artichokes can slow down aging and help prevent or reduce cell damage.

Try meditation and yoga-there are even studies that have found yoga and meditation maintained telomere length in breast cancer patients.

So, all is not lost. There’s another key player in the game: telomerase. Telomerase is an enzyme that lengthens telomeres and keeps them from wearing out too fast or too early. Exposing human cells to telomerase slows cell aging and allows cells to begin copying again and longer telomeres cause gene expression to change to a younger phenotype (phenotype is how genetic and environmental influences come together to create an organism’s physical appearance and behavior) which makes cells function as though they were younger.

Trying to explain telomerase further here might cause your “huh?” button to want to click away, so just know that telomerase is something that can help.

The Real Science Story

There is a definite science to aging. And while aging is inevitable, how old it makes you feel is optional. A lot is involved in the process. Yes, the telomeres that are at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes, will shorten with age. If you allow the process to continue, you can count on the cells that die to create real physical problems. Fortunately, the process can be reversed. The length of telomeres can be extended with Peptide Therapy. It is important to know that there isn’t just one Peptide Therapy option. There are many, because each person is different. And no one is better able to determine which option is the one exactly for you, than Stephen A. Goldstein MD, F.A.C.S. at Denver Hormone Health. For years, patients have counted on Dr. Goldstein for his expertise and experience with hormone therapy. But his skill with Peptide Therapy options, rivals that. The benefits are many, and you’ll be amazed at all they can do to take years off your years.

Call now, and keep this in mind; feeling young is appropriate for any age.