Stand Up to Muscle Loss After 40 with BHRT
Feeling less than fab since your 40s? Don’t give up on achieving your best body just yet.
Not able to stabilize your footing after struggling to get out of bed in the morning or feel that your body just doesn’t bounce back as quickly following a musculoskeletal injury? Blame hormones. Specifically estrogen and testosterone deficiencies. It’s not news male sex hormones have potent, muscle-building prowess. However, a study conducted by the University of Minnesota demonstrates the female sex hormone estrogen is also responsible for generating new muscle mass following injury, as well as general muscle maintenance and functionality. “Estrogen deficiency” is known to reduce the bulk of skeletal muscle and minimize muscular force in women. It also impairs muscle recovery following injury.
Age-related changes in muscle tissue are known as “sarcopenia,” It disproportionately affects more women than men, albeit differently and in different ways. Some side effects of sarcopenia include mass muscle depletion, loss of strength, body instability, and increased frailty. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Health and Aging, “The rate of muscle loss is twice as high in men as compared to women. Men have larger amounts of muscle mass and shorter survival than women, which implies that sarcopenia is potentially a greater public health concern among women than men.”
Muscle Mass Loss in Men v. Women
Muscle mass loss in males is linked to the natural decrease in testosterone levels as a man ages, coupled with the increase of fat accumulation after age 40. This recipe limits the body’s ability to build lean muscle tissue, irrespective of how much time a man puts in at the gym, which can be daunting and frustrating.
The link between hormones and muscle mass in females is less straightforward, and it is suggested that menopausal symptoms, including lack of estrogen production, are to blame. In other words, while there may not be a direct relationship, many of the common symptoms of menopause can make muscle loss more likely, including:
- Increase in body fat
- Lack of energy/increase in lethargy
- Lack of motivation
- Mood swings
- Sleep disruption
- Increase in susceptibility to bodily injury
Benefits of Growth Hormone Therapy
Another hormone responsible for nurturing lean muscle mass is sermorelin, a safe, synthetic version of a naturally occurring substance that stimulates the release of growth hormones from the brain’s pituitary gland. Sermorelin is a safe and effective hormone replacement treatment that increases a person’s natural HGH levels without the common risks/side effects associated with actual HGH injections. Sermorelin works by activating the somatotropic cells of the pituitary gland. By age 20, the production of sermorelin is at its highest levels, decreasing by 14% every decade after age 30. The body has only 40% of its original sermorelin supply in just ten years.
Patients have reported the following body-boosting benefits following GH therapy:
- Improved fat burning
- Increased energy levels
- Improved sexual performance/libido
- Reduced pain in muscles and joints
- Improved sleep quality
- Stronger bone density
BHRT to Help Manage Muscle Loss After 40
Luckily, you don’t need to take the bleak symptoms of age-related muscle loss sitting down. Muscle loss isn’t inevitable or permanent. You can absolutely reverse/regain your desired body’s composition and aesthetic with BHRT combined with a targeted exercise regimen and a healthy, wholesome, protein-packed eating plan. Plant-derived, bioidentical hormones are custom-compounded to help restore your hormone levels according to your body’s unique needs. BHRT is known to address a wide range of symptoms and may have a positive, body-benefitting impact on energy, personal drive, and the physiological ability to maintain and increase lean, healthy muscle tissue. We invite you to contact our office today to speak with any of our highly-trained, knowledgeable, and compassionate staff members to learn more and to set up a one-on-one consultation with our leading BHRT specialist and board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Setareh. Once you have booked your appointment, you can expect to undergo a 360-degree medical analysis of your current health status and body goals. BHRT is a safe, proven way to naturally balance hormones to help you achieve the body, stamina, and energy you deserve.