13450 Research Blvd , Suite 100, Austin TX 78750

Muscle Loss Treatment in Cedar Park, TX

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Muscle Loss Cedar Park, TX

As you get older, you lose muscle mass. Muscle loss, also called muscle atrophy, is the gradual reduction of muscle tissue. Some muscle loss occurs naturally due to age, but it may also indicate a more serious medical condition. If you're dealing with reduced strength, you need to get help. Please call (512) 250-5577 or contact Dr. George D. Martinez online.

Symptoms of Muscle Loss

Muscle loss is usually accompanied by several noticeable symptoms. If you're suffering from muscle atrophy, you'll likely notice:

  • Reduced strength
  • Low stamina
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Joint pain
  • Reduced mobility
  • Low range of motion
  • Trouble standing (in extreme cases)

Causes of Muscle Loss

Some muscle loss can be attributed to lack of exercise; this can occur in any person that doesn't get enough physical activity.

Other things that factor in to muscle loss include:

  • Obesity
  • Insufficient protein
  • Menopause
  • Poor diet
  • Inadequate caloric intake

As people age, they lose muscle gradually. This condition is called sarcopenia. Sarcopenia typically starts after age 30, and accelerates toward extreme muscle loss after age 50.

One of the primary reasons age-related muscle loss occurs is a decrease in certain hormones. These hormones include:

Muscle Loss Treatment

Depending in on the nature of nature of your muscle loss, your doctor may try any various methods of treatment. For some forms of atrophy, increased exercise, weight loss or an adjusted diet will be sufficient.

For sarcopenia, a safe, effective treatment is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Also called BHRT, this treatment builds strength through replenishing your testosterone and growth hormone levels. Whether delivered with pills, pellets, patches or topical creams, BHRT uses testosterone and growth hormones that are biologically identical to those your body produces naturally. It's important to note that a provider typically won't utilize all of these hormone delivery methods. The best one for a given situation depends on the needs of the patient and the preference of provider.

Restore Your Strength

Muscle loss can change your life. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy provides a proven way to regain your strength naturally. If you're suffering from sarcopenia and need help, please call (512) 250-5577 or contact Dr. George D. Martinez online.

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13450 Research Blvd
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 250-5577
www.theaustinclinic.net

Hours

Mon: 08:30AM - 05:00PM
Tue: 08:30AM - 05:00PM
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