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Memory loss is one of the most frightening and life-changing aspects of aging. We are our memories, and so losing your memory is similar to losing a piece of yourself. Your ability to recall information is critical for so many aspects of life. For example, memory loss could be catastrophic to an individual who depends on the quick recollection of information for their livelihood. Even individuals who do not have jobs that require a good memory are aware of how critical the brain and memory is.
Of course, nothing is wrong with occasionally forgetting a name or where you left your keys, but when memory loss starts to affect your day-to-day life, then a hormonal or metabolic abnormality may be the culprit. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, men are at much higher risk of developing age-related cognitive issues that lead to memory loss and related issues, which makes it harder and harder to concentrate over time. Although conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia usually only affect men aged 65 and older, an increasing number men are suffering from cognitive deficiencies earlier and earlier in their lives; some men as young as 30 years old!
Growth Hormone and Memory Loss
A new potential and exciting use of GH is to prevent and treat the effects of brain aging. In an experiment with tremendous implications for brain injury, stroke, aging, and narrow degenerative disease, a team of scientists in New Zealand showed that the administration of GH could stop neuronal cell death in the brain. The authors demonstrated that the injection of hGH 2 hours after brain injury in fetal lambs rescued the damaged neurons.
By maintaining youthful levels of GH as we age, we can prevent neuronal loss and help keep the brain more youthful and functional as we age. Memory loss is no joke. Some studies have suggested that GH (or hGH therapy) may reverse the decline in cerebral blood flow that is a major cause of brain aging and neurodegenerative changes. A 1997 study at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, found that the injection of GH into rats increased the number of blood cells in the cerebral cortex. Multiple subsequent studies confirmed that GH and IGF-1 can enhance neurogenesis and brain plasticity, confirming that GH replacement therapy could have dramatic effects on brain function.
Testosterone and Memory Loss
When we were younger, our high testosterone levels helped us regulate the production of the stress hormone cortisol, which affects the function of several neurotransmitters in the brain. As testosterone levels dwindle with aging, it cannot effectively regulate cortisol. This means that neurotransmitters begin to malfunction, which can cause concerning and frustrating momentary lapses in memory. Importantly, some studies have revealed that men with testosterone deficiency have a significantly worse memory than those with normal testosterone levels. Men often begin to notice memory loss during the early stages of andropause, when the production of testosterone begins to naturally decrease.
How Can AAI Rejuvenation Clinic Help?
If you’re over the age of 30 and have been suffering from issues such as memory loss, foggy thinking, and difficulty focusing and concentrating, now is the time to get your hormones tested to immediately evaluate whether or not hormonal inconsistencies may be the culprit. Thousands of men have overcome memory loss associated with hormonal imbalance, as well as other symptoms related to declining testosterone levels, using all-natural, physician supervised, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in conjunction with regular exercise and an individualized, balanced nutritional plan. This can be organized for you by one of our in-clinic nutritional specialists.
Do not wait until you notice the effects of an aging brain. Don’t wait to suffer from memory loss to do something about memory loss. At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we will get a full analysis of what you are experiencing internally. What are your hormone levels now? Does your blood work hint at possible surfacing ailments, or does it suggest that you may be one of the thousands of men and women affected by cognitive decline and a reduced ability to recall information in their day-to-day lives? Let us determine how to promote the physical and mental betterment that you need and deserve.