As we age, our hormone levels naturally begin to drop, and for many Houston and Denver residents, this depletion can dramatically affect their day-to-day life. If you're a male and have noticed that you don't have the same amount of energy or that your regular workouts don't cut away at that flab the way they used to, then you could be feeling the effects of this shift yourself.

According to a 2012 study from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, low testosterone rates may be taking a greater toll on the healthcare system in general. The researchers analyzed the connection between diminished testosterone levels and the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. They ultimately found that low amounts of this essential hormone could be costing billions of dollars in healthcare expenses via other serious conditions.

"Over the entire 20-year period, [testosterone] deficiency may be directly responsible for approximately $190-$525 billion in inflation-adjusted U.S. health care expenditures," the study abstract – which is available on PubMed – stated.

Though further research is necessary to solidify these correlations, if you are concerned about your testosterone levels, or just can't quite put your finger on why you no longer feel as vital and full of life as before, contact the anti-aging doctors at Longevity Centres of America about a consultation. We can determine whether this deficiency could be the root cause of your physical and psychological ailments, and if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in Houston or Denver is the right course of action for you