While you may automatically assume that “reduced performance” pertains to your sexual health, the reality is that age affects your overall performance, whether in the bedroom or out on the playing field. This loss of performance is perfectly natural, but thanks to a better understanding of the aging processes, we have new ways to preserve your ability to perform well in most areas of your life.
At No Mercy Sports Medicine, in Miami, Florida, Dr. Moisés Irizarry-Román and our team focus on improving and enhancing performance in men in all stages of life. The reality is that as your body changes with age, so, too, do your needs. And we’re here to meet them.
Here’s a look at what causes reduced performance in men and what we can do to keep you at the top of your game in all areas of your life.
1. Lack of sleep
Your body needs an ample amount of restorative sleep each night — about 7-9 hours — in order to function optimally. There are many reasons why men encounter sleep problems as they age, including:
- Prostate issues
- Musculoskeletal discomfort
Physiologically, the cellular network that controls your circadian rhythms begins to change, and hormonal changes can disrupt your sleep. If you’re not getting the sleep you need, we identify what may be causing the problem and then get you the right treatments so you can greet each day well-rested and energized.
2. Musculoskeletal health
The wear-and-tear on your body adds up over the years, causing a reduction in your physical performance that can range from mild to severe. Whether arthritis is interfering with your ability to move freely or you have an injury, we have the tools you need to improve your musculoskeletal health.
Get in touch with us to find out more about our regenerative medicine treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell.
3. Nutritional imbalances
As you age, you may be more vulnerable to nutritional deficiencies. Also, your nutritional needs change as you get older.
For example, changes in your gastrointestinal tract can affect how well your body can absorb certain nutrients, such as vitamin B-12, calcium, magnesium, and iron. As well, you need to shift your diet as you get older to one that favors fewer calories and more nutrients.
Through our men’s health services, we identify nutritional deficiencies and provide you with new dietary recommendations and supplements that support great health as you age.
4. Low testosterone
After age 18 or 19, when your testosterone levels are at their peak, your levels decline very gradually as you age, about 1% a year. This gradual reduction in testosterone isn’t usually noticeable at first, but the declining production can begin to add up.
If we find that you have a testosterone deficiency, which can affect your sexual performance as well as your mental and physical health, we offer hormone replacement therapies that can make up the difference.
5. Stress and anxiety
The effects of stress and anxiety on your physical and mental health are significant and include:
- Reduced sexual function
- High blood pressure
- Weakened immune system
- Gastrointestinal issues
All too often, stress and anxiety are tied to some of the problems we discussed earlier. For example, an inability to perform in the bedroom can cause anxiety. Or, if you have declining musculoskeletal health and you’re unable to be as active as you once were, you’re also unable to reduce stress through exercise.
Whatever the issue, our goal is to relieve the issues that are causing your anxiety so your body can perform in a more relaxed and healthy state.
The bottom line is that we’re dedicated to exploring the ways in which we can help you perform better at any age. To learn more, contact our office to schedule a consultation.