Hormone Therapy for Men
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy [BHRT]?
Bio-identical hormone therapy works to restore balance providing an adequate supply of a deficient hormone in a form that is molecularly identical to that which your body produces. Logically, this should result in the hormone’s normal healthy physiologic effects being restored. Every person is unique. Therefore, it makes sense to work with a clinician to customize a BHT program based on your individual symptoms and hormone levels. The precise dosing of each person’s therapy is determined after consultation and evaluation of laboratory blood tests, and may be adjusted if needed.
Do men need hormone therapy?
Testosterone levels begin to decline in men beginning in their early 30’s. Most men maintain adequate levels of testosterone into their mid 40’s and 50’s, some into their late 70’s to early 80’s. Men should be tested when they begin to show signs of testosterone deficiency. Even men in their 30’s can be testosterone deficient and show signs of bone loss, fatigue, depression, erectile dysfunction, difficulty sleeping, and mental decline. Most men need to be tested before 50 years of age – but it’s never to late to benefit from hormone therapy.
You should consider bio-identical hormone replacement therapy if you are interested in:
- Alleviation of the symptoms cause by decreased production of hormones. (Examples include: sleep problems, mood swings, increased body fat, decreased libido and sexual function, hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, etc.)
- Re-establishing the protective benefits which were originally provided by higher levels of your naturally occurring hormones (Examples include: bone density, cardiovascular health, immune function, balance, etc.)
- Reversal of diseases associated with aging (Examples, osteoporosis, loss of strength, fatigue, exercise intolerance, decreasing muscle mass, mental clarity, etc.)
- Enhancing the enjoyment, sense of well-being, and quality of life over the long-term.