Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
For many men, hormone imbalances or hormonal declines in the body can certainly be an upsetting, traumatic and painful time. Fortunately, research and innovations in medical technology have resulted in approaches of harmonizing the hormone imbalance or declines. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement “BHRT”, uses hormones that identical in their molecular structure to the hormones produced naturally within the human body, to help relieve the symptoms and conditions of hormonal imbalances. This natural hormone treatment has had therapeutic results for a large number of men suffering from Andropause, also referred to as Male Menopause or Androgen Deficiency Aging Men
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a safe treatment for men. The hormones in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy are natural so that the body metabolizes Bioidentical Hormones the way it is suppose to, naturally. The most common reason that men choose to engage in BHRT is for the relief of symptoms related to andropause and low testosterone levels. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is normally prescribed by a physician after the proper assessment and laboratory tests.
What we have learned is that as men age, their testosterone levels will begin to decline, usually around the age of 30, and then continue to steadily decline, until they reach their 40s and 50’s when they experience a dramatic drop.
Andropause describes an emotional and physical change that many men experience as they age. Although the symptoms are generally related to aging, they are also associated with significant hormonal alterations, including testosterone levels declining. Andropause is a natural subtle decline in hormones that happens as men age.
Testosterone is very important to men due to the fact that it is the hormone produced by the testicles and is responsible for the proper development of the male sexual characteristics, maintaining muscle bulk, adequate levels of red blood cells, bone density, sense of well-being, and sexual and reproductive function.
Andropause affects different men in different ways and to different degrees. Some men get one or two of the symptoms listed below, and may just notice the other andropause symptoms occurring minimally or not at all.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones in Men
- Helps restore optimal hormonal balance to the body
- May help men regain vitality
- May help improve blood flow
- May help increase lean muscle mass and tone
- May help improve libido and sexual performance
- May more effectively treat hypogonadism
- May stimulate sperm production
- May help increase energy levels
- May help improve concentration and memory
- May help reduce Depression
- Nourishes all tissues of urinary and reproductive system
- May help protect against heart disease
- May improve skin elasticity
- Encourages bone growth and improves bone density
- Helps accelerate fat burning
- Helps improve natural sleep cycles
- Helps maintain muscle mass
To determine if you have andropause, a blood test is necessary for measuring testosterone levels. While it’s true that decreased testosterone levels are a factor, other issues may weigh in.
There is no one “right” level of testosterone for all men. You and your doctor need to work together to establish the level that’s right for you. Then you can work together and decide on a course of treatment that will best help benefit YOU.