What happens when a man's testosterone is low?
Hormone imbalance in men can occur at any point in the life cycle, but it is most commonly experienced around middle-age when testosterone levels reach a peak point of decline. Though men can experience an imbalance of any number of hormones, low testosterone has the biggest impact on a man's health and quality of life. Symptoms of hormone balance generally begin to occur with greater frequency and intensity when a man reaches middle age. This stage is often referred to as andropause, or more colloquially, "the male menopause."
Symptoms of hormone imbalance in men or andropause may include:
- Muscle Loss
- Weight Gain
- Sleep Problems
- Hot Flashes in Men
- Night Sweats in Men
- Lower Sex Drive
- Hair Loss
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Urinary Problems
- Memory Loss
Men who are experiencing one or more of these symptoms should consider advanced laboratory testing to assess their hormone levels. Many men dismiss the symptoms as side effects of stress, but in a majority of cases it is low testosterone. Low testosterone can affect a man's quality of life and be a danger to his health. Seeking treatment is the best first step to begin feeling better and improving overall health. Plus, studies have found that adequate testosterone levels are linked to reduced risk of certain diseases.
How do I know where my hormone levels are?
Hormones are produced by glands in the body. The main ones are the hypothalamus, the thyroid, thymus, pancreas, adrenals, pituitary gland, pineal gland, ovaries and testicles. If you suspect that you’re having issues with any of your glands, we will send you to a laboratory for a prescribed series of tests to create an accurate diagnosis. Our male hormone tests can help determine which of your glands might be having problems. If your results on your Labs indicate that you might have a problem, we can customize the correct treatment for you.
What does Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy do for men?
Though every individual is different, bioidentical hormone therapy has comparatively fewer side effects and health risks than synthetic hormones.
Note: Men who have been previously diagnosed with prostate cancer must seek approval with their primary care physician before pursuing hormone therapy, particularly testosterone therapy.
How can I safely and effectively raise testosterone levels?
Men who have been treated with bioidentical hormone therapy report benefits such as:
- More energy
- Reduced body fat
- Improved mood
- Reduced anxiety
- Increased muscular strength
- Boosted sexual performance
- Maintenance of lean body mass
Hormone replacement therapy using bioidentical hormones is an effective and natural option for restoring and balancing hormone levels in men. Conventional methods used to restore male hormone levels, such as synthetic hormones produced by pharmaceutical companies do not provide the tailored treatment necessary for achieving and maintaining optimal health.
Why is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy better?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has become the preferred treatment for men seeking to restore hormone levels to a balanced state and stop the symptoms of aging. Bioidentical hormones are one form of hormone therapy that has gained popularity in recent decades—though it dates back to the 1930s—because of its effectiveness in helping men and women achieve hormonal balance.
Bioidentical hormones are compounded hormones derived from naturally-occurring sources and designed to be structurally indistinguishable from endogenous human hormones. The term "bioidentical" refers to the exact-match replication that can be credited for the reduced number of side effects and risks patients experience, as well as the effectiveness of the treatment.
Bioidentical hormones are created in a lab and compounded into tailored prescriptions at a compounding pharmacy. Compounding pharmacies operate under specified guidelines established by the FDA to compound bioidentical hormones in the exact strength and dosage as prescribed by the attending practitioner. In most cases, bioidentical hormones cannot be patented and made into mass prescription forms by large pharmaceutical companies.
Doses are carefully determined by your practitioner. Your hormone therapy practitioner will meet with you to review and discuss your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle and lab results. This information ensures that your treatment plan and prescriptions perfectly suited to the needs of your body and the health goals you wish to achieve.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for men suffering from symptoms of hormone imbalance. Men have reported vast benefits from bioidentical testosterone therapy and fewer side effects than with synthetic hormones. There are a number of hormone replacement therapy options available to meet the medical needs, health goals and lifestyles of most men, including pellets, patches, creams, pills and injections. The delivery method selected is largely dependent on the design of the treatment plan and personal preferences.
Your office is in Florida - how does this work for me?
If you have phone and Internet access, our experienced physicians can help you where you are. Many men prefer to receive this type of treatment without needing to personally visit a doctor's office for privacy reasons. Your journey back to optimal condition begins with testing to assess your current hormone levels and determine the root cause of your symptoms. After your results come back from the lab, your physician will meet with you either by phone, or in person, to discuss your medical history, symptoms, and how life has changed for you personally. He or she will use this information to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that may also include dietary changes, fitness recommendations and pharmaceutical-grade supplements to effectively restore hormonal balance and improve overall health. Your doctor will partner with you to develop the plan that best suits your goals and lifestyle.
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