Testosterone Replacement for Men
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement (BHRT)
MEN NEED HORMONES TOO!
As a man ages, his hormone levels decline, and that can drain his energy, sex drive and muscle-building ability. Testosterone is a hormone that keeps a man’s muscles and bones strong, helps him maintain a healthy weight and mental clarity and keeps him interested in sex.
The age at which testosterone levels begin to decline can vary greatly among men; there are no hard and fast rules. Some men feel great into their 70’s, while others need to be on testosterone replacement therapy in their 20’s. Because no two men are alike and having deficient levels of testosterone can be harmful, every adult male should have his testosterone level tested periodically.
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Testosterone is central to a man’s well-being. Without it, fatigue, anxiety, depression, loss of mental clarity and libido can occur. Furthermore, a deficiency in testosterone may lead to prostate problems, poor sexual performance, loss of muscle tone and mass, weight gain and the potential to develop osteoporosis.
WHAT IS HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY?
Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment regimen designed to increase a man’s testosterone level. For some men, there are treatment regimens that will increase natural testosterone production within the body and do not require testosterone supplementation. For others, the only effective way to increase testosterone levels is by supplementing with a testosterone derivative via injection, patch, pellet or troche. Hormone replacement therapy has been thoroughly documented and researched in medical journals since 1939 and is a safe and effective way to increase testosterone levels in men when properly prescribed and monitored.
WHAT CAN BHRT DO FOR ME?
BHRT has helped thousands of men achieve the natural, healthy balance of hormones their bodies need to maintain optimum well-being. Patients report feeling:
- An enhanced libido and/or increased sexual desire
- An increase in lean body mass and a decrease in body fat
- A greater capacity for getting in shape
- A reduction in fatigue and increased energy levels
- A consistency in mood—reduction in feelings of anger, nervousness and irritability
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Increased energy, focus, mental clarity, and concentration
- Improved memory
- Increased sense of overall well-being
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OR COMPLICATIONS?
Side effects are rare with treatment regimens that increase the production of natural testosterone. With testosterone supplementation, side effects such as increased red blood cell production, increased estrogen levels and testicular atrophy are more common, but are easily managed in most cases.
WHAT’S MY FIRST STEP?
Schedule an initial consultation with an InShapeMD consultant to discuss the options that are available to you. At your appointment, we will review your medical history, current hormone levels (if you have had testing prior to your consultation), symptoms, lifestyle, and the best course of treatment. Call to schedule an appointment today or schedule online.