Hormone Therapy For Men

When you hear the phrase “hormone replacement therapy,” you probably think we are talking about menopausal women. But men need hormones, too. 
 
Every man experiences a gradual decline in hormone production as he ages. Beginning at age 30, his body manufactures less and less testosterone, losing approximately 1-2 percent per year until sometime between ages 40 and 55. Testosterone levels drop dramatically and signal the onset of andropause- the medical term for the male equivalent of menopause. Symptoms include lack of sexual desire, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, irritability, feeling sluggish, or depressed.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Why do we need testosterone?
Testosterone is central to a man’s well-being. Without it, fatigue, anxiety, depression, loss of mental clarity and libido occur. Furthermore, a deficiency in testosterone may lead to prostate problems, poor sexual performance, loss of muscle tone and mass and the potential to develop osteoporosis. Pellet therapy is a unique hormone replacement method of testosterone that delivers the right kind of hormone (biologically identical), in the right amounts (based on testing and proper analysis of results), and using the right delivery system.
What are the benefits for men?
  • Enhancement of libido and/or increased sexual drive
  • An increase in lean body mass and a decrease in body fat
  • An increase in muscle weight, size and strength
  • Greater capacity for getting in shape
  • Reduced fatigue and increased energy levels
  • Consistency in moods-reduction in feelings of anger, nervousness and irritability
  • Increased mental focus, clarity and concentration
  • Improved memory
  • Increased sense of overall well-being
  • Better quality of life
How do I get started?
First contact us. Once we have established this could be beneficial for you, basic labs including hormone levels will be run at a local lab. On the day of your appointment, the doctor will discuss the results of your blood tests with you and prescribe the right amount of hormone for your unique needs.
 
 
 
What delivery options are available for BHRT?
Creams: depending on labs and symptoms, we can prescribe bio-identical creams and pills. You will start noticing a difference in as little as two weeks, sometimes sooner!
 
Pellets: The small hormone pellets are slipped under the skin, typically in the hip. A mild local anesthetic is used and the procedure takes less than five minutes. Once the pellets are inserted, a steady, low dose of natural hormone flows directly into the blood stream whenever the body needs it. Repeat treatments involve a brief visit to our clinic a few times per year. That’s it!
 
This is Better?

Both delivery options come with similar outcomes! Choose what works for you!

 
Are there any side effects or complications with creams or pellets?
Side effects are rare, but may include decreased sperm count, decreased testicular mass and possible prostate enlargement. These side effects occur much more frequently with the use of synthetic replacement therapy.
 More questions or ready to find out if they are right for you?  Call or fill out our the form below to schedule a consultation.