Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Corrects Hormones in Men

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Just as in women, men can suffer from symptoms of hormone reduction. Hormones in men diminish in production as a result of aging. This condition, sometimes known as male menopause, affects about five million males.

Male menopause, also know as andropause, can be just as difficult an adjustment in men as menopause is for women. If you think you may be suffering from male menopause, here are some of the common symptoms and how you can find relief.

The Main Male Hormones

There are three primary male hormones that drop. These include:

  • Testosterone—This hormone, which is the most predominant one, comes from the male testis.
  • Androgens—Also called steroid hormones, these hormones also originate from a man’s testis and are responsible for most male traits.
  • Follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH)—Flowing from the pituitary glands, these hormones cause cells to divide, resulting in sperm production.
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH)—This the hormone that comes from the pituitary gland that makes endocrine tissue.

Symptoms of Male Menopause

When a man’s hormone levels are reduced, it can lead to specific problems. While hormone changes in women typically occur abruptly, they usually happens more gradually in men.

Some of the main signs of male menopause include low libido (low sex drive), night sweats, sleep disorders, erectile dysfunction, urinary problems, muscle problems, hair loss and adrenal fatigue. 

When Does Male Menopause Occur?

Of course every man is different, however, for most men testosterone levels are much lower at age 55 than they were at age 40. By the time most men reach their 80th birthday, their hormone levels are often as low as they were just before puberty.

Treating Andropause

Hormone replacement therapy isn’t reserved just for women. Fortunately, male menopause can be corrected thanks to natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

If you suspect your hormones are unbalanced, we have a quick online assessment to help deterine if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a good fit for you. The treatment process begins with an exam so that a specialist can determine the bioidentical hormone(s) that’s best suited for you.

Once your symptoms are relieved, you can start enjoying life more fully again. Don’t hesitate to call Nova Health Therapy. These professionals have helped thousands of people correct hormone imbalances. Please contact us so that you can start feeling younger again.

Hormone Imbalances in Men: Can Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Help?

While many people associate hormone imbalances with a problem only women face, that’s simply not the case. In fact, hormones in men often become imbalanced with age. Men’s testosterone levels begin to steadily decline around age 30. Testosterone– a hormone produced by the testicles– is responsible for many vital functions in the

male body, from various sexual functions to muscular development. Unfortunately, declining levels of testosterone often result in a hormonal imbalance for men which can negatively impact their day-to-day lives. Symptoms of male hormonal imbalance include: hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, sexual dysfunction, low energy, mood swings, and many more. Thankfully, there are options available for men suffering from hormonal imbalance. One option, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy using pellets, uses a small pellet comprised of customized levels of bio-identical hormones. The pellet, which is inserted every three to six months, is placed just under the skin near the top of the buttocks. Below we will discuss the benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement using pellets.
Better sleep

Many men who suffer from hormonal imbalance have difficulty sleeping at night. This is due to a number of factors, from night sweats to insomnia. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help men sleep more soundly.

Reduced vasomotor symptoms 

Hot flashes and night sweats are uncomfortable symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy improves vasomotor symptoms, resulting in an increased comfort level.

Sense of well-being

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can also improve overall mood and depressive symptoms, resulting in less stress and a renewed sense of well-being.

Improved sexual function

Low libido and other forms of sexual dysfunction are often notably improved with hormone replacement therapy.

More energy

Men suffering from hormonal imbalance tend to have less energy and greater fatigue than their counterparts. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help restore energy levels.

Sharper mind

Many people who suffer from hormonal imbalance report having issues with their memories and often describe their thoughts as foggy or impaired. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help sharpen the mind and improve the memory.

Increased muscle mass

Declining testosterone levels lead to a reduction in muscle mass– and subsequently strength– for men. With bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, men can increase their lean muscle mass and gain back their strength.

Better quality of life

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy often leads to a better quality of life for men, who feel stronger, less stressed, and more energetic than they have in years.

Contact us today to determine if bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is right for you!

Lack of Sex Drive is No Reason For Men to Be Embarrased

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Sex, it’s everywhere. It’s on your tv, it’s in the books you read, and it’s all over the internet. Everyone is talking about it and it seems like everyone is having it. Everyone, except you that is. As a male, a lack of sex drive can be embarrassing. You tell yourself it’s just a dry spell. Your boss has been on your case, finances are difficult, the kids are driving you crazy, and life is stressful. Sure, life is crazy right now, but it always has been. The truth is sex doesn’t even enter into the equation anymore. It’s bothered you now and then, but you’re a guy. You can’t admit to your lack of sex drive.

You can learn to live without sex. After all, it’s not an essential life function, but why should you? Sex can bring pleasure to you and your partner. It makes you feel closer and more connected to your spouse. If you’re suffering from a lack of sex drive, it’s worth discussing with your doctor.

The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to help rekindle your sex drive. For men, one of the largest factors in a lack of sex drive is aging. As men age, their testosterone level drops. This drop is sometimes referred to as andropause. Andropause is a hormone imbalance due to the lack of the male hormone, testosterone. At age 55, testosterone secreted by the testis is dramatically lower than at age 40. By 80, the testosterone levels can decrease to the level of a prepubescent male.

Research has shown that men with higher amounts of testosterone in their blood have a higher sex drive. Thankfully, natural hormone replacement therapy can help restore your testosterone levels to their prime. Time released pellets are used to increase your testosterone levels and maintain them over time. Ongoing monitoring allows your testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen levels to be delicately balanced to achieve the optimum hormone ratio for your body.

Natural hormone replacement therapy can help restore your sex drive. A simple and discreet conversation can begin your journey to rediscovering your sex life. You are not alone, over 36% of all people experience a lack of sex drive in their lifetime. There is help available with the professionals at Nova Health Therapy in Cincinnati and Louisville.