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!

What if Your Lack of Sex Drive isn’t a Normal Part of Aging?

As we age, there are certain changes that we all put up with.  No one likes the idea of getting older, but we also know that we can’t expect to be quite as energetic, youthful looking or strong in our old age as we were in our twenties.  While, certain aspects of aging should be accepted with grace, you may be excusing certain diminishments in your quality of life as “normal” parts of the aging process, when actually they are anything but.

For instance, how is your romantic life?  Have you noticed a dwindling interest in sexual activity? Perhaps you’ve just been telling yourself that this part of getting older and that there’s nothing you can do about it. IF so, you should know that lack of sex drive can actually be an indicator that you have a hormone imbalance.

You don’t have to give up on your love life, instead you can simply have your hormones tested.  If a hormone imbalance is detected it can be treated very effectively with bioidentical-hormone replacement.  You don’t need to take artificial hormones, you can replace the hormones that you are in need of, and get back to feeling more like yourself.

Before you chalk up your fatigue and diminished sex drive to your age, come in and see if it is something we can help you with. We love improving the quality of lives of our patients. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than teaching someone how important it is to have balanced hormones.