BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (BHRT) FOR MEN
Prior to going into the treatment options, there are certain facts men need to know before deciding on a treatment program. Once you start a testosterone treatment program, regardless of the option, some of your testosterone will be converted to estrogen and some will be converted to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Estrogenic side effects include increasing belly fat, impotence and gynecomastia. Elevated DHT has been associated with hair loss, decrease libido, acne and liver cyst. We will discuss blocking the conversion to estrogen and DHT with medications and nutrition.
Andropause or male menopause is the male equivalent of female menopause. In andropause there is decreased production of testosterone or bioavailability of testosterone. The most common symptom associated with Andropause is a decrease in libido and loss of morning erections. In addition to decrease testosterone it is also possible to have concurrent increase of estrogen.
DO YOU HAVE LOW TESTOSTERONE?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)estimates 4 to 5 million American men may suffer from low testosterone, but only 5% are currently treated. This translates into approximately 250,000 men being treated. This means that there is over 4,750,000 men who are untreated. If you are reading this you could be one of them.
WHEN DOES ANDROPAUSE START?
Men commonly start to deposit fat around the abdomen in their late twenties and slowly progress. This is why the symptoms of Andropause starts of insidiously with progressive increase in symptoms. In the late thirties to early forties is when the symptoms start to become noticeable.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is designed to combat low testosterone, especially in men over 30. It’s also known as natural hormone therapy because it uses real, bioidentical testosterone, not some synthesized product. The process offers many benefits for men suffering from decreasing testosterone.
The Benefits of Hormone Therapy for Men
BHRT for men can alleviate symptoms such as decreased energy, lack of sex drive, irritability and declining physical health. In some cases, the symptoms of low testosterone can mirror the effects of depression. Men typically seek out treatment to increase motivation, libido and muscle mass. Beyond those benefits, patients experience better sleep, improved focus, healthier skin, and increased sexual performance. The change in quality of life for men using BHRT is night and day.
How Hormone Therapy Works
Less advanced types of hormone replacement therapy for men may use shots, pills, creams or gels. These methods can create undesired hormonal fluctuations for the patient. Hormone pellet therapy for men is far more effective, precise, and convenient than these other methods. The implanted pellet, which is only the size of a grain of rice, will release a consistent dose of the desired amount of testosterone.. The patient receives a stable increase in testosterone for five to six months.
Is Hormone Therapy Right for Me?
BHRT is best for males who are experiencing the negative effects of aging mentioned above and, simply put, who want to feel better again. Just because you’re out of your 20s doesn’t mean you can’t feel good anymore! The best part about natural hormone therapy is that it replaces the testosterone your body used to produce naturally, so you don’t have to experience the negative side effects and expose yourself to the risks of using synthetic testosterone.
Hormone Therapy at Wellness of Central Florida
Wellness of Central Florida offers the best solution for BHRT in Volusia & Flagler County. Unlike many medical practices, we only use high grade BioTe Pellets. Andrea Lilavois ARNP is extremely knowledgeable in administering testosterone pellets in men and you will be completely at ease and in good hands from start to finish. Our cutting-edge testosterone pellet therapy for men is the best in the business.