Bioidentical hormones are not just successful in treating a variety of aging issues in women; they can also be used to treat the gradual loss of hormones in men. As the body naturally ages, many men experience a loss of hormones, particularly testosterone. This results in a male form of menopause called andropause. Men in the greater Tyler, Texas communities can now fight back against the various signs of aging with the help of male hormone replacement therapy, available at Tyler Wellcare.
What is Andropause?
Like women, men experience a gradual decrease of hormones as the body ages that leads to symptoms of hormone imbalance. A well-known hormone condition called hypogonadism, or Low T, is not the only hormone deficiency a man can experience. Men can experience a range of hormone deficiencies such as low human growth hormone (HGH), cortisol, estradiol, DHEA and the thyroid hormone.
When the male body experiences a decrease in one or more hormones, the following symptoms may become present:
- Decreased libido
- Muscle loss
- Weight gain
- Low stamina
- Low energy level
- Erectile dysfunction
- Urinary issues
- Hair loss
Many men believe these symptoms are part of the natural aging process and cannot be treated. Bioidentical hormones have been very successful in treating hormone loss in a number of men.
What is Male Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormones are a safe and effective male hormone replacement therapy. The physicians at Tyler Wellcare will create a medically supervised and personalized hormone replacement program for male patients, as well as female patients.
Our physicians will begin each treatment program by conducting a physical examination and performing a variety of tests to determine each patient’s current hormone levels. After the correct amount of bioidentical hormones is established, our physicians will insert the hormones, typically in the hip area.
A follow up blood test is typically performed a month after the male hormone replacement therapy begins to determine if the correct dosage of hormones is being released. If needed, our physicians will alter the bioidentical hormones at the one month mark to guarantee each patient receives the correct dosage.
Male hormone replacement therapy can help men regain balance by providing more energy, restoring muscle tone, improving mood, increasing sex drive, enhancing memory and much more.
For additional information on bioidentical hormones, or for more resources on male hormone replacement therapy, please call the Tyler, Texas physicians at Tyler Wellcare.