Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Men
Utah Andropause Doctor, Ray Andrew, M.D. of Hormone Centers of Utah specialize in Bioidentical Hormones for men. Men suffer from hormonal deficiencies just like women do. When men experience low testosterone levels, their primary hormone, they experience symptoms that may include weight gain or difficulty maintaining a healthy weight, weight loss resistance, fatigue, lack of initiation, erectile dysfunction, decrease in sex drive, loss of muscle and bone mass, and more. Testosterone protects men from osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes.
The Hormone Centers of Utah uses bioidentical hormone therapy in a manner that is safe, effective and evidence based in research. She specializes in treating men over the age of 40 with hormone deficiencies created by andropause including testosterone, DHEA and thyroid deficiencies. Hormone therapy, although vital to optimal wellness, is most effective when used in conjunction with a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Dr. Andrew promotes the use of hormone therapy with lifestyle changes that optimize their quality of life.
Andropause is the period in a man’s life that is marked by a drop in the levels of the male hormone, testosterone. Normally occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, andropause is slow, steady reduction in testosterone levels. Unlike menopause in women, however, middle-aged men do not experience the complete and permanent shutdown of their reproductive capacity.
Andropause is often accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms:
- Weight gain
- Fatigue and energy loss
- Loss of sex drive
- Occasional bouts of impotence
- Mood swings
- Loss in physical strength and agility
The treatment for Andropause (male menopause) is typically diagnosed by a physician who specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Your physician will evaluate the body’s hormone levels, which are typically obtained b through blood tests performed by a lab. After reviewing your lab results the physician’s recommendations for the treatment of andropause usually will include hormone replacement therapy using bioidentical hormones and testosterone. Testosterone Replacement therapy is a treatment for men with low testosterone who want to boost their health and overall well-being.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be subscribed in various forms including gels, creams, patches, injections and pellets.
The Benefits of BHRT are significant in men with low to normal hormone levels are substantial and often include:
- Improved sexual performance
- Improved lipid and cholesterol levels
- Improved prostate health
- Improved blood sugar balance
- Improved mood and outlook
- Increased focus and concentration
- More strength and energy
- Improved well being
- Greater libido
- Reduced aches and pains
- Better quality of sleep
- Improved muscle mass