Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men

Hormone Replacement Therapy in men is an opportunity to alleviate symptoms associated with declining testosterone levels through the rebalancing of testosterone and estrogen.

These include: testosterone, estrogen, and thyroid hormone.

A low testosterone level occurs in about 30% of men aged 40-79 years old.  In all men, a gradual decline in testosterone levels occurs starting in a male’s mid-30’s, and lasting into the 60’s and 70’s.

  • Aging
  • Toxin exposure such as heavy metals, plastics, or pesticides
  • Alcohol, marijuana, or steroids
  • Repetitive head trauma or a motor vehicle accident
  • Stress
  • Poor sleep
  • Poor diet
  • Insulin resistance
  • Fatigue, decreased energy, motivation, initiative
  • Low muscle mass
  • Sexual dysfunction, reduced sexual desire or activity
  • Hot flashes/sweats
  • Decreased energy/physical performance
  • Poor concentration and memory
  • Low mood, irritability
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Reduced muscle bulk/strength
  • Increased body fat
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss in height
  • Bone fracture after minimal trauma

Low testosterone may increase the risk of :
■ Insulin resistance,  diabetes, and obesity
■ Dementia, Alzheimer Disease
■ Hypertension and coronary artery disease which may lead to increased risk of heart attack and stroke
■ Osteoporosis
■ Systemic inflammation

Benefits may include:

    • Improvements in body composition, cholesterol, and insulin sensitivity.
    • Improvements in mood and cognitive function
    • Improvements in libido and sexual function
    • Reduction in inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk
    • Preservation of bone mineral density

Symptoms of estrogen excess in men:

  • Hot flashes, night sweats
  • Gynecomastia (enlarged male breast tissue)
  • Impotence
  • Midsection weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Decreased libido, erectile dysfunction
  • Insulin resistance
  • Increased adipose tissue (body fat)
  • Genetics
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Exposure to estrogens in the environment (ie. plastics)

Increased risk of:

    • Stroke, heart attack, or coronary artery disease
    • Insulin resistance or diabetes
    • Prostate cancer or benign prostatic hypertrophy

he risks include but are not limited to: Atherosclerosis, elevation of cholesterol, obesity, loss of strength and stamina, generalized aging, osteoporosis, mood disorders, depression, arthritis, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, loss of skin tone, diabetes, increased overall inflammatory processes, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information about our Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Program, our licensed practitioner would be happy to answer your questions about our approach to hormone balancing and its potential benefits. Please call 813-345-4044 or submit a consultation request to schedule a one-on-one appointment with our Wellness Specialist.