Hormone Therapy for Men

Hormone Therapy for Men

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) uses bioidentical hormones to supplement the body's naturally occurring hormones when production falls short of maintaining optimal health. Acting as messenger chemicals, hormones instruct various bodily functions on when and how to operate, controlling virtually all tasks within the body. Consequently, low or imbalanced hormone levels can broadly impact your health and sense of well-being.

For men, BHRT is primarily used to manage symptoms of andropause, a condition characterized by an age-related decrease in testosterone levels. While andropause has parallels to menopause in women, the hormone reduction and symptom onset tend to be more gradual and subtle. Testosterone deficiencies can occur for a variety of reasons and at any age, even as early as the teenage years.

Typical Therapies

Testosterone is the most commonly used hormone in BHRT for men. Unlike synthetic testosterone found in commercial products, bioidentical testosterone is derived from plant sources like soy or yams. It is chemically crafted to match the structure of testosterone produced naturally in your body. The design of bioidentical hormones mirrors the body's natural compounds and enter the body ready for immediate use.

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) also plays a significant role in BHRT for men, acting as a precursor to testosterone and estrogen, and addressing symptoms like mood swings, fatigue, and joint pain. Additionally, men sometimes need small amounts of estradiol, which has been shown to aid in maintaining heart, bone, and brain health.

The Advantages & Forms of BHRT for Men

BHRT can help to address a variety of physical and emotional symptoms in men with low hormone levels by addressing the root cause rather than just the symptoms. It may be helpful to:

  • Boost energy levels and motivation
  • Increase sex drive and aid with erectile function
  • Promote fat reduction and muscle build-up
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Alleviate irritability
  • Impact mood
  • Enhance memory and concentration
  • Strengthen bones

Our extensive formulary comprises a variety of BHRT dosing options in multiple dosage forms for men.

Men who are experiencing or worried about any of the symptoms mentioned should consult their healthcare provider to determine if a compounded prescription could be a suitable solution.

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