Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Men
The Woodlands TX Testosterone Therapy Specialist, Julie Beth Yelin, M.D. at Choose Health Wellness Center has helped countless men to improve their health with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Although it is not as widely discussed as female hormone decline, men also suffer from hormonal issues and imbalances as they age.
While most men usually assume their health issues are a part of natural aging, many symptoms can be traced back to hormonal imbalances. In men, hormone decline is more gradual than in women, and it can begin in a man’s 30’s.
During this time, testosterone levels can begin to drop at a rate of 1% each year. After 20 years of this slow decline the now insufficient hormone levels can cause the onset of what is known as andropause.
While andropause is a common age-related conditions associated with hormonal decline, hormones can fall out of balance during any stage of a man’s life and for many different reasons. Factors such as stress, smoking, substance abuse, or over work can trigger hormonal imbalances. The body’s hormonal network must be in synchronicity in order for men to experience optimal health.
The sex hormones, testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone and other important hormones, such as cortisol and DHEA, must remain in harmony with each other because they are all interconnected. When essential hormones fall out of balance due to various factors, numerous health issues can occur.
Symptoms of men with hormonal imbalances include:
- Muscle atrophy
- Low Libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Thinning hair
- Weight gain
- Lack of motivation
- Reduced stamina & endurance
- Night sweats
During andropause, testosterone is the hormone that usually declines the most. Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, it aids in the development of secondary sexual characteristics such as body hair, a deep voice, and muscle mass. When this hormone becomes deficient during andropause, men can experience lower libido, reduced sexual function, and muscle atrophy. Balancing testosterone with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help men to regain their health and wellness and reverse the symptoms of hormone decline.
Conditions treated with BHRT include:
- Enlarged prostate
- Erectile dysfunction
- Male pattern baldness
- Low testosterone
The Woodlands TX Testosterone Therapy Specialist, Julie Beth Yelin, M.D. at Choose Health Wellness Center has helped many men in the greater The Woodlands TX area to alleviate the symptoms of andropause and conditions related to hormone decline and aging.