Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men Questions and Answers
Assure Wellness Group proudly provides hormone replacement therapy to residents of Chesapeake VA, and the surrounding area. For more information, please feel free to call us or schedule an appointment online.
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Whether you have low testosterone levels or some other hormone imbalance, the symptoms of such conditions can be quite frustrating to deal with. At Assure Wellness Group, our hormone replacement therapy doctors and specialists would be happy to provide you with excellent treatment to help you find relief from the symptoms of low testosterone or hormonal imbalances.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment for men and women whose hormone levels drop or become imbalanced. For men, BHRT is often used to treat individuals dealing with andropause, which is also known as male menopause, low testosterone levels, insulin resistance, and adrenal or thyroid disorders.
The hormones in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are sourced from specific plants containing the required hormone. They are chemically and molecularly identical to those that are found in the human body. In this way, bioidentical hormones differ from those used in traditional hormone replacement therapy, which are made from synthetic sources, such as the urine from pregnant horses and other compounds. The most common hormones used in BHRT are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. BHRT can be administered in several different ways, including the following:
– Topical creams or lotions
– Transdermal patches
At Assure Wellness Group, we administer BHRT in pellet-form, as it provides the closest replication for how your body naturally produces and utilizes hormones.
Hormones regulate and manage practically every function and process in our body, including our appetite, metabolism, mood, sleep, energy, and libido (sex drive). With that in mind, when dealing with low or imbalanced hormones, the range of adverse symptoms that an individual can experience is quite broad. On the other hand, if you are dealing with low or imbalanced hormones, the benefits of hormone replacement therapy can also be numerous and significant! Some of the potential benefits of hormone replacement therapy include the following:
– Better concentration, focus, and memory
– Fewer migraines and heart palpitations
– Healthier skin, including improved elasticity, hydration, and volume, and reduction in wrinkles
– Help with losing weight
– Higher sexual desire, function, and performance
– Improved sleep habits
– Increased ability to build and retain muscle mass
– Less hot flashes and night sweats
– Lowered risk of colon cancer, diabetes, and dementia
– Mood stability and an increased sense of well-being
– More energy
– Reduced bloating
– Stronger bones
– Thicker hair growth
– And more!
Male hormone therapy is generally considered safe. While there are some potential risks associated with male hormone replacement therapy, they are relatively rare and can be avoided with appropriate screening measures, such as an initial consultation between the patient and provider to determine if they are fit for treatment or if they possess any contraindications for hormone therapy.
When it comes to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, it is also important to ensure that the bioidentical hormones are manufactured and are not a custom compound substance, as such substances have not been cleared for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We are proud to be certified providers of bioTe hormone therapy at Assure Wellness Group.
Furthermore, our hormone replacement therapy specialists at Assure Wellness Group take your safety and treatment satisfaction seriously. As such, we are committed to providing treatment in accordance with the latest information and developments in hormone optimization science. We also prescribe treatment to each patient on a case-by-case basis, evaluating your blood work, medical history, and overall health before proceeding with treatment.