Restore your Strength and Vitality with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
How is your energy level these days? Are you feeling as strong, vital, and healthy as you want to? How about your sex drive? If you’re not experiencing full vitality, it may not be just a “normal part of life”; it could very well be a hormonal imbalance.
Women aren’t the only ones who can have hormone imbalances. As men age, they experience what’s known as Andropause (from andras, male and pause, cessation). Andropause can bring about lower testosterone levels, leading to a decrease in vitality, sexual satisfaction, and well-being.
You may think that these changes are unavoidable as you age, but that’s not the case. The exact cause of your low vitality can be discovered and corrected with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Wonderfully Made Functional Medicine.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
BHRT is not drug treatment. It is used to naturally replenish the testosterone and other hormones in your body that have diminished over time. In so doing, BHRT can reverse the unwanted symptoms caused by these hormone deficiencies.
Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants and engineered to be structurally indistinguishable from the natural hormones your body produces. Not only do they effectively correct imbalanced hormone levels, but they also do it without the risks of synthetic hormones. As these are 100% human bioidentical, the body can easily use them to heal itself.
BHRT isn’t simply testosterone replacement therapy. Dr. Wood and the staff at Wonderfully Made Functional Medicine will work with you to balance all your hormones, including Testosterone, Thyroid, Cortisol, DHEA, Human Growth Hormone, Insulin, Cortisol, and Pregnenolone. With these hormones naturally in balance, your health and vitality will improve, possibly better than you can ever remember.
What causes Andropause?
While aging is a leading cause of Andropause, other endocrine imbalances can also contribute. The production of testosterone depends on many different hormones and their function. Some common causes of Andropause include:
* Poor health or illness
* Poor diet
* High inflammation levels
* High lipid levels
* Alcohol in excess
* Certain medications
* Thyroid imbalances
* Sleep apnea
* Insulin resistance
* Estrogen imbalance in men
* Sedentary lifestyle
* Stress, either mental, physical, or emotional
Are you a good candidate for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
There’s no way to know if BHRT is the right treatment for you without consulting a highly trained medical professional. However, if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms of male hormone imbalance, you may be a candidate:
* Loss of muscle mass
* Increase and redistribution of fat (more around the abdomen)
* Lowered sex drive
* Difficulty getting or maintaining an erection
* Decrease in motivation
* Decreased bone density
* Loss of self-confidence
* Trouble concentrating or remembering things
* Difficulty sleeping
* Joint aches
* Poor tolerance for exercise
These are by no means all of the symptoms, but chances are, if you’re dealing with one or more of these, you may have a hormone imbalance that we can correct with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Benefits of natural male Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
While individual results can vary from person to person, here are a few of the benefits that you may achieve through BHRT:
* Increased energy
* Restored or increased sex drive
* Loss of fat
* Improved muscle mass and tone
* Increased stamina
* Less joint and muscle pain
* Better mood
* Deeper sleep
What does BHRT at Wonderfully Made Functional Medicine entail?
Dr. Wood and her team are here to help you achieve an optimal state of hormonal balance so that your quality of life is the best it can be. To do that, we will create a comprehensive, integrated, and regularly monitored plan designed uniquely for you.
We will begin your treatment with an appointment to go over your symptoms and health history. Next, Dr. Wood will order a series of advanced laboratory tests designed to pinpoint your hormonal imbalances. These tests will also look at other health markers to provide a whole-body picture and address any other underlying issues and achieve optimal health and wellness.
After testing, you will meet with Dr. Wood to discuss the results and review your medical history. This in-depth consultation will cover your lifestyle, symptoms, specific concerns, and treatment protocols. We are thorough because we want to make sure we understand your unique needs and tailor a program to achieve all of your goals.
Your program will include bioidentical hormones produced to exacting standards in qualified compounding pharmacies. We may also incorporate a variety of pharmaceutical-grade supplements or medicinal herbs, personalized nutrition, and fitness recommendations. We will continue to monitor and re-evaluate your testosterone and other hormone levels throughout your treatment to ensure you get the results you want.
This process takes time and dedication, and we will be with you every step of the way to support you in your journey to optimal vitality.
Frequently Asked Questions about Biological Hormone Replacement Therapy
I’ve read about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy pellets. Is this the only way it can be administered?
No. These hormones can be delivered in several forms. In some cases, pellet therapy can be used. A tiny pellet is inserted into the skin, where it slowly metabolizes over time. Bioidentical hormones can also enter the system through patches, creams, gels, pills, or injections. The method of delivery depends on which hormone or hormones are used, and what they need to resolve.
How much does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy cost?
Bioidentical hormone therapy is an affordable option for many men, combining a comprehensive custom treatment plan, with high quality compounded ingredients and complete follow-up patient care. The average treatment plan costs vary, depending on lab costs, insurance eligibility, prescriptions, and supplements. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that works for you.
Is there a relationship between bioidentical hormones and weight loss?
Bioidentical hormones are often associated with weight loss as hormone imbalances can often lead to problems with weight. However, that isn’t their primary purpose. Hormones profoundly impact metabolism, so minor weight fluctuations are common when starting bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Do bioidentical hormones have side effects?
Side effects may occur when you receive your first dose since the body is not used to this new level of hormones. Many side effects reduce as the body adjusts to the new level of hormones. Should any side effects occur, we may want to adjust the dose of a particular hormone or the mixture of hormones. Some common side effects include tiredness, acne, increased facial hair, headaches, mood swings, and breast tenderness.
Male hormones: their role in your health
Produced by the adrenal glands and testicles, Testosterone is a vital male hormone. It contributes to muscle mass, strength, endurance, bone density, sex drive, and wellbeing. Testosterone protects you against cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis, as well as improving skin tone and decreasing fat storage.
Thyroid Hormone is produced by the thyroid gland and regulated by the pituitary gland. It regulates your body temperature, metabolism, and brain function. As such, it’s a significant contributor to your energy levels. Thyroid Hormone also helps remove toxic metals and chemicals, increases fat breakdown, improves hair growth, and reduces cholesterol.
DHEA is secreted by the adrenal glands, but can also be emitted from the skin and brain. DHEA is a precursor hormone, meaning that other hormones are produced from it. DHEA regulates hormone balance, builds the immune system, creates sex hormones, increases strength, energy, and libido. It also can improve short-term memory and maintain higher levels of wellbeing.
Melatonin regulates the circadian rhythm in your body, acting as a neurotransmitter hormone. Produced by the pineal gland in the brain, Melatonin is key to a deeper sleep, which promotes cellular rejuvenation. Melatonin has powerful antioxidant effects, helping in disease prevention. Irritability, poor sleep, hypersensitivity, jet lag, and premature aging are linked to Melatonin deficiency.
One of the major precursor hormones in the human body, Pregnenolone is made in the brain and is a memory-enhancer. Pregnenolone is vital to cellular repair in the brain and nervous system and helps cerebral function. It’s also the primary hormone used by the adrenal glands to make Cortisol, DHEA, Progesterone, Aldosterone, Testosterone, and Estrogens.
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