What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
As we approach mid-life most people start to experience slow and subtle changes due to aging. These changes are called menopause in women and andropause in males. While many believe these symptoms (Symptoms of Low T) are a natural and unavoidable part of aging, advances in medicine are allowing us to live longer, and more importantly, live a better, happier, more active and fulfilling life as we age through Hormone Replacement Therapy.
What is hormone therapy? Male Hormone Replacement Therapy, under a watchful physician’s eye, can balance hormones for those experiencing these symptoms. Our approach is personalized and convenient as almost everything happens in the privacy of your own home. Hormone Therapeutics not only tests your Total Testosterone level that everyone else is but your other hormones to get a larger picture of how your entire body is functioning. This includes both Total Testosterone and Free Testosterone, both estrogens, progesterone, DHEA, cortisol, your PSA and thyroid hormones. All of your organs, glands and hormones inter-operate in a complex symbiotic system and without all of them functioning properly you will not feel right.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone therapy for men is well known due to the heavy advertising we see on television and the radio. This type of hormone replacement therapy is excellent for many men, but often, a more customized rebalancing of prescribed hormone replacement therapy drugs is needed including estrogens, DHT, DHEA, HCG, and others as well as supplements, and fitness, exercise and sleep programs.
Your Bioworx Wellness physician will work with you by reviewing your physical exam, medical history, symptoms, and blood tests and make a diagnosis based on your specific circumstances. Find a hormone replacement clinic near you and your physician may prescribe testosterone therapy or a full regimen of other hormones to bring you back into balance.
High estrogen levels can also contribute to Irritable Male Syndrome and mood swings in men. With the declining testosterone levels and increased estrogen levels it is also not unusual to see an increased incidence of crying in men who were not used to crying in their first 40 years of life. Weight gain can cause increase fat cells which increase estrogen production. With increased stress, which diminishes testosterone levels due to increased cortisol levels, combined with the causes of stress you will find greater frustration at a time the person has a lessened ability to deal with it.
Common Symptoms of Low Testosterone or Andropause:
Common Causes of Low Testosterone:
How Do I Start?
- Contact us today to set up a consultation
- Fill out your medical history form
- Phone consultation
- Obtain an in depth diagnostic and blood panel exam to test all current levels and any other deficiencies related to symptoms.
- Review of Blood test and exam results.
- Physician diagnosis results and determines best therapy options for treatment.
- Protocol begins.
- Ongoing evaluations and testing to track changes and progress
The initial consultation and testing will cost will be determined upon analysis of symptoms and blood panel requirements. The typical protocol is ongoing monthly for Testosterone Treatment and can vary in cost based on each individuals specific needs . Just click “Schedule a consultation” below and schedule your first consultation or to learn more and start the process and begin hormone or testosterone replacement therapy.
Who is not a good fit for Hormone Replacement Therapy?
At our Bioworx Wellness, we use the American Urological Association guidelines as a reference for diagnosing and treating people with specific hormone deficiency. However, each person is assessed individually and treatments are personalized.
Not all people are candidates for hormone replacement therapy. People who have prostate or breast cancer, or suspect they might, should not use certain hormones before talking with their doctor. It may also not be a good fit for someone who has kidney, heart, or liver problems, as it may increase the chance of complications from these diseases.
Prior to starting hormone replacement therapy, you should check with a provider to confirm the treatment is the right fit. During this appointment, a patient should notify his doctor about other treatments or substance uses including prescription, nonprescription or over-the-counter medications; recreational or illegal drug use; dietary or nutritional supplements; and herbal remedies. These can sometimes have adverse interactions with HRT.
Men should not have this therapy if they have normal testosterone levels or if their testosterone levels have not been tested.
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