Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

Starting around the age of 30, a man’s testosterone levels will begin to drop.  The drop will continue, and between the ages of 40 and 50, a man will experience a significant change.

Androgens are male hormones and Andropause describes the period in a man’s life when his hormonal production has dramatically slowed down.  Some of the symptoms experienced during Andropause can be related to general aging, but they are magnified due to hormonal changes.

Testosterone is one of the main male hormones, and it is responsible for several metabolic and reproductive functions.  The testicles produce testosterone, and it is a key factor in maintaining bone density, muscle mass, emotional evenness, sexual function, and the correct amount of red blood cells.

During Andropause, the decline of hormones can create numerous symptoms that can be different for each man.  Some men may only experience a few symptoms, and others, may experience several symptoms.  Some of the following symptoms may effectively be treated by hormone replacement therapy.

Low libido

Low libido can occur after testosterone and other sex related hormones begin to drop.

Muscle Mass

Muscle Mass can improve due to supplemented testosterone due to the hormone’s role in building muscle.

Fat Loss

Fat loss can occur because increased muscle mass naturally burns away fat

Higher Bone Density

Higher bone density will result from balanced hormones due to improved metabolic function.

Sperm Production

Sperm Production will increase because hormonal balance directly affects reproduction.

Healthier Emotions

Healthier Emotions can be promoted by hormonal supplements because depression, anger, and irritability can result from hormone fluctuations.

Improved Sleep Patterns

Improved Sleep Patterns can result from hormone therapy due to the hormones role in regulating sleep cycles.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, or BHRT, is a safe and effective way to counteract some of the symptoms brought on by Andropause.  BHRT is different from other mainstream hormone therapies because bioidentical hormones are the same in chemical structure as the hormones made by the human body.

BHRT can successfully eliminate or improve the unwanted side effects of hormonal decline.  Because there is no exact level of testosterone that is right for all men, a bioidentical hormone doctor can determine the right level of hormones for each individual.

Call Tami Horner, M.D. of Success by Design in St. Petersburg, FL to discuss how bioidentical hormone therapy can help with your declining testosterone levels.