Men’s Health & Hormones
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for men?
Hormone replacement therapy can redesign aging not only in women, but in men as well. The testosterone replacement therapy can make a powerful, positive difference if you experience low testosterone levels due to aging.
Testosterone is a male steroid hormone that does a lot more for men than just promote a healthy sex drive. This hormone helps maintain men’s:
- Bone density
- Fat distribution
- Muscle strength and mass
- Facial and body hair
- Red blood cell production
- Sex drive
- Sperm production
Testosterone levels generally peak during adolescence and early adulthood. As you age, your testosterone level gradually declines — typically about 1% a year after age 30 or 40. For older men, it’s important to determine if a low testosterone level is due to normal aging or if it is due to a disease.
Low Testosterone Symptoms
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have low testosterone levels:
- Drop in energy level
- Increase in fatigue
- Decrease in strength or stamina
- Difficulty to focus or concentrate
- Deterioration in work performance
- Weight gain of 10 pounds or more
- Feeling sad or grumpy with no reason
- Less enjoyment in life
- Decrease interest in work, family, hobbies
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased sex drive
- A reduction in ability to play sports
- Muscle loss
- Increase of insomnia
Potential Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Weight gain, muscle loss, fatigue, insomnia and erectile dysfunction are just a few of the classic symptoms of hormone imbalance in men. Testosterone Replacement Therapy can help you:
- Store less body fat
- Increase lean muscle
- Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease
- Make you feel stronger and more vital
- Help you to think more clearly
- Improve your sex life
- Improve your moods
The benefits of a comprehensive treatment plan for hormone balance in men, extends well beyond addressing symptoms. To learn more, contact us for a complete conversation about your personal need related to hormone imbalance.
Am I a candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
If you wonder whether testosterone therapy might be right for you, talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits. Your doctor will likely measure your testosterone levels at least twice before recommending testosterone therapy.
At BluVida, our approach to testosterone replacement therapy is different for each client, with individualized treatment backed by specialized focus and carefully designed for maximum safety and optimal results.
Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Before starting testosterone replacement therapy we encourage you to tell your doctor about all health conditions you have. If you have heart disease, sleep apnea, or a high red blood cell count, you will need extra monitoring from your doctor.
Testosterone therapy may increase your risk of certain health issues, such as liver problems, heart problems (including heart attack and stroke), blood clots, worsening of pre-existing prostate tumors or benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).