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If you have read much about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, then you most likely have learned that it is mainly used for women. This could make you skeptical about how this therapy could be of any use to you. In fact, there are numerous different positive benefits you could gain from hormone replacement therapy for men, especially if you are going through a specific time in your life called andropause. To learn more or see if this treatment may be right for you, consult with an experienced doctor today.
Many men are unfamiliar with this condition, but it can be medically diagnosed. It is similar to menopause in women, in that it usually occurs when the patient is in their mid-forties. For men, this condition can lead to loss of sex drive, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, loss of energy, and other symptoms. Not every man is affected by this condition, but almost everyone will deal with loss of hormones as they age.
Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Until recently, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been primarily viewed as a treatment option for women experiencing the onset of menopause. What many people do not realize is that men also experience a change of life as natural production declines. Symptoms of this condition, known as andropause, can include low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, sleep apnea, depression, fatigue and urinary issues among others.
More than a Low Sex Drive Treatment
While testosterone is the key hormone in male sexuality, Connecticut hormone replacement therapy for men also addresses estrogen levels, thyroid and DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), the most common hormone in the body. These hormones aid sexuality, mpact energy levels, act as anti-depressants and stress modulators, preserve hard muscle and bone density, increase stamina and reduces the risk for several serious health conditions.
Natural vs. Synthetic Treatment
You may be aware of popular synthetic products designed to provide temporary assistance with erectile dysfunction and sexual performance. However, these products do not resolve the fundamental problem or address the full range of declining hormones and can create significant complications.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, on the other hand, uses safe, natural products which mirror hormones produced by the body. In addition, physicians who specialize in natural hormone replacement create a personalized plan based upon a man’s hormone levels.
What To Expect
The benefits of hormone therapy for men are not apparent overnight. In fact, achieving noticeable physical changes may take months to become obvious. Reasonable expectations should be for a gradual reduction in fatigue, mood elevation, improved sexual function, greater muscle mass with concurrent increase in endurance and strength. Behind the scenes there will be the major cardiovascular benefits and protection against diabetes and fracture.
The rationale for hormone replacement therapy is for symptom relief and maintenance of a high quality of life for as long as possible, while simultaneously reducing the risks of cancer, cardiovascular and degenerative diseases. To accomplish these goals replacement therapy requires a commitment which may continue for decades. Once discontinued, many symptoms may return and the protective benefits are lost.
All replacement medications are initially introduced at low dosages, since individual sensitivities vary and response is difficult to predict. Modifications in dosage are adjusted monthly based on your personal response and laboratory measurements, with the goal to restore your hormone levels to men twenty to thirty years of age. This regimen continues monthly until you experience the benefits of treatment and your hormone levels are optimized. The monitoring interval can be gradually extended to every three to four months during your ongoing care. Periodic screening for an increased blood count, liver function, cholesterol, prostate health and evidence of cardiovascular protection should be coordinated with your general physician. Watching for evidence of depression, sleep disorder, fatigue and changes in mood is an ongoing part of your therapy.
Choosing the Therapy
If you are suffering from the problems related to andropause or you have another condition that leads to a lack in hormones, you need to consider hormone replacement treatment for men. This option has proven to be beneficial, and can offer such positive benefits as:
- Restoring sex drive
- Building up energy levels
- Helping to restore muscle mass
- Relieving symptoms of erectile dysfunction
Additionally, the therapy can even help strengthen memory and other cognitive functions. These are all benefits for men who are suffering from low hormone levels for any reason. This therapy is not just helpful for women, as you can now see. There are numerous benefits that indicate you need to consider it today.
Contact Dr. Jacobson Today
If you would like to try bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men in Connecticut, contact Dr. Edward Jacobson. Dr. Jacobson can provide you with benefits of the therapy and information you need to get started soon.