Although you are getting older, you may not feel like you are getting better. In otherwise healthy men, that feeling is often due to low hormone levels. Fortunately, natural hormone therapy can help restore your sense of well-being and also increase a flagging libido. With a knowledgeable doctor’s help, Newport Beach hormone therapy for men could transform your life and help turn back the biological clock. Contact a dedicated doctor to start discussing your medical options.
Everyone has heard of menopause, the “change of life” women go through in their late 40s to early 50s, but there is a less dramatic but equally real male equivalent known as andropause. During andropause, which occurs over a period of years, men experience a significant drop in testosterone.
After age 30, most men will experience a 1 percent annual drop in testosterone, but the loss becomes noticeable by the time men enter their 50s. Some of the symptoms of andropause mimic those of menopause, such as hot flashes and insomnia.
Perhaps the best-known type of male hormone therapy, testosterone replacement therapy can help men diagnosed with low levels of this hormone. Low testosterone symptoms include:
Testosterone therapy is available in injectable, gel, patch, and implant forms. While most men respond well to testosterone therapy, it is not recommended for those with prostate or other cancers, or for men with congestive heart failure.
For some men, Clomid therapy is a better option than testosterone therapy. Also known as clomiphene citrate, Clomid provides many of the same effects as testosterone therapy, with one important difference: fertility.
Testosterone therapy may actually reduce fertility, so it is not appropriate for men hoping to sire children. If a man is planning to have children, though, he can still achieve many of the results found with testosterone therapy by using Clomid without affecting his sperm counts.
In addition to aiding sperm counts, Clomid is also an effective treatment for men suffering from hypogonadism, which occurs when the body does not produce sufficient testosterone. Symptoms of this condition include:
Clomid therapy is available in pill form. As with testosterone therapy, the patient’s hormone levels are monitored regularly by the doctor so appropriate dosage adjustments can be made if necessary.
Another form of male hormone treatment specifically for men trying to become fathers is human chorionic gonadotropin, or HCG. Men who used long-term anabolic steroids often find their sperm counts drop dramatically.
HCG therapy can help restore sperm counts and give men hope for paternity. The therapy performs double duty in this regard, as it not only increases sperm numbers but often boosts libido as well. Daily injections of HCG are necessary, and the doctor will show either the patient or his partner how to deliver such injections.
HCG occurs naturally in the body, so it is unlikely a patient will experience side effects from this type of therapy. Any side effects that do occur are usually mild and reminiscent of cold symptoms, and either rectify on their own or go away after a dosage change.
For more information about male hormone therapy and the best choices for your needs, call the office of Dr. Edward Jacobson today and schedule a consultation, or contact us online. After discussing your options with you, Dr. Jacobson could make the best decision for your needs.