By Dr. Viviana Cuberos
We hear so much more about female hormonal imbalance than male hormonal issues, but as we age, both men and women will start to experience symptoms of disproportioned hormones. For men, this is called andropause. The symptoms for males and females are very similar, but for most men, as they age and their hormonal testosterone levels begin to decline, they will experience a lack of energy, low libido, loss of muscle, weight gain, decreased mental focus, hair loss and low metabolism.
Hormone levels can be adjusted through Testosterone Replacement Therapy, which alleviates or in many cases eliminates the associated symptoms and life fluctuations surrounding hormones. There are even studies now that suggest hormone replacement therapy can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Male Hormone Imbalance Symptoms
• Lack of energy
• Low libido
• Muscle loss
• Weight gain
• Cognitive decline
• Hair loss
• Low metabolism
• Heart disease
• Enlarged prostate
• Disturbed sleep
Men should have 50 times more testosterone than estrogen. An enzyme called aromatase that converts male to female hormones regulated the balance. If everything is functioning normally, there is a normal ratio of male to female hormones or testosterone to estrogen, but when hormonal imbalances occur, it’s imperative to treat with hormonal therapy.
Low Testosterone Can Lead To:
• Heart Disease
• Metabolic Syndrome
• Cognitive Decline
• Lack of libido
How is Testosterone Best Administered?
Testosterone is well absorbed when compounded in the topical form and made into creams and gels. Other compound forms include sublingual drops, sublingual troches (lozenges), or sublingual tablets. Testosterone replacement therapy can also be given by injection and through transdermal patches. When hormones are injected, patients receive testosterone into their bloodstream, which is taken up by the body and absorbed into the cells. When taking the pill form of hormones, the levels are broken down in the liver before reaching the bloodstream and then absorbed by the cells. When using creams or the transdermal patch, the skin absorbs the testosterone and delivers it into the cells.
For men and women, changing the hormone levels through bio-identical hormone therapy can alleviate or in many cases eliminate these symptoms and life fluctuations. There are even studies now that suggest bio-identical hormones can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Benefits Of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Men with low testosterone may experience many benefits after starting an appropriate replacement therapy. Some of these benefits include:
• Improved sexual drive
• Improved ability to achieve and maintain an erection
• Increased muscle mass and body composition
• Increased strength
You don’t have to suffer with hormonal imbalance in secret any longer. It’s a common condition, and it’s easy to treat!
Orchidia Medical Group’s mission is to utilize the latest in medical science and apply this with the simple understanding that you want to look, feel, and live better. Let them help you realize your potential wellbeing and become the individual that you have long desired. Your wellbeing is worth it!
If you or someone you know could benefit from the TRT, please contact Orchidia Medical Group today.
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