While not as widely discussed as menopause is for women, andropause is very real for men just as menopause is significant for women. Our BHRT program for men focuses on the unique needs of men who are suffering from andropause or low testosterone. The Program includes bio identical hormone replacement (testosterone) when clinically indicated combined with nutritional guidance, nutritional supplementation recommendations and an optional exercise component.
Depending on lab results and patient goals, the program may also include growth hormone and/or hcg (human chorionic gonadotropin). If you can identify with some of the symptoms below, you are likely experiencing low testosterone / andropause and are a candidate for laboratory testing to determine if BHRT is right for you.
Symptoms of Andropause
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood swings
- Fatigue/loss of energy
- Decrease in sexual libido/interest/desire
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Decreased stamina
- Prostate problems
- Decreased urine flow
- Increased urinary urge
- Premature aging
- Thinning/sagging skin
- Insulin resistance
- Bone loss
- Decrease in muscular strength/muscle mass
- Hair loss
- Decreased strength
- Abdominal fat
- Decreased mental sharpness
- Elevated triglycerides
- Joint aches/stiffness of hands Breast enlargement
- Sleep disturbances
- Memory lapses
- Loss of physical agility
- Shrinkage in size of sexual organs
- Insomnia/poor sleep quality
Our BHRT program for men is designed to help men reverse many of these symptoms and recapture some of their youthful attributes and functions.
What are the benefits of BHRT for men?
Our BHRT program for men provides many benefits for men with andropause (hormonal imbalances) including:
- Restored hormone balance and relief of related symptoms
- Improved libido and sexual performance
- Increased ability to build lean muscle
- Improved heart health
- Increased bone production and prevention of osteoporosis
- Enhanced energy and sex drive
- Reduced wrinkles and improved skin tone
- Improved mental sharpness and better memory
What are Bio identical Hormones? Bio identical hormones, also known as natural hormones, are substances that have the same chemical structure as the hormones that are produced by the human body, and they also create the same physiologic response. Hormones are NOT drugs. They are naturally occurring substances that are found in all humans since the time of conception. BHRT replaces hormones at a "physiologic" level that is not harmful to the body. Physiologic levels never exceed what the individual has already been accustomed to in his or her younger years.
Are Bio identical Hormones FDA Approved?We use FDA approved bio identical hormones ( natural hormones) whenever possible to restore low testosterone levels to more youthful levels; however, when a dosage or strength that the patient requires is not commercially available, we use a compounding pharmacy to prepare an individualized prescription. Compounding pharmacists must comply with the regulation of the state boards of pharmacy, and they have access to the highest grade bulk ingredients as well as state-of-the art equipment used to accurately prepare hormone preparations. Close monitoring of the patient by PWC helps to promote maximum benefits and safety.