Do you need hormone replacement therapy? The discussion around hormones, hormone health, and hormonal imbalance has primarily been centered around women, but men have hormones too.
Although men don’t have hormone variation as women do (in a monthly cyclical way) men can also suffer from hormonal imbalance and a variety of symptoms.
So today we’re putting the spotlight on men in hopes of spreading information about very real and natural issues that every man is likely to encounter during the aging process.
Men Have Hormones Too
Now that we’ve established the obvious: yes, men, you have hormones. These chemical messengers travel throughout our bloodstream to tissues and organs to help them do their job. Hormones affect many functions, from mood to sexual function to metabolism.
So, if you know that you, as a man:
- Have hormones
- Can experience hormonal imbalance
Then you’re probably starting to catch on to the fact that hormone treatments are a viable option. In this article, we will focus specifically on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) with pellets. Stick around to learn more about BHRT, signs of hormonal imbalance in men, and how you could benefit from the right treatment plan.
How Can I Tell if My Hormones Are Off Kilter?
The endocrine system is home to the glands that make our hormones and plays a huge role in human reproduction. In men, the testicles produce testosterone, a hormone that helps maintain muscle and bone mass, sperm production, and sex drive.
But testosterone levels vary among men, and generally, older men have lower testosterone than younger men, and it’s normal for testosterone levels to decline throughout adulthood. Typically, at a rate of 1% a year after the age of 30.
As you can tell, changes in hormones are a natural progression of life, and while men may not experience as dramatic of a dip in hormone levels as women during menopause, men do experience something similar.
Many in the healthcare field use “andropause” to describe aging-related hormone changes in men. However, testosterone deficiency, male hypogonadism, and androgen deficiency are also possible.
Changes in Our Bodies
Over time many men notice changes in their bodies, sleep patterns, and energy levels and for the most part, acknowledge this as part of the aging process. However, many of these symptoms actually stem from hormonal imbalance.
While testosterone is a buzz word for the discussion around male hormones, disproportionate hormone levels can also affect cortisol and thyroid hormone and influenced by factors other than age.
Beyond age, you may be dealing with hormonal imbalance caused by:
- Poor diet
- Low activity level
- High stress
- An injury
Signs to Look Out For
Every man will have a different experience, but some of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men include:
- Fatigue, lethargy, and lack of motivation
- Frequent illnesses
- Mood swings, anxiety & depression
- Aches, joint pain and longer recovery time from injuries
- Stubborn weight gain, belly fat, and food cravings
- Hair loss
- Saggy, dry, aging skin
- Difficulty focusing and remembering things
- Decline in libido and inability to achieve or maintain an erection
Still unsure? Take a look at our symptom checklist for men here. Answer this completely confidential checklist for more insight into the symptoms you’re experiencing and to see if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.
Restoring Balance to Revitalize Your Life
If you’re experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance or believe you may be experiencing andropause, drop by our office! We’ll help you identify and address the root cause of your symptoms to craft a completely personalized treatment plan.
EVEXIAS Denver’s answer to hormonal imbalance is BHRT with pellets. An effective hormone optimization option that utilizes natural, plant-based substances to replace hormones.
This approach is far superior to treatments that employ synthetic hormones and can more effectively serve your body. BHRT with pellets involves a simple in-office procedure in which a tiny pellet is inserted into the fatty tissue around the buttocks area.
Because the plant-based substance closely resembles the existing hormones in your body, the pellets will release hormones when your body needs them.
Many patients prefer this to the feeling of a rollercoaster of emotions when waiting for other treatments to kick in. You can experience life-changing relief with a simple procedure that takes less than 30 minutes and requires 2-3 pellet insertions per year!
Following your treatment plan, we also recommend making lifestyle modifications to encourage hormonal balance. Regular exercise, a healthy diet, monitoring your weight, and making good lifestyle choices can help ensure your overall health.
Feel Your Best
If you can identify with any of the above or feel it’s time to get a professional opinion, we’re here for you. Schedule your confidential consultation today!
Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to identify and treat your hormonal health concerns. We’ll come up with a tailor-made plan that will get you feeling your best!
Give us a call at (720) 625-8043 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation now.