Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Columbus Ohio Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist, David Garcia, D.O. uses Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy to help aging men find and achieve optimal hormone levels. He does not use treatments to address just one symptom, but rather David Garcia, D.O. uses therapies that encompass the root cause of the issue. David Garcia, D.O. of BodyLogicMD Columbus will take the time to listen to you and learn about your needs, and will work with you to balance your hormones and get you feeling your very best!
Are you experiencing symptoms such as low energy, an irritable or depressed mood, weight gain, insomnia, and a host of other issues that you don’t understand? If so, you’re not going crazy. You could be struggling with the symptoms of andropause, a hormonal decline in men that can start as early as age 30. By age 40, many men feel at least some effects of declining levels of testosterone and other hormones.
Many men experience hormonal imbalances and deficiencies, particularly as they grow older. Most men don’t know that a Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy can offer relief from many hormone related conditions in men. Unfortunately, even a single hormonal deficiency is enough to result in uncomfortable symptoms that can reduce quality of life. Instead of addressing symptoms one at a time, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for men addresses the hormonal deficiency or imbalance, providing excellent results for men.
Hormone Replacement Therapy and Andropause
While most men are aware that women go through menopause, they may not be aware that men go through a similar stage of hormone decline in life that is known as andropause. Andropause is a condition that is characterized by a drop in testosterone levels within the body. In many cases, andropause affects men who are over the age of 40, although it can begin to affect men who are younger. The loss of testosterone in men can result in many uncomfortable and unwanted symptoms.
Some of the common symptoms that men may experience during andropause include:
- Problems concentrating
- Decrease in muscle mass and strength
- Reduced sexual libido and lack of desire
- Night sweats and hot flashes
- Insulin resistance
- Increased abdominal fat
- Hair loss
- Sagging or thinning skin
- Prostate problems
- Decreased stamina
- Bone loss
Not only does andropause bring with it multiple uncomfortable symptoms, decreased levels of testosterone related to andropause may increase the risk of other health problems such as heart disease.
Men who are experiencing the symptoms of andropause can benefit from Natural Hormone Replacement. By balancing hormone levels and eliminating hormonal deficiencies with a customized Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, many of the symptoms of andropause are reversed, allowing men to enjoy a better quality of life once again.
Choosing a Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy offers many excellent benefits for men. Since the body is able to easily accept these natural hormone replacements, there is no risk of negative side effects. This also ensures that the hormonal deficiency or imbalance is treated quickly, reducing unwanted symptoms faster. Hormone Replacement Therapy is very safe and has been used safely for decades, which gives men additional peace of mind. Since bioidentical hormones can be combined into customized treatments, every man receives the specific treatment he needs, ensuring that his symptoms are effectively treated without unnecessary medications or treatments.
Erectile dysfunction – The inability to get an erection at all or to maintain one long enough for a satisfying sexual experience is called erectile dysfunction. Declining levels of testosterone is often to blame for this problem; Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can provide the hormones needed to improve or eliminate the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
Low Libido – Adequate levels of testosterone are necessary to signal receptors in the brain and prepare the body to engage in sexual intercourse. When you suddenly lose interest in sex, it is usually due to insufficient testosterone levels. Fortunately, balancing these levels with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help both low libido and erectile dysfunction.
Weight gain – If you’re putting on weight despite regular exercise and a healthy diet, it could be due to deficiencies in cortisol and testosterone. Balancing your testosterone and cortisol levels with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help prevent and eliminate hormone related weight gain.
Fatigue – Low testosterone levels are often a factor in fatigue, as are other problems associated with hormone imbalance like night sweats, sleep apnea, and insomnia which can all also contribute to feelings of fatigue. Fortunately, all of these conditions respond well when balancing hormones with a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Insomnia – Related directly to hormonal function and also worsened by several other negative side effects of hormonal changes, insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep long enough to feel rested. Treating the symptoms of hormone deficiency, dominance or imbalance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been shown to improve sleep cycles and the quality of sleep.
Sleep Apnea – Low testosterone in men can contribute to sleep related conditions such as sleep apnea. Inhibited breathing and loud snoring disrupt sleep patterns as a side effect of sleep apnea. When testosterone levels are at their optimal balance it is actually easier to achieve deeper more restful sleep.
Night Sweats – Men can experience night sweats as a result of a hormone related condition. Depending on the intensity, night sweats can be accompanied by chills, nausea, headaches or an irregular heartbeat. Maintaining optimal hormone balance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can lessen the frequency and severity of night sweats as well as many other hormone related symptoms.
Muscle Atrophy – As hormone levels begin to decline, a common side effect in the male body is muscle loss. Optimal testosterone levels promote healthy muscle growth and preservation, while declining or imbalanced hormones can lead to muscle atrophy.
Hair Loss – A typical symptom of thyroid disorders, hair loss is directly related to male hormones and can mean more than just losing the hair on the head.
Urinary Problems – Many aging men experience urinary problems connected to hormones. Urinary incontinence relates to a loss of bladder control and is one of many urinary problems experienced as a result of hormones. Maintaining optimal hormonal balance with a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can prevent many urinary problems that onset with age.
Male Hot Flashes – Similar to those experienced by women, male hot flashes are abrupt and intense sensations of warmth that typically affect the face, neck and upper body. Male hot flashes can occur in varying frequencies and can last from a few minutes to over an hour.
Gynecomastia – Defined as an atypical male breast enlargement, gynecomastia is a condition connected directly to male hormones. It is commonly found in newborns as a result of the mother’s estrogen still in the male child’s system. When gynecomastia presents itself in adulthood, treating it with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the most effective way to manage it.
Depression – A common side effect of andropause, depression can be caused by imbalanced or deficient hormone levels, but also can be made worse with the onset of various other andropause related symptoms. Gaining weight, feeling tired all the time and a lack of libido is enough to put any man’s mood down.
Irritability – A general lack of patience or an inability to control temper and mood are sure signs of hormone related irritability in men. Although often caused by low testosterone, irritability can also be caused by estrogen dominance and worsened by environmental factors such as stress.
For men who are experiencing the symptoms of andropause or other symptoms related to hormonal imbalances, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy offers a safe, proven treatment method. To learn more about how Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you, schedule an appointment with Doctor David Garcia of BodyLogicMD of Columbus, Ohio and take charge of your wellness with restored energy levels and youthful vitality.