Low libido. Senior moments. Man boobs. Tossing and turning at night. A beer belly that just won’t go.
The hormonal changes that men experience as they age may sound like a sitcom character but in reality, they aren’t funny at all. They are indications that a man’s health and vitality are declining.
Kept in balance, the body naturally produces powerful hormones that can keep men healthy and energetic well into their 70’s and 80’s. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help men minimize these common symptoms so they can feel better as they move through middle age and into their golden years.
Testosterone for example, has important actions on brain function, sexuality, muscle systems, bones, blood cells and mood.
HGH, another hormone produced by the pituitary gland, promotes tissue and bone growth, protein deposits, and the breakdown of subcutaneous fat.
But because hormone production declines by approximately 10% per decade, imbalances can arise that ignite a number of the symptoms that we’ve come to accept as normal signs of aging.
Beyond these relatively minor irritations, recently published studies show that there are serious health risks associated with low hormone levels. Hormone imbalances are associated with increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, prostate enlargement, sexual dysfunction and obesity.
BHRT is a specialty we are proud to offer at the Waterdown Clinic of Integrative and Functional Medicine because we can help turn this trend around and address men’s health symptoms at their root.
“Menopause, diabetes, thyroid disease, contraception…these conditions require the regulation of hormones. Why should testosterone be different? Instead of taking Wellbutrin for your mood, Lipitor for cholesterol, Cialis to give your poor penis a lift, and Lunesta to fall asleep, why not try something that helps with all of that?”
– Dr. J. Matthew Andry
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for men means that we can restore testosterone, HGH and other key hormone levels to those of young healthy males. Using the right combination of diagnostic testing and personalized medicine, hormone replacement therapy is not only safe, but it helps men to maintain their physical strength, stamina and vitality, no matter their age.
If you’re wondering if you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms that could be related to Low T or another hormone imbalance, consider the six “M”’s:
· Muscle mass
· Morning erection
A noticeable decrease in the condition of one or more of these areas indicates the need for further investigation.
Benefits of Hormonal Balance include:
- Better Sex
- Increased Vitality
- Improved Overall Health
- More Muscle Tone
- Greater Mental Agility
Following a short period of BHRT therapy, our patients often report feeling a stronger body, sharper mind, better outlook and amazing sex drive.
Bio-identical hormone replacement is a simple and natural way to get your body back to its prime without the need for prescription drugs– so that at any age, you can enjoy peak physical, mental, and sexual performance.
Please contact Laurie or Kayla at the clinic if you would like to set up a consultation. We’re here to help with dietary, lifestyle and BHRT therapies that are custom made to fit each of our patient’s unique needs.