Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Naples Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Corey Howard, M.D. understand that as men age, the hormones in their bodies naturally slow in production and become unbalanced. Most notably, this occurs with the hormone testosterone. Beginning after the age of 30, the male body slowly produces less and less testosterone. Over the course of many years this reduction in testosterone production can result in unwanted symptoms of low testosterone, or low-T. This decline of testosterone in men is known as andropause or hypogonadism.
Whereas testosterone is the more well-known of the male hormones, the hormones estrogen, progesterone, thyroid and DHEA play important roles in men’s physical and mental wellbeing as well. Dr. Howard, at his Naples-Marco Island Metropolitan Area clinic Howard Health & Wellness, will test all of your hormones, not just your testosterone levels, to find imbalances and to address the root cause of your symptoms.
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms Men Experience Can Include:
- Decreased Ability to Build Muscle
Low levels of DHEA and testosterone make maintaining and building muscle mass difficult to impossible. By bringing these hormones back up to their normal levels you will see a noticeable change in the effectiveness of your workouts.
- Erectile Dysfunction
Having low testosterone can affect sexual desire and function. By addressing this hormonal deficiency with bioidentical hormones, you can restore your libido, performance and confidence.
- Feeling of Anger and Irritability
cHigh levels of the stress hormone cortisol and low levels of testosterone can cause you to feel angry and irritated for no apparent reason. By bringing these hormones back into balance, your moods will become more balanced as well.
- Hot Flashes
A sudden and intense feeling of heat around your face and chest is a symptom of low-T. Hot flashes resolve with a balanced hormonal system.
- Loss of Bone Density
Deficient levels of testosterone and estrogen in men can result in increasingly weakening bones. Making sure that your hormones are at their correct levels can prevent diseases like osteoporosis.
- Low Energy
Low production of the thyroid hormone and low-T can both result in low energy as well as physical and mental exhaustion. Low levels of these hormones can also cause insomnia, compounding feelings of fatigue. BHRT can help address these symptoms.
- Male Pattern Baldness
High levels of stress, low testosterone and thyroid imbalance are red flags for hair loss. Bioidentical hormones are an effective way to treat thinning hair and prevent further hair loss.
- Night Sweats
Sweating profusely in the middle of the night may be caused by low-T and high levels of cortisol and estrogen. By balancing these three hormones, you can treat this symptom at its root cause.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, your body may be struggling with imbalanced hormones. Fortunately, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a natural and effective way to treat the root cause of hormonal imbalance. Naples Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Corey Howard, M.D. has helped many men in the Naples-Marco Island Metropolitan Area recover from the symptoms of hormonal imbalance with Bioidentical Hormones.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a medical treatment that uses organically sourced and naturally occurring hormones, typically extracted from yams and soybeans, as supplements to the hormones that are found to be too low for your body to function correctly.
Because each body’s chemical composition, diet and lifestyle needs are unique, the hormones prescribed in Hormone Replacement Therapy are customized to meet your particular physiological needs. By bringing your hormones back into balance you can heal your body and experience a return to the health and energy levels of your youth.
Dr. Howard’s Bioidentical Hormone Therapy treatment plans are designed to optimize men’s health and address the unique health needs of each patient.