Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Delray Beach FL Hormone Therapy Specialist, Martin Bloom, M.D. at the biostation offers customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to men that are suffering from the consequences of hormonal decline or imbalances.
Men that are finally ready to take the leap and consider testosterone replacement therapy have most likely read the literature in magazine ads and websites and know that they have the symptoms of low testosterone, such as lost muscle mass, low sex drive, irritability, moodiness, and fatigue, but many men simply are not sure what will happen when they actually take the leap and begin testosterone replacement therapy.
Unlike many functional medicine centers, the biostation focuses treatment plans on patients and their specific needs. Men will know right from the start what to expect, and they will get a comprehensive analysis of what they need and how that aligns with what they want to achieve.
A 2011 review published by the European Society of Endocrinology found that testosterone replacement therapy improves the quality of life, and most men experience some improvement after 3 to 4 weeks of treatment and reach maximum benefits with continued routine dosage and monitoring.
Some of the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy that were reported in the study include:
Improved Muscle Mass & Reduced Body Fat
Body composition changes, including reduced fat mass, improved lean body mass, and increased muscular strength are observed between 12 and 16 weeks of therapy, stabilizing at months 6 through 12 and delivering continual improvement over years.
Notable decreases in inflammation levels within the body will be observed within 3 to 12 weeks, which can benefit joint pain, arthritis, bowel disturbances, and body aches.
Improved Libido & Sexual Function
The positive effects on sexual desire are generally observed within 3 weeks and reach a peak at 6 weeks. Desired changes in erection or ejaculation make take up to 6 months to reach an observable effect.
Mood changes may occur, particularly improvements to depressive moods, after 3 to 6 weeks, and maximal improvements occurring after 18 to 30 weeks.
Increased Red Blood Cell Production
An increase in red blood cells will be reached after 3 months of therapy, peaking between 9 and 12 months’ time. Red blood cells carry oxygen, and a balanced amount of red blood cells can improve stamina and endurance, while preventing anemia.
Healthier Cholesterol & Triglyceride Levels
The impact on lipids, such as cholesterol and triglyceride molecules can be observed after 4 weeks of therapy and reach peak benefit at 6 to 12 months.
Reduced Insulin Resistance
Improvements in insulin sensitivity are often observed within days of beginning therapy; however, the impact on managing blood glucose levels is evident within 3 to 12 months.
Bone density improvements are detected at 6 months, but continue to improve for a minimum of 3 years.
These are only a few of the positive results that can be achieved with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Bioidentical Hormones can also improve numerous conditions in the physical body.
Some of the conditions that Delray Beach FL Hormone Therapy Specialist, Martin Bloom, M.D. at the biostation uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to treat in men include:
Hormone replacement therapy has helped a countless men overcome the issues associated with andropause. Hormone decline in men can begin as early as the 30’s, and starting in the 40’s or 50’s, many men experience a steep drop in hormone production. This decline is known as andropause, and it can cause men to experience several symptoms that are associated with aging, such as muscle atrophy, weight gain, low libido, erectile dysfunction, thinning hair, mood changes, and fatigue. Hormone replacement therapy can help men to improve libido and sexual function, have thicker hair, lose body fat, increase muscle tone, reduce mental fogginess, balance moods, and improve overall health and wellness.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may help men to reduce or prevent an enlarged prostate gland by balancing the ratios of estrogen and testosterone. In men, when testosterone declines, estrogen levels can increase, and higher estrogen levels end up suppressing testosterone. High amounts of estrogen also fuel tissue growth, which can contribute to an enlarged prostate gland. Hormone therapy can prevent higher estrogen levels and the suppression of testosterone, and this may prevent an enlarged prostate gland or the further enlargement of the prostate gland.
When hormones decline, many men may suffer from erectile dysfunction. Hormones affect blood flow, and if blood cannot flow correctly, men may have problems achieving an erection. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can replenish the hormones that help blood to flow smoothly, which can improve sexual function. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can also help to increase sexual desire, libido, and the quality of climax.
Male Pattern Baldness
Hormone replacement therapy can help men to have thicker and more lustrous hair, and it may possibly prevent baldness. In men, when healthy free testosterone levels decline, another form of testosterone that kills hair follicles can rise, and this form of testosterone may contribute to baldness. Hormone replacement therapy can keep free testosterone at healthy levels, which can improve overall hair growth and thickness and prevent hair follicle death.
Hormone replacement therapy can replenish waning testosterone to healthier levels. In men, testosterone begins to decline at a rate of around 1% each year after the age of 30, and this can lead to numerous problems that greatly reduce the quality of life. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can improve testosterone levels to increase muscle tone and strength, promote fat loss, increase scalp hair thickness, balance moods, strengthen bones, improve blood flow, raise libido, and improve sexual function.
Delray Beach FL Hormone Therapy Specialist, Martin Bloom, M.D. and the experienced Hormone specialists at the biostation in Delray Beach, Florida have helped numerous men improve their health and regain optimal levels of wellness through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Contact the Delray Beach FL Hormone Therapy Specialists at the biostation in Delray Beach, Florida to learn more about the biostation’s Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapies!