Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR MEN

Low testosterone pellet therapy


Men experience a similar decline in hormone levels that women experience when they go through menopause. This is known as andropause in men, and this change occurs more slowly starting around the age of 30. Testosterone levels in men typically drop about one percent per year. These lower levels of testosterone play a critical role in the quality and quantity of life in males. The decline in testosterone levels have been shown to be a risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

The goal of hormone replacement (HRT) in men is to restore the body’s natural testosterone level back to “normal,” keeping in mind that normal is a range and the patient’s symptoms need to be addressed as well. There are different forms of testosterone, but the other forms have harmful side effects and don’t have all of the benefits of replacing exactly what the body has always produced. Using the exact same molecule as the body produces is called bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Pharmacy Solutions compounds several dosage forms of testosterone. Testosterone can be compounded into transdermal creams, sublingual tablets, and pellets.

PREVALENCE OF LOW TESTOSTERONE
It has been reported that around 39% of men 45 years or older will have low testosterone levels—that is, levels that are lower than 300ng/ml. Men 60 years or older have a 50% chance of having low testosterone.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF LOW TESTOSTERONE
Fatigue
Loss of muscle mass
Weakness
Insomnia
Reduced libido
Heart disease
Irritability
Erectile dysfunction
Impaired memory
Decreased morning erections
Increased body fat
Loss of bone
Depression
Diminished work performance
BENEFITS OF NATURAL TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT
Improved psychological well being
Increased strength and stature
Preservation of bone mass
Improved libido
Decreased cardiovascular risk and disease
Improved erectile functions
Increased muscle mass
Decreased body fat
TESTOSTERONE USP (THE NATURAL TESTOSTERONE)
Natural testosterone listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia
Bio-identical to testosterone found in the human body
Well absorbed topically from transdermal creams
Can be used sublingually (under the tongue) in tablet form
Can be implanted under the skin in a pellet form once every 5 to 6 months

Our mission for HRT in men is to provide education and information on men’s health issues, regarding testosterone supplementation and prostate health. Call Denver Physical Medicine today at 303-757-7280 for Free Low T Consultation