Hormonal problems are not just a female issue, men. The production of the hormone testosterone begins to gradually decline as men reach their late 40s to 50s, sometimes resulting in menopause-like symptoms. This hormone decline is sometimes referred to as male menopause or andropause. If you are going through andropause you should consider bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
The symptoms of andropause can range from mild to severe. They include low libido, erectile dysfunction, mood swings, tiredness, night sweats, decreased muscle mass and problems with memory and concentration. Men often overlook these symptoms and many don’t receive treatment as a result.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help treat low testosterone levels. It has little to no side effects and many benefits. Men replacing their declining hormones with bio-identical hormones often see an increase in energy levels, hair re-growth, higher sex drive, improved muscle tone, better sleep and decreased muscle and joint pain. Hormone treatment can also help protect against heart disease.
Bio-identical hormones are tailored for each patient using compounds from plants like soybeans and yams. The compounds are altered to perfectly match the chemical structure of hormones produced by the human body, which makes bio-identical hormone safer and more effective than synthetic hormones. Patients can take the hormones through patches, creams, gels and pellets. Pellets are becoming more and more popular because they don’t require daily application like creams or gels. Hormone pellets are placed under the skin and release hormones as they gradually dissolve over several months. No removal is required.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a good treatment option for men suffering from low testosterone levels. Men interested in learning more about hormone replacement can call the office of Dr. John R. Woodward at (972) 566-7870. Dr. Woodward’s practice is located in Dallas. He has 30 years of experience with hormone replacement therapy.