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 Male Hormonal Imbalance

 

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men. Hormone therapy programs are not only for women.

 

In men, the symptoms of aging are often the result of a growth hormone and testosterone decline. After age 20, a man's growth hormone falls about 14% for every 10 years. By the time he reaches 40, he's lost almost half the growth hormones he had at 20-years-old and by the time he reaches 80, men are left with just 5% of their original growth hormones. These imbalances can happen at any age. Fortunately there are many male treatment options available.

 

 

 

Some of the most common hormonal imbalances in men include:

  • Andropause Also known as the male menopause, andropause occurs as men grow older and their testosterone levels decline.

  • Adrenal fatigue If your stress levels remain high for a prolonged period of time, your adrenal gland can't produce enough of the stress hormone cortisol.

  • Hypothyroidism When your thyroid gland is underactive, it's not producing enough thyroid hormones.

  • Hyperthyroidism An overactive thyroid gland results in high levels of thyroid hormones and an increased metabolism.

 

 

 

Signs and Symptoms of Male Hormone Imbalance

Many of the symptoms of male hormonal imbalances come on very gradually. You may not notice them at first, but as more symptoms appear and become worse over time, they do become apparent. These symptoms of male hormone imbalance are some of the most common:

 

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Low libido

  • Night sweats or hot flashes

  • Mood swings or irritability

  • Muscle loss or weakness

  • Depression or anxiety

  • Increased body fat

  • Hair loss

  • Fatigue or lack of energy

  • Memory loss

  • Heart palpitations

  • Sleep apnea or insomnia

  • Constipation or increased bowel movements

  • Gynecomastia (development of breasts in men)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People often mistake the symptoms of imbalanced hormones in men with signs of aging. The good news is that these hormone losses and imbalances are easily correctible and through proper treatment, these symptoms will often disappear and bring about a healthier, younger you. Wired Wellness physicians can help balance your hormones safely and effectively by using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

 

 

 

Customized Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Program

This personalized, medically supervised program includes

natural HRT for men, as well as customized aesthetic and

nutrition programs.

 

 

 

 

 

Putting it All Together...

Bioidentical male hormone replacement therapy helps men who are suffering from the symptoms of hormonal imbalance including erectile dysfunction,thinning hair, weight gain, muscle loss, and depression.

Expert anti-aging physicians work with you to design a customized treatment plan consisting of bioidentical hormones for men, nutritional support, prescription supplements and an individualized fitness program.

These programs help put an end to stress induced adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and the symptoms of male menopause (andropause).

 

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bioidentical hormones for men match the natural hormones in the body molecule by molecule, making them precise duplications of themale hormones that your body naturally produces. Natural bioidentical hormones like testosterone, estrogen and progesterone are easily metabolized, allowing your body to incorporate them without the negative side effects often associated with synthetic hormones.

 

Why not Synthetic Hormones?

Although synthetic hormones are prepared from plant and animal extracts, these hormones are not identical to the male hormones in the body. Additionally, the desire to patent the synthetic hormones leads to the addition of molecules or covalent bonds. These additions can lead to your body's inability to accurately metabolize the synthetic hormones. They are foreign to your body and can cause severe side effects that are oftentimes worse than the original symptoms they were intended to treat. The chemistry of the male body is very intricate and synthetic hormones for men do not address this complexity. They treat one hormone deficiency or excess without consideration of how it will affect the other hormones in the male body. Many times, the wrong hormone is prescribed without having performed comprehensive testing to determine the current hormone levels. Synthetic hormones provide a one-size-fits-all solution to varying individual hormone imbalances without considering the big picture or your individual needs.

 

How are Bioidentical Hormones made?

Bioidentical male hormones are made from compounds found in plants like wild yam or soy beans. Compounding pharmacies expertly formulate customized medications designed to meet an individual's specific health care needs. The plant-based hormones are processed to hold an identical structure to male hormones produced by your body.

 

Balancing Hormones with Natural Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Your highly trained bioidentical hormone doctors will determine your current hormone levels through comprehensive testing and use this information to prescribe a customized solution to your hormonal imbalance. Based on a complete understanding of your hormone levels, your expert anti-aging physician will provide a comprehensive and individualized plan including bioidentical hormones therapy for men , and a customized nutrition and fitness program. You will see the symptoms of hormonal imbalance fade away as your hormones are returned to optimal levels and enjoy an overall healthier sense of well-being.

 

Customized Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Services

 

  • A comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history

  • Testing - saliva, urine and/or blood laboratory analysis

  • Natural Hormone balancing

  • Ongoing evaluations

  • Quality compounded pharmacy

  • Highest quality supplements

  • Fitness programs

  • Nutrition planning

  • Stress reduction plans

  • Custom aesthetic treatments

 

The steps to Natural Hormone Balance

First, you'll spend time  completing a thorough personal, medical and family history questionnaire in the convenience of your home. Next, you will have an initial consultation where you and your physician will review the questionnaire answers and determine the next steps together. To properly administer bioidentical hormones, your physician will take select saliva, urine and/or blood lab tests. They will meet with you personally to discuss your symptoms, review your results and discuss the appropriate treatment to meet your individualized needs. Your individualized treatment plan may include a combination of creams, gels, pills, patches, self-injections or pellet therapy. Each treatment plan is customized to your individual needs.

 

 

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