Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy achieves the sustained levels of testosterone that would be produced by normally functioning testicles. This form of therapy is the only kind that produces the natural level of this hormone. Because the testosterone used is totally natural, it is ideal for men wanting the benefits of a bio-identical hormone, without the drawbacks of a synthetic.
Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include fatigue, lack of mental acuity, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving or sustaining erection.
Why Bio-identical Hormone therapy for men? Hormonal needs for men has received national attention, but with marginal treatment options available. Hormonal treatments for men can be expensive, require daily consumption, and in many cases, need to be carefully timed with their partner’s needs for normal sexual activities and pleasure.
Bio-identical hormone therapy administered by Dr. Purcell is the only method of testosterone therapy that gives sustained and consistent testosterone levels throughout the day, for 4 to 6 months, without any “roller coaster” blood levels of testosterone, which can result in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient. Dr. Purcell has had excellent results treating men with Bio-identical Hormone Therapy. There have been no reported side effects in the entire history of this type of therapy.
Current medical research now defines a male equivalent to menopause as andropause. Men experience a more gradual decline in hormone levels. They lose approximately one percent of their testosterone and 2.5 percent of their DHEA per year beginning at age 30.
Men find themselves lacking in sexual desire, gaining weight, losing muscle mass and feeling sluggish, depressed and irritable. Yet, they believe they must endure these body and hormonal changes as part of aging.