Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

Treatment options for hormone replacement therapy for men vary dependent upon individual patient needs. The providers at the Institute of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy treat male patients over the age of 40 or males who have had a vasectomy. HRT plans are tailored to fit individual patient needs. The clinic offers male patients a prescription for injectable testosterone or compounded topical testosterone cream.

  • Testosterone
    • Energy
    • Strength
    • Endurance
    • Skin collagen
    • Bone density
    • Sexual function
    • Cholesterol profile
  • DHEA
    • Building block necessary to make estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone
    • Improves immune system and brain function
    • Relieves stress
    • Increases energy
    • Reduces cholesterol
  • Thyroid
    • Regulates temperature, metabolism, and cerebral function
    • Increased energy
    • Improvement in cold hands and feet
    • Lowers cholesterol
    • Prevents cognitive impairment
    • Mental clarity
    • Improved hair growth, skin moisture, and nail strength

What are Hormones?

  • Proteins or derivatives of cholesterol
  • Manufactured in endocrine glands
    • Adrenal glands
    • Ovaries
    • Testes
    • Thyroid
    • Pancreas
    • Pituitary
    • Pineal

Hormones serve as messengers in the body by telling internal organs how to function!

Why do hormone levels change? AGE!

Hormone glands degenerate
  • Less hormone produce by the gland
  • Lower levels of circulation hormones
Hormone receptor sites in cells become less receptive
  • Receptor sites are then resistant to the hormone
  • Decreased stimulation of the cell occurs

The deficiency in hormones and hormone resistance cause an imbalance in the body’s precise, self-regulation system.

Signs of Hormone Deficiency

  • Sleep disruption
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Headaches
  • Depression or feeling “blue”
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Acne
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of energy
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Bladder symptoms
  • Hair loss
  • Dry skin
  • Brittle nails
  • Cold hands and/or feet

Types of Hormone Replacement

  • Synthetic Hormones
    • Synthesized in a lab
      • Many made using pregnant mare urine
    • Chemically different from hormones produced by the body
    • Cause side effects
    • Can even cause cancer
    • Patented and marketed by pharmaceutical companies
  • Bioidentical Hormones
    • Derived from plants
      • Soy or yams
    • Molecule shape, make-up and structure identical to what the human body produces
    • No side effects, only a temporary adjustment period
    • Many are cancer-protective
    • Bioidentical compounds cannot be patented