Using bioidentical hormones is one form of hormone therapy that is popular. Bioidentical hormones are compounded hormones that come from naturally occurring sources and are designed to be almost indistinguishable from endogenous human hormones.
Men who restore testosterone at natural levels using replacement therapy have reduced their risk of heart attacks and stroke. Good testosterone levels also help with higher energy levels and healthy weight control. Other benefits include enhanced sexual desire and performance, better bone density, and improved signs of aging.
Men who want to restore hormone balance and reduce the effects of aging can optimize their goals with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Treatment starts with testing to assess your current hormone levels and to get to the cause of your problems. A comprehensive treatment plan that includes BHRT may be developed when your results come back. You may also need to adjust your exercise, diet, and lifestyle.
Testosterone is the most vital hormone to male sexual development and function. Testosterone decreases as men age, and bone loss, mood changes, and sexual function may decrease.
Some symptoms of testosterone deficiency may include:
• Reduced body and facial hair
• Loss of muscle mass
• Low libido
• Increased breast size
• Hot flashes
• Brittle bones and risk of fracture.
Some symptoms of high testosterone levels include:
• Liver disease
• Weight gain
• High blood pressure and cholesterol
• Low sperm count
• Heart muscle damage
• Uncharacteristically aggressive behavior
• Mood swings