Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

Hormone Replacement TherapyCommon Questions Men Have About Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Why Do I Need Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Typically, beginning at around age 30, a man’s body starts to produce less and less testosterone.  It is common for a man to lose 1-2% per year of testosterone production until leveling off somewhere between 40-55 years of age. At this point, he is likely experiencing the onset of andropause – the male equivalent of Menopause.  Symptoms often include:

  • lack of sexual desire
  • weight gain
  • loss of muscle mass
  • irritability
  • depression
  • sluggishness

These kinds of changes and the resulting symptoms can be devastating to a man’s state of wellbeing, but thousands of men have turned to testosterone replacement therapy to address these symptoms. It can literally change your life!

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men – the Better Alternative

BHRT is the balancing of hormone levels through the use of hormones that are structurally identical to those that the body produces naturally.  Recent scientific studies have shown there are significant risks associated with the use of synthetic hormones for replacement therapy (hormones that are similar to, but different in structure than our natural hormones) which can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.   Unlike conventional synthetic hormonal therapy, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) reduces the risk for dangerous biochemical reactions and other health issues commonly seen with the use of synthetic hormones. Bio-identical hormones are formulated to act like natural human hormones, thereby ensuring a much improved safety profile and maximum effectiveness.

What is Testosterone Therapy?

Testosterone therapy treatments involve receiving small, infrequent injections of testosterone into the muscle of the upper arm or hip.  The testosterone is then released into the bloodstream in a safe and controlled manner over time. The dosages prescribed by your InShape Apex healthcare provider are based upon the best testing methods to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the therapy. The highest industry standards are used in compounding the hormones, using the highest quality botanical ingredients available. Derived from soy and other plant-based ingredients they are specially formulated to strictly replicate human hormones.

Some of the Benefits Include:

  • Enhanced libido and sexual desire
  • Improved memory and mental clarity
  • Increased sense of well-being
  • Reduced fatigue…More energy
  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Decrease in body fat and Increase in lean body mass

What Is My Next Step?

Your next step is calling to schedule an initial consultation at InShape Apex. We will talk to you about your symptoms, answer your questions, and give you the information you need to make an informed decision that is right for you.  If you decide to go forward with getting symptom relief, testing will be done to evaluate your current hormone levels.  These test results, your symptoms, and lifestyle will then be used to suggest the best course of treatment for you at our anti-aging clinic.

For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!

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