Why Do I Need Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy for men can be a very effective way to combat the signs and symptoms of aging. 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. The good news is that testosterone therapy can alleviate these symptoms of andropause:
- lack of sexual desire
- weight gain
- loss of muscle mass
- anxiety & depression
- lack of energy
- foggy thinking
Unfortunately, these kinds of changes and the resulting symptoms can be devastating to a man’s wellbeing. However, thousands of men have turned to testosterone replacement therapy for men 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. Additionally, 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. However, unlike synthetic hormones, bio-identical hormones are formulated to act like natural human hormones. This fact help to ensure a much improved safety profile and maximum effectiveness.
What is Testosterone Therapy?
Testosterone therapy treatments typically involve receiving small, infrequent injections of testosterone into the muscle of the upper arm or hip. However, a more advanced method of hormone replacement therapy for men is through the use of hormone pellets. With hormone pellet therapy, testosterone is released into the bloodstream in a safe, steady, and controlled manner over time. Additionally, the dosages prescribed by your InShape Medical healthcare provider are based upon their extensive experience and the best testing methods to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the therapy. Because of this, InShape Medical only uses pharmacies where the highest industry standards are used in compounding the hormones, using the highest quality botanical ingredients available. Derived from plant-based ingredients, bio-identical hormones are specially formulated to strictly replicate human hormones.
Some of the Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy 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 Medical. We will talk to you about your symptoms, answer your questions, and give you the information you need to make an informed decision whether hormone replacement therapy for men 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 testosterone therapy for you at our anti-aging clinic.