Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Men with ages of 40+ years’ old experience lower levels of testosterone. After the age of 40 years, testosterone levels naturally begin to decrease subtly, only approximately one percent a year. Andropause is a natural biological condition that is associated with the decrease of testosterone in men. Unlike menopause, Andropause occurs more gradually. Andropause comes with a series of unpleasant symptoms.
Common Andropause Symptoms
- low sex drive
- difficulties getting erections or erections that are not as strong as usual
- lack of energy
- irritability and mood swings
- loss of strength or muscle mass
- increased body fat
- hot flashes
Fortunately, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can provide relief and improve many of the symptoms associated with Andropause. Furthermore, Hormone Replacement Therapy can provide a series of additional benefits.
Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
- improving skin elasticity and lessen wrinkles
- decrease belly fat (beer belly)
- increased energy
- increased immune system
- decrease in Alzheimer’s
- decrease in depression and anxiety
- assist with weigh loss
- muscle gain
- lowering of blood pressure
- improved cholesterol profile
- improved quality of sleep
- increased memory retention
- increased exercise performance
- enhanced sexual performance
If you’re looking for relief from andropause symptoms, understanding the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help you decide whether it’s right for you.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Andropause?
The primary goal of testosterone treatment is to keep levels within a normal range. Testosterone can be given in several different forms, such as:
- transdermal systems (patches)
- creams or gels
With Dr. Ronald Moy and his team, testosterone cream is generally recommended and prescribed.
Testosterone Therapy (Low T)
Testosterone Therapy focuses on the replacement of testosterone. Dr. Moy of Moy, Fincher, Chipps Facial Plastics and Dermatology has become one of the leading experts in Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Beverly Hills. A personal HRT plan consists of:
- accurate diagnosis of low testosterone
Diagnosis consists of a blood draw in order to evaluate testosterone level. Once Low T is officially diagnosed, a custom hormone replacement therapy plan would be created for you.
Forms of Testosterone Therapy
- Testosterone injections
- Testosterone patches
- Testosterone gels
Alternative Therapy for Andropause
If testosterone replacement therapy isn’t right for you, there are alternative treatment options. Testosterone replacement therapy may not be right for an individual for several reasons including the desired outcome simply may be better achieved with an alternative therapy.
- Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
- Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
- Growth Hormone
Schedule a Hormone Replacement Therapy Consultation
Dr. Moy at Moy, Fincher, Chipps Facial Plastics and Dermatology has developed an impeccable reputation through years of industry leading continuing education and patient care. If you’re considering Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy to combat the symptoms of andropause, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Moy. During the consultation you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn substantially more about the pros and cons of Bio Identical HRT.