BHRT for Men
Men begin losing testosterone at the rate of 1–3% per year beginning at age 30. Current medical research now defines a male equivalent to menopause as “andropause.”
Men suffering from low testosterone can find themselves lacking in sexual desire, gaining weight, losing muscle mass, feeling sluggish, depressed and irritable. Yet, they believe they must endure these body and hormonal changes as part of aging.
Because the testosterone we use is bio-identical, the hormone replacement is totally natural, it is ideal for men wanting the benefits of hormone therapy without the drawbacks and side effects of synthetic testosterone.
The Bio-Identical Therapy Advantage for Men
Hormonal needs for men have received national attention, but have marginal treatment options available. Hormonal treatments for men can be expensive, require daily application or consumption, and in many cases, need to be carefully timed with their partner’s needs for normal sexual activities and pleasure.
Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy is the only method of testosterone therapy that gives sustained and consistent testosterone levels throughout the day, for 4 to 6 months, without any “roller coaster” blood levels of testosterone – which can result in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient.
LowTE Florida has had excellent results treating men and women with bio-identical hormone therapy. There have been only a few reported side effects, which are covered in the FAQ section below.
FAQs for men:
- Does testosterone cause prostate cancer? No. Metabolites of testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and estrone cause prostate enlargement and contribute to prostate cancer. Estrone increases and the testosterone decreases as men age and as men gain belly fat. Testosterone pellets are the only replacement that reverses that trend.
- How do I take testosterone pellets and not convert them into dihydrotestosterone and estrone? Your blood levels of estrone and DHT are checked after treatment to see if they are elevated. Some men still convert to these metabolites even on testosterone pellets. If they are converting, we troubleshoot with natural supplements such as DIM and Saw Palmetto or an aromatase inhibitor prescription.
- What if I have prostate enlargement already? Testosterone pellets will make it better if you do not convert it to DHT. We will treat that if it happens.
- Will my testicles shrink while I take the testosterone pellets? Yes, that is possible. Testicles are suppressed by taking any type of testosterone and they will not make as much testosterone while the pellets are working. This is not permanent and the testicle retains its ability to produce testosterone.