Hormones & Aging: What Men Should Know about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Guys, are you struggling with “brain fog,” weight gain you can’t quite shake, and fatigue that lingers no matter how much sleep you get? Are you finding you are more irritable, more prone to aches and pains, and just not feeling like yourself lately? It’s easy to write these symptoms off to aging, but that’s not the whole story.

You may be suffering from a hormone imbalance.

Hormones aren’t just for the ladies.

As we age, our bodies slow the production of several vital hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone and can leave us with a hormone imbalance that may profoundly affect our daily lives. Our lifestyle choices can also contribute to hormone imbalance. Your diet, consistently high levels of stress, and living a sedentary lifestyle can all impact your hormone production.

And it’s not just a problem for women. Hormone imbalance in men can cause a host of symptoms- from a loss of libido, weight gain, and muscle loss to hot flashes and night sweats (yep, even in men!) Over time, hormonal imbalances can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and memory loss.

Why are hormones important?

Hormones are produced by the body and regulate multiple systems- everything from reproduction to mood to metabolism. In men, testosterone is responsible for regulating sex drive and sperm production, bone mass and density, strength and muscle mass, and the production of red blood cells. Testosterone in men is also converted to estradiol (a form of estrogen) and is critical to sexual and cardiovascular function.

You can see how critical it is to maintain hormonal balance to keep everything in fine working order. Unfortunately, the older we get, the less testosterone we produce naturally. Treatment for low hormone levels is available and can help you feel better and more like yourself. Additionally, studies show appropriate hormone levels are linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men

Bio-identical hormones are human-made hormones formulated to be the exact chemical structure as the hormones created by the human body and have been shown to relieve the symptoms of hormone imbalance.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for men can take the form of patches, creams, pills, or pellets, all containing testosterone. Here at Vitality Integrative Wellness, we use pellets made of a customized compound of hormones created specifically for you after a complete physical, lab work-up, and consultation.

Men who have been treated with BHRT report benefits such as:

  • Increased energy
  • Improved mood
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Increased muscular strength
  • Return of sex drive and performance
  • Reduced body fat
  • Increased mental clarity and focus

Good health is critical to your quality of life. Don’t resign yourself to fatigue, low energy, and muscle weakness as a natural part of aging. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help bring your hormones back into balance and put the spring back in your step.

Schedule a consult with Vitality Integrative Wellness, and let our medical professionals design your customized wellness plan to get you moving with energy again!