Throughout the aging process, our bodies change and we develop certain deficiencies that occur due to life changes and genetics. We develop various chronic or persistent symptoms that we put off to “old age” when in fact these conditions are a result of over/under glandular activity. Hormones decline as we age; bioidentical hormone therapy replaces the hormones that your body needs to function. Bioidentical hormones are molecule-by-molecule, exactly the same as the hormones present in the human body.
With men, the testes produce nearly 95% of all male testosterone. The balance is supplied by the adrenal glands. The brain produces the pituitary hormones follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) which trigger hormone production from the testes. The lower testosterone levels affect bone density, muscle strength, body composition, and sex drive. Imbalances between testosterone in relation to estrogen contributes to prostrate problems in men and when these hormones are out of balance, these imbalanced interactions provoke a wide variety of symptoms as mentioned above. HRT is not medically advised for all men so it is crucial that the decision be made on an individual basis after a complete review and consultation of your medical history.
In recent years the dynamic of replacing and correcting hormonal levels in men have allowed us to further understand the inter-relationship of various disorders and the important role that hormones play in correcting various physical disorders. New combination therapy that utilizes natural supplements in conjunction with HRT have proven effective for sleep, anxiety, and chronic fatigue disorders. These natural replacements now allow us to treat the disorder rather than mask the symptoms through prescription medications.