Androse and HRT: Men’s Health

Androse and HRT: Men’s Health

 

As men grow older, levels of free testosterone decrease and estrogen levels increase. In fact, the average 60-year old male has more circulating estrogen in his blood stream than the average 60-year old female! As if the decline in testosteron weren’t problematic enough, new research has shown that even small increases in estrogen may have detrimental effects on men’s cardiovascular health.

 

What is Andropause?

Andropause arrives in a man’s life when there is a drastic drop in hormone levels. Although total testosterone may not drop drastically, free testosterone, or the active form of testosterone, drops significantly with age. When levels of testosteron fall, the condition is called hypogonadism (hypo=low, gonad=testis). This age-related decline in free testosterone levels may result in diminishing energy, reduced libido, decreasing muscle mass, abdominal weight gain, depression, reduced cognitive function, and an increased risk of Heart Disease.

 

What is HRT and Testosterone Replacement?

Testosterone therapy for men is based on personal hormone test results to determine the testosterone dosage that fits the needs of the person. No two people are alike, and hormone needs differ from person to person. A  Hormone Replacement (HRT) program that includes Testosterone actually helps address the cause of the problem… not just the side-effects, while offering a combination of additional longer-term health benefits.

 

Are there any side effects?

Before testosteron replacement is initiated, your healthcare practitioner should order a PSA (prostate specific antigen) test, DHT (dihydrotestosterone) test, and Estradiol level test. All drugs taken in non-physiological doses have the potential to present adverse side effects. Talk to your healthcare practitioner or pharmacist for more information.

 

The Symptoms: Are You In Need?

Evaluate your hormone health. Have you regularly experienced, or are you currently experiencing:

 Decreased Erections  Depression
 Decreased Mental Ability  Decreased Libido
 Prostate Problems  Thinning Hair
 Decreased Muscle Mass  Insulin Resistance
 Increased Abdominal Fat  Anxiety
 Decreased Urine Flow  Acne/Oily Skin
 Increased Urinary Urge  Irritability
 Decreased Stamina  Bone Loss
 Decreased Flexibility  Aches & Pains
 Fatigue/Exhaustion  High Cholesterol
 Sleep Disturbances  Aggression
 Burned-Out Feeling  Arthritis
 Foggy Thinking  Night Sweats
 Elevated Triglycerides  Heart Palpitations
 Headaches  Nervousness

 

The Next Step:

If you experience two or more of these symptoms, you may suffer from Andropause. A BHRT program that includes Testosterone and/or DHEA has been shows to help relieve these symptoms, restore vitality, and aid in prevention of certain diseases. It starts with either a blood or saliva test to pinpoint your hormone levels, and a conversation about the dosage form that fits your lifestyle.

Want to Learn More About Andropause & HRT?

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