Millions of men worldwide suffer from symptoms related to decreased production of testosterone hormone. This hormone is a most important in males as it is responsible for everything related to a male. From muscle skeletal functions, sexual and reproductive functions, to so called ‘male brain’, testosterone is what men’s bodies rely on to function. Lack of this hormone can cause symptoms like:
BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) will provide a solution by replenishing missing hormone quantities, which in turn will stop the Andropause (male menopause) symptoms and in certain areas it will reverse the damage. This will allow the man to get ‘their lives back’ and regain confidence. Bioidentical hormones are easily accepted by the body as their chemical structure is the same as naturally occurring testosterone.
There are other hormones in men’s endocrine system which will affect vital functions when their levels go down. BHRT requires testing to discover current hormone levels in every patient. This is necessary to prescribe a correct dose and composition of hormones, which will be different for every man.
Around the age of 40 women go into a menopause causes by decreased production of essential hormones. Andropause (man-opause) affects men in similar way but men’s bodies rely on a different set of hormones. Still the depleted testosterone levels will cause a number of symptoms which look similar to what women experience during menopause. It happens in a different way, not as sudden as in women, men go through steady decline.
Officially the term andropause has not been medically classified by World Health Organisation, but the symptoms are well known and show up in medical classification. Hormone therapy restores correct levels of hormones taking into account many factors.
Many authorities on the subject agree that andropause affecting middle-aged men is under-diagnosed, consequences of this can be serious especially for mentally affected patients with depression symptoms.
When individually prescribed medication consist of few types of hormones, a specialist pharmacy will prepare this hormone ‘cocktail’ for a specific patient. Those doses in such combination are otherwise not available commercially as every prescription is different.
Hormone therapy side effects are continuously evaluated and studied. Most problematic cases had incorrect dose prescribed or have been wrongly diagnosed. There have been some issues with wrong diagnosis, patient has to provide full medical history for the doctor to review, so the correct course of treatment is created.
In most of cases the therapy requires a patient to change certain habits like drinking, smoking and poor eating habits. Fitness also plays a vital role in success of the therapy. Diet, exercise and BHRT are mutually supportive. You will see better results faster this way and you will decrease tha risk of any possible complications. Your doctor will guide you through every step.
Every organism needs constant supply of micro nutrients which are the cellular building blocks. Healthy food will provide most of the nutrients needed by your body, the rest will come in a form of supplements. Hormones regulate almost every function in our bodies, they rely on specific chemicals to function properly. Healthy diet and proper nutrition support endocrine balance restoration.