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A Solution to Andropause

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
 

One subject that is often overlooked amongst both men and women is that of andropause.
As men age their testosterone levels drop and over time, begin to deplete. It’s a process that we may or may not be familiar with, but it is uncommonly discussed when compared to that of menopause. Usually the condition – also known as “Low T” – does not present itself with as severe of symptoms as menopause does. This is because its effects are slower and more gradual than those which present in menopause, which takes place in only a few years’ time.

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Low T, or andropause, makes itself known by loss of vigor, muscle mass, restless sleep, moodiness and, often most notably, loss of sex drive or ability to partake in sexual activity. The process typically takes place over a 10- to 20-year period which can make it difficult to diagnose or treat.

In the past, andropause has been overlooked or dismissed. However, recent studies have shown that low testosterone levels in men have become increasingly more reported and the results, to a degree, can be comparable to estrogen imbalances in women. Men and women want to live life to its fullest as they age, and fortunately there is a way to maintain energy levels once hormones begin to change. Men, like women, have been discovering improved vitality through the use of hormone pellets. These pellets have been proven to be a relatively safe and easy way to reverse aging effects. Weight loss, regained energy, mood elevation and stronger sex drives have resulted from the usage of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

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In the past, there has been some debate on hormone therapies. However, many of these perils respond to usage of synthetic forms of oral testosterone and have not been linked directly with the use of bioidentical hormones – which are derived from a plant base and are developed to be chemically identical to those that the human body produces naturally.

Using transdermal, or under the skin deposits, reduces and even eliminates some of the health risks associated with other forms of hormonal replacement. These methods can provide a safe and efficient way of delivering necessary hormones to both men and women.

Before receiving supplements, it is important to gather as much information on hormone replacement therapy. It is advisable to speak with your doctor or medical professional in order to ensure that the BHRT process is a match for your needs. In order to determine if BHRT is right for you, a preliminary consultation and blood work should be provided for proper evaluation prior to scheduling a second appointment for the insertion of pellets. The procedure is painless and only takes a few minutes, with benefits that last up to 4-6 months.

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The doctor and medical professionals at The Balanced Woman are available and happy to assist with any questions you may have about BHRT. Our office located in Ardmore Pennsylvania is easily accessible from Philadelphia and serves patients from the New York Metropolitan area as well.

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Right For You? 

In each stage of our lives, we face difficulties within our bodies. As we age, we become more susceptible to health risks and challenges. Because of this, it is essential for us to be aware of our bodies’ needs. One particular issue for both women and men revolves around the decline of hormone levels. When we reach a stage of menopause and andropause, the effects of our decreased hormone levels are ever more prevalent.

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For men, andropause symptoms may include: Irritability, fatigue, insomnia, decreased sex-drive, depression, confusion and a drop in cognitive function, heart disease, muscle loss, and more.

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For women, menopause symptoms are better known and may include: Weight gain, depression, hot flashes, insomnia, loss of energy, depression, anxiety, mood swings, vaginal dryness, headaches, night sweats, etc.

So how do we increase hormone levels when we are facing such aggravating symptoms?

In recent years, there has been an increase in popularity for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Hormone replacement therapy is commonly provided through bioidentical hormone pellet supplements that are injected into an area of fat, typically in the abdomen region. Bioidentical hormone pellets are a type of HRT that are more natural and healthy for the body than certain synthetic drugs which have been known to improve hormone performance. Initially, bioidentical pellets were created from yams and soy but in recent years, due to the demand for mass production, there have been lab advancements aiding the delivery of pellets to the health market. Bioidentical hormones are created to match the same hormone chemicals that our bodies create.

Health benefits from bioidentical hormones have been widely reported and show improvement in weight loss, energy and mood levels, skin, hair and nail growth, sex drive, sleep, amongst many others. These effects can last up to four months.

Hormone levels are known to peak in our late 20s and early 30s. Due to this fact, HRT is not only used for those undergoing menopause and andropause. In many cases, women and men in their mid 30s require supplemental boosts in progesterone, estrogen or testosterone.

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HRT has held popularity in California and the West Coast but in recent years, it has been making its way across the nation and growing in recognition. For those on the East Coast, it has been gaining favor in the New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and D.C. regions. While it is still difficult to find professionals who specialize in this area, men and women are urged to speak to their gynecologists or general practitioners to learn where they can seek services and treatment.

Often, many of us who are undergoing symptoms of hormone deficiencies aren’t aware of the source. This is why it is important to speak with a specialist to determine whether your hormone levels are balanced or require attention. Do your research. Informative websites like menaupause.org or womens-health-concern.org may be helpful in getting you started. But regular visits with a doctor will directly address your concerns and find a healthy solution for you.

Achieving a balanced body and satisfying its fundamental needs is not only crucial to our overall health but to our happiness as well.

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