BHRT for Men
Hormone imbalances and deficiencies in men may be more common than you think. Low testosterone reportedly affects 4–5 million men in the US alone, but men may be less likely to discuss their symptoms than women. Jackson Hole, Wyoming testosterone doctor Jonathan Figg, MD provides bioidentical hormones to help men regain the energy and vitality lost due to hormone imbalance.
Low testosterone and hormone fluctuations, while uncomfortable, are nothing too be ashamed of. There are many causes for hormone imbalances and low testosterone in men. Some factors may be genetic while others are related to stressful lifestyles and work habits. No matter the cause, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can help to boost your testosterone back to healthy amounts and get you back to feeling like yourself again.
BHRT is a natural hormone replacement solution created using hormones derived from plant matter that are an exact match to the hormones your body naturally produces. Bioidentical hormones are a convenient option for many men because they are available in many forms, such as creams or gels.
To learn more about Bioidentical Hormones for men, contact Dr. Figg of Grand Teton Health.
Symptoms of Declining Testosterone
After age 30, testosterone production in men begins declining at a rate of roughly 1% per year. Because of this gradual decrease, symptoms often appear slowly overtime. However, many men will suddenly become aware of multiple symptoms all at once. Below are some of the common symptoms that you may be experiencing:
Fatigue: Testosterone does a lot of work to regulate your sleep cycles and keep your metabolism running efficiently. Feeling sluggish and a loss of energy is a common sign of testosterone decline.
Sexual Dysfunction: Testosterone is a critical component of a man’s sex drive, which means that a loss in testosterone can result in devastating symptoms. Low libido and erectile dysfunction are common symptoms of low testosterone, as well as other conditions that result in an unsatisfying sexual experience.
Weight Gain / Muscle Loss: Gaining weight while losing muscle mass is a dreaded combination. This can happen because of dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes, but in conjunction with other symptoms these are potential indicators of hormone decline.
Changing Moods: Whether your sunny disposition has become darker or you are experiencing sudden and erratic mood fluctuations, your hormones may be to blame.
Benefits of BHRT for Men
- Increased sex drive
- Increased muscle mass
- Greater bone density
- Improved strength
- Decreased body fat
- Improved and stabilized moods
- Better sleep
- Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s
- Improved blood pressure
- Decrease in erectile dysfunction
- Greater energy
Decreased gynecomastia (i.e., male breasts)
Improved cognition and memory
Better blood-sugar regulation
Decreased risk of diabetes