Re-Stoke Your Fire! Hormone levels naturally drop as you age. But other physiological, environmental and lifestyle factors can contribute to their decline as well. Stress, in particular, can alter your hormonal levels and balances. Healthy male hormonal levels can often be restored and maintained through hormone replacement therapy. At Ageless Rx, hormone replacement therapy for men can help bring balance back to your body and re-energize your daily life.
Hormones are chemicals secreted from our endocrine glands directly into our bloodstreams. They send messages to our organs and tissues to perform specific tasks in order to maintain and optimize our physical, mental and emotional functions. Men’s major endocrine glands include the testes, the pituitary, the pineal, the thymus, the thyroid, the adrenals, and the pancreas. Proper hormonal levels and balances are critically important for our developmental, metabolic, sexual, reproductive, and cognitive health. Insufficient or excessive hormone levels can damage our health and lower our physical efficiency throughout our lives.
Hormone replacement therapy is a medical treatment to restore and balance hormone levels. Male hormone therapy typically adjusts levels of testosterone. Hormone therapy can be a helpful treatment for men with unnaturally low testosterone levels. The goal of testosterone treatment is to keep levels within normal ranges.
Testosterone is required for:
Male hormone replacement therapy can often boost energy, sharpen concentration, reduce fat, slow loss of muscle mass, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduce anxiety and depression, and increase sex drive. Recent medical research indicates hormone replacement therapy may in some cases also reduce men’s risks of heart disease and diabetes.
Low T can cause or contribute to many conditions that disrupt men’s lives and can affect their productivity, relationships, and sense of worth or self-identity. When a man has low levels of testosterone, he may experience any or all of the following:
Testosterone - The first hormone that comes to mind for males is testosterone. Low testosterone, or “Low T,” is a lower-than-normal level of the male hormone testosterone that can affect men in a variety of ways. It can also have a number of potential causes, including:
Advanced age is the most common reason for Low T. Most men begin to experience a decline in testosterone, even a gradual one, after age 30. Low T can sneak up on some men as they gradually decline, and then they accept their current health, performance, and stamina instead of demanding the same vitality that they had in their 20s.
At Ageless Rx, we use testosterone replacement therapy, supplements, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to increase testosterone levels. We customize the treatment and dose to each man’s individual needs based on lab results and symptoms. We only use bioidentical testosterone delivered via intramuscular injections, topical creams, patches, or pellets.
DHEA is a hormone secreted by nerve tissue and the adrenal glands. It is an endocrine precursor to other hormones (Testosterone, Progesterone, and Estrogen). This is one of our stress hormones and is a backup to the cortisol production in our bodies. DHEA levels fall with age but maintaining an optimal level supports the immune system and cardiovascular health and improves mood, sleep, and libido.
Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone synthesized from cholesterol and naturally found in the brain, gonads, and adrenal gland. It is the precursor to DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Pregnenolone is an imperative “brain-supporting” hormone that often decreases with age, leading to memory decline, mood changes, stress, and anxiety. Replenishing Pregnenolone levels can lead to improved stress, balanced mood, memory function, better sleep, and less anxiety.
Maintaining a proper ratio of Estrogen to Testosterone is essential for both desired effects of Testosterone replacement and cardiovascular health.
In some men, supplemental HGH may increase capacity for exercise, help build bone density and muscle mass, reduce fat and improve metabolism.
Hormone replacement therapy has boosted the health and happiness of hundreds of thousands of men. But it must be designed and administered by fully trained and highly experienced medical providers. Ageless Rx uses only bioidentical hormones that are identical to the hormones your body naturally produces. We use only the safest and most clinically proven hormones and protocols. At Ageless Rx, we’re up to the task and eager to help you.
Your first visit will include an appointment with our hormone specialist to discuss your symptoms and goals. Following the visit, a thorough bloodwork panel is drawn. Because we take a holistic approach to your hormones, we check any labs necessary to ensure our treatment plan is optimizing your overall health. Lab reviews are scheduled 7-10 days following the blood draw, at which time your treatment plan will be discussed and initiated as appropriate.
Testosterone has been associated with the growth of existing prostate cancer. Candidates for hormone replacement therapy must be carefully screened for prostate cancer and should undergo regular prostate exams while undergoing treatment. Side effects of male hormone replacement therapy can include fluid retention, acne, and increased urination. Among the more severe potential risks and side effects are:
Elevated red blood cell counts have been linked to muscle pain, hypertension, blurry vision, chest pain, and blood clots.
If your hormone therapy is prescribed for documentable medical reasons, your insurance may cover all or part of the costs of your treatment. Your provider’s staff should be happy to help you in filing all needed insurance authorization paperwork.
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