MyT | for Men
Men Need Hormones Too
Hormonal needs for men have received national media attention. But only marginal treatment options are available—which can be expensive, require daily consumption and in many cases, need to be carefully timed with their partner’sdesire for sexual activity and pleasure. Every man experiences a gradual decline in hormone production as he ages. Beginning at age 30, his body manufactures less and less testosterone. He loses approximately 1-2 percent per year until sometime between 40 and 55, his testosterone levels drop dramatically and signal the onset of andropause—themedical term for the male equivalent of menopause. When this happens, he often finds himself lacking in sexual desire, gaining weight, losing muscle mass and feeling sluggish, depressed and irritable. Yet most men believe they have to tough out these symptoms as part of “getting older.” Hormone replacement therapy has changed all that. Now a man can feel healthy, sexual, and look his best throughout his entire lifetime. This remarkably simple, hassle-free therapy can return you to the balance and well being of healthy hormone levels. It can change the way you live your life!
Results May Vary: Causes for being overweight or obese vary from person to person. Whether genetic or environmental, it should be noted that food intake, rates of metabolism and levels of exercise and physical exertion vary from person to person. This means weight loss results will also vary from person to person.
Tell me more about testosterone…
Testosterone is central to a man’s well-being. Without it, fatigue, anxiety, depression, loss of mental clarity and libido occur. Furthermore, a deficiency in testosterone may lead to prostate problems, poor sexual performance, loss of muscle tone and mass and the potential to develop osteoporosis.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is the most convenient and effective method of hormone replacement available. It has been thoroughly documented and researched in medical journals since 1939 and involves the simple and painless insertion of a hormone pellet under the skin, or a small injection of testosterone into the muscle. With these two types of testosterone treatments a steady ,low dose of natural hormone flows directly into the blood stream whenever the body needs it. This gives a man’s body the ability to control the release of hormone just as it did prior to andropause.
What can hormone replacement do for me?
Hormone replacement has helped thousands of men achieve the natural, healthy balance of hormones their bodies need to maintain optimum well-being. Our patients report that they feelfantastic again! Some of the benefits include:
- Enhancement of libido and/or increased sexual desire
- An increase in lean body mass and a decrease in body fat
- Greater capacity for getting in shape
- Reduced fatigue and increased energy levels
- Consistency in moods—reduction in feelings of anger, nervousness and irritability
- Relief from anxiety and depress
- Increased energy, focus, mental clarity, and concentration
- Improved memory
- Increased sense of overall well-being
Are there any side effects or complications?
Side effects are rare, but may include decreased sperm count, decreased testicular mass and possible prostate enlargement. These side effects occur much more frequently with the use of synthetic replacement therapy.
What’s my first step?
Schedule an initial consultation with an InShapeMD medical doctor or nurse practitioner. At your appointment, you will review your current hormone levels, symptoms, lifestyle, and the best course of treatment. Find your local In Shape MD location by clicking the button below: