To function properly and thrive, the body naturally produces many different hormones. As you age, we see a decline in many of these hormones that can be reversed by replenishing them. This can be reversed with hormone replacement therapy. You may be wondering what is hormone replacement therapy or Testosterone Treatment? Well, we believe in balancing your overall hormonal state to achieve optimal health. Bio-identical hormones are hormones that have the exact same structures as the ones your body produces naturally. Conventional patented drugs, synthetic hormones or bio-similar hormones will have an altered molecular structure allowing them to be patented since you cannot patent the natural hormone structure in our bodies. Bio-identical hormones are identical, molecule for molecule, to a human hormone and are developed in a compounding pharmacy. This allows for the advance of many treatment options to be created.
Every person has a unique symphony of hormones and circumstances when their body gets out of tune. A males testosterone peaks at age 19 and typically decreases between 1-2% per year thereafter. At the same time that the decrease in testosterone starts becoming noticeable for men, there estrogen levels also start decreasing. There are three types of Estrogen (Estrone, Estriol and Estradiol) and Estradiol is the most important in contributing to the feelings of low testosterone and requiring testosterone treatment. In some men, supplemental testosterone can also convert some of your testosterone to Estradiol so it is critical to work with an experienced team that will manage your overall endocrine system and keep your Estradiol level under a specific ratio to your Total Testosterone levels. Aromatase Inhibitors, or AIs, can be prescribed by an experienced physician to optimize and balance your Estradiol in relation to your testosterone levels. It is critical to do this by symptom and test results as you never want to shut down your estrogen levels by indiscriminately taking an AI like Anastrazole, Arimidex or Aromasin, as is often suggested by the “Bro Science” experts found in gyms.
Diagnosing and prescribing for each individual requires understanding your unique needs and working with a compounding pharmacy to develop a program and prescribe specific hormone replacement therapy drugs for each individual. Your physician will look at your exams, tests and symptoms and develop a customized treatment program just for you. Your program will never be a one size fits all approach and our hormone replacement therapy doctors will continually check your hormone levels to ensure your health and path back to feeling the way you remember.
Testosterone therapy and male hormone replacement therapy includes several different prescription options for the delivery of your customized treatment. These options could include pills, self-injections, creams, gels, patches and pellets. You and your physician will make a decision regarding your hormone replacement therapy and testosterone treatment plan based on your symptoms and imbalance and personal preferences. Testosterone, in particular, is often administered through self-injections, creams and gels.
Hormones we often prescribe for our patients include Testosterone Gels, Testosterone Creams, Intramuscular Testosterone Injections, Subcutaneous Testosterone Injections, Estrogen, Estrogen blockers, HGH, Sermorelin, HCG, DHT, DHEA, Thyroid medications, progesterone and other hormone options.
Contact us today to discuss your symptoms and history and learn about our process. Set up your first consultation and see what treatment option is right for you.