Growing older is hard enough for men without having to needlessly experience a decreased enjoyment of life. Natural processes occur as we age and mature, and our bodies change, too – certain deficiencies will happen because of changes in our metabolism (and due to genetic precursors). Various chronic or persistent symptoms arise that we attribute to “old age” – when, in fact, these conditions and symptom results are caused by over/under glandular activity and as our body’s hormone levels decline. You can replace the hormones that your body requires to function properly, and we’ll map out a hormone therapy plan specifically tailored for you. We utilize and recommend natural hormones that are bio-identical (exact in composition) to those that your body had in “full supply” when you were younger.
In men, the testes produce nearly 95% of all male testosterone. The hormonal balance is supplied by the adrenal glands. The brain produces the pituitary hormones, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) that trigger hormone production from the testes. As we grow older, testosterone levels fall and estrogen levels tend to rise. Lower testosterone levels affect libido, bone density, muscle strength or diminished muscle tone, body composition (including weight gain), and can cause irritability, anxiety, sleep loss, chronic fatigue, and even a man’s sex drive. Imbalances between testosterone in relation to estrogen contributes to prostate problems in men and when these hormones are out of balance, these imbalanced interactions provoke a wide variety of symptoms as mentioned above. HRT is not medically-advised for all men, so it is crucial that the decision be made on an individual basis after a complete review and consultation of your medical history.
In recent years, the dynamic of replacing and correcting hormonal levels in men have allowed us to further understand the delicate inter-relationship between hormones and various conditions, and the important role that hormones play to alleviate or correct various physical disorders. New, combination therapies that utilize natural supplements in conjunction with HRT, have proven effective. The use of natural supplements now allows us to treat a disorder rather than to simply mask the symptoms through the use of prescription-only medications.
At VIP Aesthetics we will tailor an HRT plan for you. Our key goal is to treat each patient as an individual, and the Doctor will consult with you to discuss the plan that’s right for you.