Natural Hormone Therapy for Andropause and Low T
Did you know that low testosterone, also called Low T, affects 4 to 5 million men in the United States? It’s true, and in addition to making you feel sluggish, depleting your libido and causing a loss in lean muscle mass, some severe cases of sudden or significant testosterone deficiency can lead to depression, which comes with its own terrible symptoms.
Low testosterone is no small matter. If you believe you are suffering from low T or any other hormone-related condition, you owe it to yourself and your health to learn about Natural Hormone Therapy for men.
Speak with your local Calgary Low T Specialist, Jeanette Queen for men. She will review your symptoms and your complete medical history to discover whether you are experiencing low testosterone, deficiency in another hormone such as estrogen or progesterone or another hormone-related condition altogether.
Conditions Treated By Natural Hormone Therapy For Men
Natural Hormone Therapy is used to treat many conditions in men. While many men seek Testosterone Hormone Therapy to treat low testosterone, other conditions that natural hormone therapy is commonly used to treat include andropause, hyperthyroidism, hyperthyroidism, adrenal fatigue and fibromyalgia, along with hormone-specific conditions such as estrogen dominance.
Conditions such as thyroid disorders are more commonly experienced by women, but men are subject to them as well. However, overwhelmingly the most common reasons that men seek out BHRT is to treat low testosterone and andropause.
Signs of Testosterone Deficiency and Andropause
- Symptoms Of Low Testosterone and Andropause
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Loss of Hair
- Loss of Muscle Mass
- Low Libido
- Mood Changes
- Weight Gain
Low T can occur for many reasons. Living a healthy lifestyle with proper diet, exercise and sleep is a great way to prevent low testosterone levels, but even if your lifestyle is in order there are still environmental and genetic factors that may simply be outside of your control.
Andropause is a separate condition involving low testosterone that is the result of natural hormone decline over time. After age 30, testosterone production in men’s bodies begins to decline at a rate of roughly 1% per year. After several of years of this natural decline, many of the symptoms of low testosterone seem to appear at once, causing physical and emotional stress.
Examples of Hormone of Hormone Imbalance In Men
The following are some examples of hormone imbalance that can contribute to symptoms:
Unlike women who experience a dramatic drop in progesterone and estrogens at menopause, men usually experience a gradual decline in testosterone. Because testosterone levels fall slowly over the years, symptoms often appear more gradually for men. That can make it more difficult to associate the symptom with hormone imbalance.
- The body converts testosterone into estradiol, a type of estrogen. When too much testosterone is converted into estradiol, symptoms of low testosterone such as decreased sex drive, breast enlargement, tiredness, and depression may result.
When levels of cortisol are too high, it can block the effects of other hormones. In men, high cortisol can block the effect of testosterone causing men to have symptoms of low testosterone when their testosterone levels are actually fine.
In-depth functional medicine assessments and hormone testing are important tools for uncovering imbalance.
Natural Hormone Therapy For Men
Whether your hormone deficiency or imbalance is caused by a stressful lifestyle, genetic factors or simply the natural aging process, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help supplement your body with the hormones it needs to return to optimal balance.
Natural Hormone Therapy uses bioidentical hormones to supplement your body with the hormones that it is no longer producing on its own. Bioidentical hormones are derived naturally from plants such as soy and yams, and they contain the exact chemical structure as the hormones naturally produced by your body. This is in direct opposition to the synthetic hormones used in regular hormone replacement therapy.
Synthetic hormones are not identical to those produced in your body—they contain modified chemical structures that allow the drug manufacturers to patent their chemicals. This is great for their profits, but not for your body! Many men find that bioidentical hormones are superior to the synthetic hormones used in regular, non-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Speak With A Local Calgary Low T Hormone Specialist
If you believe you may be suffering from a hormone imbalance or deficiency, contact your Calgary Low T Hormone Specialist, Jeanette Queen to schedule an initial consultation. Jeanette is well-versed in the signs and symptoms of hormone disorders in men, and they can help you find and treat the underlying cause of your symptoms.
Don’t go another day wondering what’s wrong and putting up with your symptoms. You deserve to feel better and to live a happy, healthy life.