Hormone Therapy for Men: How It Works

Feb 28 , 2024

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Hormone Therapy for Men: How It Works

Hormone Therapy

Aging leads to a decline in hormone production, causing physical and mental discomfort. However, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can restore your hormonal balance and alleviate your symptoms, improving your overall health. At Dr. Rogers Center, we provide BHRT therapy for patients experiencing hormone imbalances. BHRT treatments are administered by Dr. Tamyra L. Rogers, MD. She helps patients achieve a better quality of life by targeting the source of their symptoms.

How Does Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Work?

Bioidentical replacement hormone therapy (BHRT) uses hormones with an identical chemical structure to the hormones naturally produced by your body. Bioidentical hormones mimic sex hormones specifically, such as testosterone and estrogen. The hormones are derived from plants, rather than being produced in a laboratory. This makes it a low-risk treatment.

BHRT therapy is especially used to treat andropause (male menopause). Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can correct low testosterone levels to reduce a variety of symptoms, such as fatigue, decreased sex drive, and loss of muscle mass.

Before starting bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you will undergo blood tests to measure your hormone levels. Based on the results of your blood test, Dr. Rogers will create a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific hormonal needs.

BHRT Pellet Therapy

BHRT pellet therapy is a type of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) that uses small pellets to release testosterone. The pellets are inserted under the skin, in a fatty part of your body. These pellets contain bioidentical hormones, such as testosterone, and slowly release them into your body over several months. 

The pellets are typically inserted into the hip area under local anesthesia, and the procedure is quick and relatively painless. The pellets dissolve over time, releasing a consistent dose of hormones into the body. BHRT pellet therapy is considered a safe and effective alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy, which may involve synthetic hormones or higher doses of hormones.

How Many Therapy Sessions Will I Need?

The number of BHRT pellet sessions needed differs for each patient and depends on several factors, such as the type of hormones being used, the dosage, and the patient’s response to the treatment. 

BHRT pellet therapy involves several sessions per year, with most patients receiving two to four pellet insertions per year. The exact frequency of sessions will be determined by Dr. Rogers based on your specific needs and response to the treatment. We will monitor your hormones with regular blood tests to ensure the dosage and frequency of BHRT pellet sessions are appropriate for your individual needs.

Why Do Testosterone Levels Decline?

Testosterone plays a crucial role in maintaining certain bodily functions. Testosterone levels decrease due to aging, certain medical conditions, and lifestyle factors.

As men age, their testosterone levels naturally decline. This decline begins around the age of 30 and continues throughout their life. Testosterone levels may also decline due to a medical condition known as hypogonadism. Hypogonadism is a condition where your testicles do not produce enough testosterone. 

Your testosterone levels may also decline due to certain lifestyle factors, such as stress, lack of sleep, and poor diet. Additionally, some medications, such as opioids and corticosteroids, can also lower your testosterone levels. If you are experiencing any of the above conditions, visit us for a consultation so that we can determine whether you have a hormone imbalance.

How Do You Know If Your Testosterone Levels Are Low?

You may not know you have testosterone deficiency since the symptoms can be associated with other conditions. Fatigue, decreased sex drive, decreased muscle mass, and mood changes are common symptoms of low testosterone levels. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rogers to determine the underlying cause of your hormonal imbalance. She will develop a treatment plan to suit your unique needs.

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has a range of benefits for men. If you are frustrated with the symptoms of hormonal imbalances, you could experience the following benefits when you start your BHRT treatments:

Increased Energy and Stamina

Low testosterone levels often cause fatigue and decreased energy levels. Bioidentical hormone therapy can help increase energy levels and improve stamina.

Improved Mood 

Hormonal imbalances can affect your mood. If your hormones aren’t in balance, you may experience symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, for no apparent reason. Bioidentical hormone therapy can balance your hormones, so you can enjoy an improved mood and a greater sense of well-being.

Improved Sex Drive and Sexual Function

Testosterone is the primary hormone involved in sexual function. A testosterone deficiency can cause a decreased sex drive and poor sexual dysfunction. Bioidentical hormone therapy can benefit your sexual health in many ways.

Increased Muscle Mass

Testosterone plays an essential role in the development of muscle mass. When your testosterone levels are low, it can lead to decreased muscle mass. Bioidentical hormone therapy can help you increase your muscle mass and improve your strength.

Improved Bone Density

Testosterone is essential for developing bone mass. Low testosterone levels can lead to decreased bone density. This puts you at risk of developing osteoporosis. Bioidentical hormone therapy can improve your bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions. 

Schedule Your BHRT Therapy Today!

Hormone imbalances can severely disrupt your life, affecting sleep and relationships. At Dr. Rogers Centers, we offer a patient-centered approach to providing tailored treatment for hormone imbalances. We aim to address the issue proactively through low-risk treatments to improve your overall well-being. Dr. Rogers is committed to helping you regain balance and control of your life.

For more information on hormone pellet therapy, call us at (210) 495-2117 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.