Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is designed to combat low testosterone, especially in men over 30. It’s also known as natural hormone therapy because it uses real, bioidentical testosterone, not some synthesized product. The process offers myriad benefits for men suffering from decreasing testosterone.
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What Is Hormonal Imbalance?
A hormonal imbalance can occur at any point in a man’s life—even in his early 30s. Symptoms can be brought on by stress, an acute injury, illness, poor nutrition, inadequate exercise, and a host of other factors. Having too much or too little of just one hormone can have ramifications throughout the body, so it’s important to know the indicators of male hormone imbalance, such as low testosterone.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men?
The most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men are often disregarded until they impact quality of life so severely that treatment is aggressively sought out. A low level of testosterone in a man means more than just a low sex drive. Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes. Symptoms consistent with low testosterone and other cases of hormonal imbalance include:
• Low sex drive
• Loss of muscle mass
• Increased body fat (especially in the waist area)
• Decreased bone mass
• Mood changes
• Low mood
• Brain fog
• Elevated blood sugar
• High cholesterol and risks of using a synthesized drug.
What Are Hormones?
Produced within the body, hormones regulate many different systems involving reproduction, mood, bone density, cholesterol metabolism, weight, muscle-to-fat ratio, and more.
While our hormones can become unbalanced as we age, there are many other things can impact hormone balance in men. Our diet, consistently experiencing stress, living a sedentary lifestyle, genetic predisposition, and even some environmental factors can often impact hormonal balance.
Our method offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in the form of pellets from FDA-regulated compounding pharmacies. These pellets, which are the size of a grain of rice, are inserted subcutaneously in a quick procedure. The pellets will then dissolve and be absorbed into the body, providing consistent doses of hormone therapy for three to six months.
Excessive estrogen production in men can lead to a condition called gynecomastia, or the development of breasts. This frequently happens in men struggling with obesity because estrogen can be produced by fat cells, leading to a cycle of overproduction that can quickly become difficult to break if there isn’t a medical intervention. Sexual dysfunction is another common symptom.
A loss of libido is the most commonly reported emotional symptom of hormonal imbalance in men. Trouble thinking clearly, often called “brain fog,” is another common symptom. Irritability and mood swings are also frequently cited by patients. Chronic exhaustion, low mood, anxiousness, and mood swings may also be experienced by those with a hormone imbalance.
Similar to when a woman’s ovaries stop the production of hormones, andropause is when a man’s testosterone levels decrease. Hormonal imbalance in men can be brought on by andropause. Even the most common andropause symptoms can be life-altering. Andropause symptoms include low libido, decreased sexual function, and sleep disturbances. Anxiousness and low mood, which are often intolerable and tremendously reduce quality of life, are also male menopause symptoms
There are essentially two causes of low T: primary hypogonadism and secondary hypogonadism. Primary hypogonadism occurs when the testicles are injured and have not descended, or if one suffers from Klinefelter syndrome. Secondary hypogonadism is from pituitary disorders, medications, elevated blood sugar, and aging. Some of the signs of low T in men include low mood, decreased sex drive, and physical weakness.
Low T Level Symptoms
There are several different low T symptoms, and indicators of low T are not always obvious. Here are some common symptoms of testosterone deficiency:
- Low Energy
- Loss of Body Hair
- Loss of Muscle Mass and Strength
- Weak Bones
- Mood Swings
- Low Mood
- Hot Flashes
- Low Sex Drive
- Low Semen Volume
Restore Male Hormonal Balance with Testosterone BHRT Pellets
There are many symptoms of low testosterone for men beyond a low sex drive. A man with low testosterone levels may also suffer from chronic fatigue, loss of muscle mass, increased body fat, changes in mood, lower mental capacity, irritability, and brain fog. The BioTE method of pellet therapy uses bioidentical hormones. Many patients have reported that pellet therapy has restored their hormone balance and returned them to optimal health.
Restore Men Health with Testosterone Hormone Replacement
Bioidentical testosterone pellets release a consistent dose of testosterone. The BioTE® method of pellet therapy has been shown to help address patients’ health concerns in four weeks, and full hormone optimization can take up to six months. The symptoms of hormone imbalance are unpleasant, but testosterone pellet therapy may help!
Metabolic syndrome consists of several conditions that increase the risk of abnormal heart conditions, stroke, and elevated blood sugar. Metabolic syndrome symptoms include high blood pressure and high triglycerides.
There are few early male metabolic syndrome symptoms, but elevated blood sugar and high blood pressure are advanced metabolic syndrome symptoms in men.
Many sufferers of male metabolic syndrome symptoms have had little luck adapting their lifestyles to fight their condition. The recommended self-care of metabolic syndrome symptoms can involve physical exercise, dietary modification, blood glucose monitoring, quitting smoking, and anti-diabetic medication. If these remedies are not enough, BioTE Medical’s method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, may help alleviate metabolic syndrome symptoms in men.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that regulates many different metabolic processes throughout the body. The thyroid is just below the Adam’s apple and wraps around the trachea. Thyroid disorders affect the structure and function of the gland and can create thyroid symptoms. These disorders can be acute or chronic.
There are several kinds of thyroid disorders, including are hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiter, and thyroid nodules. The most common thyroid condition is hypothyroidism, which is when the thyroid produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormone. It can arise from issues within any part of the thyroid feedback loop, including the thyroid gland, pituitary gland, or hypothalamus. Hypothyroidism symptoms can include fatigue, poor concentration, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold, fluid retention, muscle aches, and low mood.
Emotional Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
Hyperthyroidism, a condition where the thyroid becomes overactive, and hypothyroidism, in which the thyroid is underactive, can both cause anxiousness, moodiness, and panic attacks. Imbalances in the body’s stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol can cause a variety of emotional symptoms including low mood, anxiousness, moodiness, jitteriness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.
The Mental Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
There are many mental symptoms of hormone imbalance. When the thyroid is overactive or underactive, or there are imbalances in a man’s stress hormones—adrenaline and cortisol—he can suffer from anxiousness, sleeplessness, moodiness, low mood, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. The BioTE method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may help to address these concerns.
There are three common paths when choosing any course of medical treatment for a hormonal imbalance in men. The first is doing nothing to solve your patient’s problems and hoping that they will feel better. The second is going the conventional medicine route prescribing medication after medication after medication to try and treat their symptoms. The third is to consider the perspective of preventative medicine by optimizing hormones with the BioTE® method.
Hormone therapy for men has been a common practice to cope with symptoms of aging for decades. Male bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may help men feel like themselves again. It may also help men who have always suffered from unbalanced hormones feel like themselves for the first time. Male hormone replacement may also be able to lower the severity of ailments not directly associated with reproductive symptoms.
Bioidentical hormones are identical to those present in the human body, and closely resemble the molecular structure of human hormones.
Hormone therapy for men can take the form of patches, creams, pills, or pellets, all containing testosterone. The BioTE method of bioidentical hormone replacement for men uses pellets and may be able to help with many different symptoms commonly associated with hormonal imbalance.
Bioidentical hormone replacement for men may help any man whose hormones are out of balance. Hormone imbalance frequently occurs as we age. However, there are instances like hypogonadism that can occur at any age.
Pellets are made of custom compounded hormones and binders. The hormones are compounded in the U.S. Our outsourcing facilities are held to strict standards, and each lot of pellets manufactured is tested for potency, sterility, and endotoxins to ensure the best pellet therapy for men to help their hormone optimization.
The goal of hormone optimization therapy is to provide patients with an enhanced sense of well-being. This could mean a return to the balance they once knew, or it could also mean providing a balance never felt by the patient before. In addition to feeling great, balancing male hormones may be able to help reduce the risk of certain concerns connected to hormone health.
While everyone’s results are different, the process for considering, getting, monitoring, and continuing with BHRT is typically the same with most patients. The first appointment will involve extensive hormone testing. The next appointment will be to review the patient’s test results, then, if the provider finds that the patient’s hormone levels are unbalanced, the hormone pellet insertion can be performed during that visit. The next round of BHRT pellets will be inserted in three to six months, depending on a variety of factors that determine absorption rates and needs as every patient’s path to balancing hormones in men is unique to them.
Possible Pellet Therapy Benefits
Our research has shown, hormone replacement therapy may help relieve the symptoms of a hormone imbalance in men, including fatigue, sleep issues, weight gain, brain fog, decreased sexual performance, low mood, anxiousness, and more.
Physical Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
The physical benefits a patient can get from the BioTE method of hormone replacement therapy depends on their individual needs. Some of the physical benefits men typically report experiencing as a result of testosterone treatments include increased lean muscle mass and tone, bone strength, thicker hair, improved focus and memory, increased energy and stamina, and even improved mood.
How to Get Started with Bioidentical Hormone Balance Therapy
First, a patient can find a certified BioTE provider near them. If their health-care provider is not listed, they can nominate a provider to become certified. Next, they schedule an office visit to test current hormone levels. Based on a comprehensive consultation and extensive lab work, providers will determine candidacy through the BioTE method. Patients will schedule a quick follow-up appointment to review their results and for pellet therapy insertion.
What Is the Process of Pellet Insertion Like?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using pellets involves an in-office pellet insertion, designed to be as comfortable as possible. But before prescribing pellet therapy, our provider will run a full panel of blood tests to confirm that a patient is suffering from any symptoms of hormone imbalance. Following these tests, a provider will customize pellet therapy for the patient and isolate an area for subcutaneous insertion. A pellet is inserted into a tiny incision and covered. These pellets then are absorbed into the body, providing consistent relief from male hormonal imbalance.