Many people assume that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a treatment just for women who have reached menopause, but hormone imbalances can affect men as well. These hormonal imbalances can cause a variety of symptoms that may impact the quality of your life, including erectile dysfunction, muscle atrophy, weight gain, hair loss, and depression. Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help stabilize and optimize your hormone levels and treat the signs of symptoms of hormonal imbalances. At GameDay Men’s Health, we offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help men tackle the symptoms of andropause (male menopause) low testosterone, HGH deficiencies, and other hormonal imbalances. Contact our office in Carlsbad today to learn more!
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?
Bioidentical hormones are easily metabolized and incorporated into your body because they precisely match the natural substances your body produces. Bio-identical male hormones are made from plants such as soy or wild yam, which are used to formulate compounds of an identical structure to the natural hormones found in your body.
Depending on the problem being treated, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be administered in tablet, patch, or pellet form, as well as in gels, creams, or via injection. At GameDay Men’s Health, we primarily administer our bioidentical hormones through injection and will train you to self-administer your hormones, if you are interested in completing your treatment in the comfort of your home.
Bioidentical hormones vs. Synthetic hormones
Synthetic hormones are made from animal and plant extracts, so although they are natural in origin, they are not formulated to be identical to an individual’s own hormones. Some artificially synthesized hormones contain chemical additives, which can cause unpleasant side effects, that may be worse than the symptoms of andropause.
Your body chemistry is delicately balanced and complex. Synthetic hormones are often viewed as a ‘one size fits all’ solution to the problem of hormone imbalance, rather than being tailored to fit an individual’s needs. Because bioidentical hormones match the chemical structure and function of your naturally occurring hormones, they provide a safe, effective, natural treatment option for hormone replacement therapy.
How does bio-identical hormone replacement therapy work?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is usually offered in combination with other treatments, including customized nutrition and fitness plans, sleep counseling, and other wellness treatments. At GameDay Men’s Health, we tailor each of our hormone replacement programs to address your individual needs and will discuss in detail any concerns you may have. The treatment is designed to gradually and sympathetically re-balance and optimize your natural hormone levels, allowing you to reclaim your life and be at the top of your game.
Prior to beginning your hormone replacement therapy, a member of our highly- trained medical team will review your medical symptoms and perform a quick blood test in our in-office lab. Your results will be reviewed with you and provide a customized treatment plan to meet your individual needs.
Regular check-ins will be carried out during the treatment program to monitor your progress.
The aging process needs no longer be traumatic or uncomfortable process thanks to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. If you are suffering from the symptoms of andropause, low testosterone, HGH deficiency, or other hormonal imbalance, the expert team at GameDay Men’s Health is here to help! Contact us today to schedule your consultation!