Testosterone Replacement Therapy

As aging occurs, the hormonal system becomes less efficient and more imbalanced, generally leading to changes such as female menopause and male andropause. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a process that restores the body’s hormone balance using the body’s natural hormones. A tremendous body of scientific literature supports the use of bio-identical hormones as a safe and effective way to support health and the aging process. 

Starting in a man’s thirties, he begins to lose around 10% of his overall testosterone per decade. When men hit the mid to late forties or early fifties, their testosterone levels can take a steep decline. While this decline is more gradual than what women experience during menopause, it can still create a multitude of symptoms that can disrupt daily life. When testosterone takes a steep drop, the syndrome known as andropause begins.

During andropause, men can begin to feel physically and emotionally different. Men may begin to notice that workouts do not produce the same results they once did, and fat may begin to accumulate around the middle. Other symptoms can include a decreased sex drive, low libido, insomnia, hair loss, fatigue, mood changes, or erectile dysfunction. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can improve many of these symptoms, and some of these benefits may include:

Benefits of BHRT in men:

Improved Energy Levels

Testosterone is one of the most important hormones for energy. It helps the body to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the body’s tissues, and it helps metabolism to function in a healthy way.

Improved Memory and Concentration

Hormones affect brain chemistry and function and can help the cells to function at optimal levels.

Better Sleep

The body’s internal clock that is responsible for setting sleeping cycles and other internal cycles is located in the hypothalamus. This gland is regulated by signals from hormones that help it to function properly, and when hormones are balanced, it can set healthy sleeping cycles.

Increased Muscle Mass and Strength

Muscle is formed from red blood cells, which are formed with the help of adequate testosterone. During andropause, on average men lose around 12-15 pounds of muscle mass. Bio-identical testosterone can help to prevent this loss of muscle and help in building more.

Higher Libido and Sexual Function

Sex hormones, such as testosterone, govern sexual function and desire. When testosterone is deficient, libido can decline, and men can feel uninterested in sexual activity. Having healthy levels of testosterone can restore libido and improve intimate relationships.

More Fat Loss

As middle age approaches, fat can begin to accumulate around the middle. Maintaining muscle mass from adequate supplies of testosterone can help the body to burn fat and increase metabolism.

Hair Re-Growth on Scalp

Low levels of testosterone can cause an increase in another form of testosterone that causes hair follicles to die away and stop producing hair. When the deficient testosterone is supplemented, the other form of testosterone will stop killing hair follicles, which may cause hair to regrow.

Healthier Bones

Balanced hormones help the bones to absorb adequate amounts of minerals and vitamin D to maintain health. Supplementing Bio-identical hormones to correct imbalances can help the bones to effectively take in the nutrients needed for maintaining strength.

Decreased Joint Pain and Muscle Aches

Testosterone and cortisol are intimately related, and when testosterone is imbalanced, cortisol levels can decline. Cortisol is a steroid hormone that decreases inflammation, and if it remains imbalanced, it can stop its anti-inflammatory affects to produce joint pain and muscle aches.

Protects Against Heart Disease

Maintaining hormonal balance can protect the body from developing heart disease. While lifestyle choices are a key factor in having a healthy heart, hormones help blood to flow smoothly and metabolic functions to stay balanced, which can decrease the workload on the heart to protect it from forming plaque and hypertension.

The physicians at Evergreen Clinic have helped a large number of men to decrease the effects of andropause and overcome their symptoms related to hormone imbalances. Men have been able to look and feel great while transitioning into a different phase of life. Thousands of men have increased their vitality and reignited their zest for life with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

At Evergreen we are very careful to test your hormone levels accurately and follow strict laboratory and clinical guidelines to ensure safe and balanced dosing to minimize side effects and health risks.  Testosterone pellet therapy, creams , gels and injection therapy are offered.