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Hormone Replacement 

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Hormone Replacement for Men

The production of hormones, particularly testosterone, declines in men as they enter middle age. Testosterone has profound effects throughout the body and the receptors are found in virtually all body tissues. 

This decrease of testosterone triggers an onslaught of other hormonal imbalances that might be mild, but in many cases, can be severe and decrease quality of life. 

Some of the problems that can arise from hormonal imbalances include:

  • Depression

  • Erectile Disfunction

  • Fatigue

  • Gynecomastia

  • Hair loss

  • Irritability

  • Low Sex Drive

  • Memory Loss

  • Night Sweats

  • Urinary Problems

  • Weight Gain

The good news is those hormone deficiencies and imbalances are often correctable using hormone replacement therapy. HRT for men is a safe and effective way to combat andropause, also called male menopause, symptoms. Contact us to meet our staff and get started by watching one of Dr. Oganwu's webinars or by taking advantage of your free 15-minute discovery call. 

What Are the Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men?

Many men treated with hormone replacement therapy not only experience relief from the symptoms of hormone imbalance but also are happier and live a more fulfilling life. Male testosterone is also now recognized as playing an important role in preventing and treating depression.

Some of the commonly reported benefits of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) include:

  • Maintain reproductive tissues

  • Stimulate sperm production

  • Protect and control sexual function (decrease risk of ED)

  • Increase muscle mass

  • Increase strength

  • Reduce body fat

  • Maintain bone strength

  • Decrease risk of heart disease, diabetes, fatigue, depression, and anxiety

Why Do Male Hormones Decline?

As men age, the amount of testosterone available drastically reduces. This change alters the ratio of testosterone and estrogen in the body. Low testosterone levels lead to an increase in abdominal fat, which causes an increase in the supply of aromatase, which produces additional conversion of testosterone into estrogen, which further reduces testosterone and increases the body’s tendency to store fat on the abdomen. All of these compounds other hormone-related symptoms of andropause such as fatigue, gynecomastia, and lethargy related to depression.

Alleviate Unpleasant Symptoms of Male Menopause*

Testosterone replacement therapy may provide relief from the unpleasant symptoms of getting older and has additional positive effects as well. According to a study performed by researchers from the Centre for Men’s Health and University College Hospital, men who underwent testosterone therapy experienced drastic relief in male menopause systems such as impaired memory, joint pains, loss of libido, and low energy. Some were even reported to have seen blood platelet count rise.

At Healthier Shape our male HRT clients see improved cholesterol and blood sugar levels as well as reporting better memory and emotional states. Natural testosterone may help keep red blood cell count high, decrease fat, and strengthen your bone density.

 

Hormone Replacement for Woman

 

As we age, changes occur that cause hormone imbalance. The symptoms of hormone deficiency and imbalance during menopause can include:

  • Depression

  • Hot flashes

  • Night sweats

  • Mood swings

  • Low sex drive

  • Muscle mass loss

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Endometriosis

  • PMS Irritability

  • Uterine fibroids

  • Weight gain

  • Insomnia

  • Heart flutters

  • Memory Loss

  • Vaginal Dryness

We can help you feel better, look better, and live an overall healthier and more fulfilling life with Hormone Replacement Therapy. (HRT)

The good news is that hormone deficiency and imbalances are usually able to be fixed using hormone replacement therapy. 

Why Do Female Hormones Decline?

There are many reasons for the decline in hormones. Estrogen is produced in a woman’s ovaries, and this production declines as menopause begins. Estrogen replacement therapy is the administration of estrogen to return the levels to normal when your body is not producing enough. 

The Possibility of Slowing Down Aging

Hormone replacement therapy for women can provide relief from the unpleasant daily symptoms of menopause as well as the long-term health issues that many postmenopausal women face. According to a Journal of American Medicine report, estrogen replacement begun in the early stages of menopause and continued late into life is associated with the protection of bone density and is reported to improve some arthritic conditions.

Is HRT Right for Me?

We believe that thorough testing, along with a physical examination, is the first step in detecting a hormonal imbalance. We recognize that each patient is unique and that it’s important to remember that levels of all major hormones vary widely between individuals. In short, we do not have a single threshold for treatment, we look at levels and analyze them on a case-by-case basis.

Is HRT Safe?

HRT for women is safe if taken for the right reasons and under the guidance of a regular practitioner. You may have heard of studies saying that HRT increased the risk of heart disease, cancer, or other problems. This has been disproved. 

Location

20303 S. Crawford Ave.
Suite 110
Olympia Fields, IL 60461

 

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