Hormone Replacement Therapy for Low Testosterone
Houston Low Testosterone Replacement Specialist Asra Oberoi, M.D. can help men to fight against the effects of aging and hormone decline. Men experience a phenomenon similar to menopause, which is known as andropause, and while their hormone decline is not as sudden as that of menopause, it can still create unpleasant effects. Managing stress in a healthy way, getting plenty of exercise, and eating a healthy diet can help men to get greater effects from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and create a better chance for longevity and wellness.
Testosterone levels begin to decline in men beginning in their early 30′s. Most men need to be tested around 45 years of age. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include fatigue, lack of mental acuity, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving, or sustaining erection. It is never too late to benefit from hormone therapy.
Conditions that can be improved with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy include:
As men begin to age, hormones decline, and the decrease in sex hormones is the primary reason for age-related health problems. Testosterone is the primary male hormone, and most young, healthy men produce between 4-10mg of testosterone each day. Starting in the 30’s, testosterone production begins to reduce by 10% each decade, and when a man reaches his 40’s or 50’s, testosterone takes a steep drop. This decline in testosterone causes the syndrome known as andropause.
Recently, male hormone decline has become more widely recognized, but unlike female hormone decline, it happens more gradually. As early as a man’s 30’s, important male hormones, such as testosterone and DHEA can begin to decline, and they continue to reduce by around 10% each decade following the 30’s. When a man reaches his late forties or fifties, male hormone production can greatly reduce, which causes men to experience symptoms that include fatigue, depression, high blood pressure, lack of motivation, muscle atrophy, hair loss, insomnia, mood swings, erectile dysfunction, and low libido.
Erectile Dysfunction can begin as early as a man’s 30’s; however, when a man hits his 40’s or 50’s, it can become even more of an issue. A significant amount of symptoms may occur as a result of testosterone decline, and because testosterone controls sex and reproduction, the ability to reproduce or function sexually, may become problematic. Symptoms of testosterone decline may cause some of the sexual and reproductive issues that may include low libido, infertility, and erectile dysfunction.
Bioidentical Hormone Delivery
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy using pellets achieves the sustained levels of testosterone that would be produced by normally functioning testicles. This form of therapy is the only kind that produces the natural level of hormone that men need. Because the testosterone used is totally natural, Pellet Therapy is ideal for men wanting the benefits of a natural hormone, without the drawbacks of a synthetic. Moreover, many studies show optimal testosterone levels in men, over 800, have preventative effects for many disease states such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, prostate cancer, and osteoporosis.
Typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy produce “roller coaster” blood levels of testosterone, which can result in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient. Rollercoaster levels of hormones do not have the same long-term benefits as steady-state hormone in the bloodstream.
Houston Low Testosterone Replacement Specialist Asra Oberoi, M.D. can help with these syndromes and their related symptoms. Dr. Oberoi has helped many men going through hormone decline to rejuvenate their bodies and regain their vitality.