Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Hormones play a vital role in your everyday life, impacting your stress levels, sexual health, quality of sleep, and so much more. Feeling and looking your best relies heavily on optimum hormone balance, which is why out-of-control hormonal issues can be so frustrating. As the male and female bodies age, we may or may not notice a decline in our hormones. This decrease has direct effects on our energy, sleep, mood, libido, and weight. For men, testosterone is one of the most important hormones, but unfortunately, testosterone levels naturally decrease with age.
If you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, or maybe just aren’t feeling like yourself, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) from a hormone specialist at Focal Point Vitality may be exactly what you need.
How does our body function?
Getting your body back into fighting shape is often easier when you have a basic understanding of how your body’s basic systems work – and why hormones are so important.
The pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain, controls other hormone glands such as the adrenals and thyroid. It’s also tasked with maintaining balance in the body by sending hormonal signals into the circulatory system, as well as other glands and organs so that necessary hormones can be created and directed as needed.
All of your hormonal glands work together, much like the star players on your favorite sports team. If one or more fails to perform as expected, the whole team (and your entire body) will be feeling the effects. Luckily, there are plenty of professionally-supported options available to help you get your hormone levels back on track and return your body to peak performance.
Growth Hormone Deficiency Diagnosis
For many men, low testosterone is a result of hypogonadism, which occurs when the testes are unable to produce enough testosterone. While it’s possible to be born with this condition, may men simply develop it later in life. Once it occurs, the symptoms can include a loss of facial and bodily hair, erectile dysfunction, impotence, and potentially even osteoporosis.
Common signs of growth hormone deficiency in men:
- Lack of energy
- Lack of sex drive (low libido)
- Body composition changes (increased fat around your belly or in other areas)
- Longer and more difficult recovery from exercise
- Brain fog
- Decreased erections
- Flaccid penis
- Problems staying hard
- Not able to come to orgasm or having a delayed orgasm
If you think you might have some of the symptoms of hypogonadism, the only way to actually know if you have it is to undergo a blood test. If the test comes back with a positive diagnosis, then your hormone doctor might recommend getting started with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Usually, HRT is an effective method for treating hypogonadism
Decreased Testosterone as Part of the Aging Process
Unfortunately, a drop in testosterone is one of the most common side effects of getting older. You may not necessarily have a specific condition such as hypogonadism; in fact, the cause of your hormonal problems might simply be due to the aging process. Not many men are thrilled to hear that low testosterone – and the symptoms that come with it – is something they might need to expect as they age. The good news is that with hormone replacement therapy and other hormonal solutions, you can restore hormonal balance and feel like a new and improved (and even much younger!) version of yourself.
Hormone Replacement Therapy & Hormone Optimization Solutions
There are several different ways to boost your testosterone levels, including skin patches and gels. However, for the optimum results, we highly recommend injections. An intramuscular injection (IM) delivers the testosterone deep into your muscles, either in your arm, thigh, or hip and buttocks area, setting the stage for rapid and effective absorption into your bloodstream.
One of the biggest benefits of choosing injections is the convenience of less-frequent office visits. Our team can teach you how to easily give yourself the shot in the comfort of your own home, saving you considerable time. We’ll keep a close eye on your testosterone levels, as well as other important aspects of your health, making adjustments as needed. With our expertise and targeted approach, Focal Point Vitality can help you track your progress and optimize your health for years to come.
Most of our guests report being extremely happy with the results of HRT injections, describing positive effects like improved moods, an increase in muscle mass and bone density, and noticeable fat loss. Other widely-reported benefits include higher-quality sleep, more energy, and a welcome boost in the bedroom, both in terms of sex drive and performance.
Other Hormonal Therapies to Consider
As part of the testing and diagnosis process at Focal Point Vitality, we may suggest additional therapies to help you achieve optimal hormonal health.
Replacement therapy for adrenal levels
Your adrenal glands are located on top of each kidney and normally produce three classes of hormones: glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, and androgens. If your adrenal glands fail to produce enough of one or more of these classes of hormones, you may be dealing with the symptoms of adrenal insufficiency. Replacement therapy for adrenal glands is a highly-tailored treatment, customized to fit your specific underlying causes. Often, lifelong treatment is required, but the right approach can ensure that you are able to lead a happy, healthy, and active life.
Replacement therapy for thyroid levels
If your test results uncover a problem with your thyroid levels, replacement therapy can help. Depending on your specific diagnosis, the Focal Point Vitality team will recommend a specific replacement therapy for thyroid levels. Ultimately, the goal is to return your body to its ideal balance – resolving any hormonal deficiencies without going overboard.
Our team takes a data-based approach to pinpoint and resolving thyroid level imbalance, utilizing a series of advanced lab tests to determine specific causes and potential treatments:
- Irregular or racing heartbeat
- Unexpected weight loss
- Increased appetite
- Excessive sweating
- Trembling or shakiness
- Constantly feeling too warm or noticing dramatic changes in body temperature
- Thin or brittle hair and thinning skin
Much like hypothyroidism, the only reliable method for diagnosing hyperthyroidism is with a blood test.
Contact Focal Point Vitality Today
Hormone treatment programs can drastically improve your quality of life. To get started, schedule a consultation with Focal Point Vitality by calling us or filling out our online form. Once you have an appointment scheduled, we’ll begin the process at our clinic in Phoenix. We only use the best bio-identical hormones and pharmaceutical grade supplements to balance out your hormones while working to address the underlying causes of any hormonal imbalances.
Soon, you will be Living Your Best Life.