Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Testosterone levels begin to decrease in the body at age 30, and in some cases even sooner. This can cause substantial changes in the body and significantly affect quality of life. Between 19-39% of older men suffer from Low T.
For men, a hormonal imbalance can cause symptoms such as:
- Weight gain
- Disrupted sleep
- Inability to maintain muscle mass
- Unstable blood sugar
- Blood pressure irregularity
- Low libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Abnormal growth of breast tissue
- Low self-esteem and mood
Testosterone is an extremely important hormone in the body for men. Today, nearly 4-5 million men in the United States experience the effects of low testosterone (Low T) and instead of just living with the symptoms, they are looking for solutions and many are turning to Hormone Replacement Therapy.
What causes hormone imbalance, or Low T, in men?
Emotional or physical stress
When a Hormone Imbalance Impacts Your Sexual Health
One common symptom of hormone imbalance in men is erecticle dysfunction, decreased sexual performance, low libido and a general loss of interest in sexual activity. Many men immediately turn to prescription medications to address these issues, but it’s important to know there are other options. In addition to hormone replacement therapy, if your symptoms are impacting your sexual health, be sure to ask about our sexual health treatment for men, the P-Shot®.
The BioTE method is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in pellet form. In both men and women, certain hormone levels naturally decline as we age, creating an imbalance. When you are suffering from a hormonal imbalance you may notice any one of the symptoms mentioned above but there are also gender specific symptoms to keep in mind.
Is BioTE covered by my insurance?
Physician’s Ageless Solutions does not accept health insurance of any type and assumes no responsibility in ensuring insurance coverage of any treatment or service rendered. Should you wish to investigate your own insurance coverage, PAS may provide the medical records necessary upon request. Payment is due in full at time of service and includes cash, credit card, debit card or CareCredit. A valid photo ID must be present at the time of purchase.
How are the pellets taken?
The pellets are not taken orally. They are implanted in your body. After your consultation and blood work, you’ll come back to PAS for your pellet insertion. During that visit, we will numb the area near your upper buttocks and make a small incision. The pellet is inserted into the incision and covered with a small bandage. The pellet will absorb into your body, the incision will heal and signs of the treatment will disappear on their own.
To learn more about post-insertion care, click here.
How often do I need to come in after my initial visit?
Each person’s needs will vary and we will determine how many you’ll need at your consultation but in general most people need to come 2 to 4 times per year. In general, men will want to return every 5-6 months. The rate of your body’s absorption is unique to you, and depends on several factors, including your cardiac output.
Do I have to do anything in between treatments?
No, we just ask that you take note of symptoms, should you have them, to discuss on your next visit. Remember to complete any necessary blood work before your next treatment.
How soon will I notice an improvement?
Some patients feel results in as little as 1-2 weeks, while others need up to 6 months for their hormones to optimize. The great news is, the overwhelming feedback from patients is once their hormones do begin to optimize, the effects can be life-changing, and patients become very aware of when hormone levels are dropping, and in need of treatment. Often patients- or their loved ones!- can sense these changes over the course of just a few days! We all differ as individuals regarding our personal lifestyle, health status, exercise routine, comorbidities, and more. As such, each individual will experience improvement in their symptoms on their “own” timeline.