Hormone deficiencies can affect men in all life stages, but there is an effective and safe solution. At Aledo Empowered Wellness in Aledo, TX, we offer hormone replacement therapy for men, a treatment that balances hormone levels so men can experience the benefits of hormonal stability. Hormone replacement therapy, also known as HRT, can balance testosterone levels, the primary male hormone, and in doing so, can alleviate negative symptoms of an imbalance and improve quality of life.
What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy for men is often referred to as testosterone replacement therapy, HRT, or hormone replacement therapy. Customized treatment plans address declining testosterone in men, the primary male hormone responsible for more than just sex drive. Testosterone also promotes muscle tissue development, regulates sexual function, and affects mood, energy levels, and cardiovascular health.
Different factors can cause a deficiency in testosterone, but with the right treatment plan, we can supplement testosterone levels with bioidentical hormones to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.
What Causes a Hormone Deficiency?
The aging process causes a natural decline in testosterone levels, but other factors can cause a deficiency in this hormone that causes men to experience negative symptoms. Health conditions, injuries, diseases, and certain medications can cause a decline in testosterone. Additionally, genetics can negatively affect testosterone levels.
Hormone replacement therapy provides an effective way to restore testosterone levels to reduce symptoms and, in doing so, protect patients from an increased risk of health problems commonly associated with low testosterone levels.
What Are the Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance?
There are many different symptoms that result from inadequate testosterone levels. While some symptoms are tolerable, others are not and can negatively impact the quality of life. However, even if a symptom is tolerable, it doesn’t mean it’s normal.
You should be able to live free of the symptoms of a deficiency, and we can make that possible with the right hormone replacement therapy treatment plan. Some of the most common symptoms of a hormone deficiency that affect men include the following:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low libido
- Weight gain, specifically around the midsection
- Difficulty gaining lean muscle mass
- Frequent headaches
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Poor quality skin
- Hair loss
- Low energy levels
- Lack of motivation
- Depression or anxiety
- Brain fog
- Increased risk of age-related diseases
- Poor bone density
The Benefits of a Customized HRT Treatment Plan
Once you undergo a customized treatment plan with the right method to address your specific hormonal deficiency, you can expect to experience the benefits of balance. Some of the treatment benefits include the following:
- Healthy weight loss
- Increase in lean muscle mass
- Better sleep
- Improved quality hair and skin
- Increased sex drive
- Reduction in headaches
- Improved mood
- Mental clarity
- Increased energy levels
- More motivation and improved vitality
- Emotional stability
- Protection from age-related diseases
- Improved bone density
Our Hormone Replacement Therapy Treatment Methods
We design customized treatment plans for each of our patients. The best approach for each individual varies, depending on different factors, including the cause of their deficiency, the severity of their symptoms, and their preferences and goals.
Men seeking out this treatment who are looking for an effective option that can restore testosterone levels to an optimal range will be able to choose from hormone pellets or injections. Each provides an effective and efficient way to balance testosterone levels so men can enjoy long-lasting results.
Hormone pellets are individually dosed pellets that contain the exact amount of testosterone necessary to help patients achieve balanced levels. During the treatment, a tiny incision is made in the skin, typically in the buttocks or hip. The pellet is implanted into the incision, and then the incision is closed with a tiny suture.
The entire treatment process is minimally invasive, quick, and efficient. As the bloodstream absorbs the pellet, negative symptoms fade. One of the reasons that many men choose this method is that it doesn’t require any work on the patient’s part. All you’ll need to do is attend your treatment and then schedule minimal follow-up treatments throughout the year for a replacement pellet after the one preceding it has been fully absorbed.
We also offer hormone injections which are administered with a syringe fitted with a very thin needle. Injections are self-administered; we will train you on how to perform this process, which is quick, simple, and virtually painless. You’ll administer your dose of bioidentical hormones as directed to achieve and maintain long-term hormonal stability.
How the Treatment Process Works
The HRT treatment process begins with an initial consultation. Before we begin any type of treatment, we need to schedule a consultation and perform labs. Once we learn more about your symptoms, review your bloodwork, and confirm your deficiency, we can move forward with the treatment process and choose the right treatment method for you.
Once you begin the treatment, we will schedule follow-up treatments to perform additional bloodwork to ensure that your chosen treatment method is delivering the hormones you need to feel your best. You can expect results within a few weeks of your initial treatment, and regular treatments will ensure you maintain your long-term results.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you’re suffering from the effects of a hormonal imbalance and are dealing with a decreased quality of life, you may be a good candidate for a hormone replacement therapy treatment plan. Our treatment plans are customized to meet the needs of each patient and aim to balance hormones, alleviate symptoms, and improve the quality of life. An initial consultation is the best way to confirm your treatment eligibility.
Learn More About Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Bioidentical hormones can make a significant difference in how you look, feel, and function. If you want to experience the benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men, we can give you more details about our treatment methods during your initial consultation. Once we confirm your deficiency, we can begin your treatment so that you can live symptom-free and enjoy all the benefits of balanced hormones.