What Are the Signs a Man Should Start Hormone Therapy?

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When many people think of hormone replacement therapy, the first thing that comes to mind is treating women who are going through menopause. However, hormone replacement therapy is not necessarily reserved for a specific age group or gender. Both men and women can experience hormone imbalances or fluctuations throughout their lives that cause unwanted symptoms. Still, menopause (in women) and andropause (in men) are among the most common hormone-related issues treated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

At Dallas Cosmetic Center, Dallas, TX gynecologist and wellness specialist Dr. Otto Huertas understands the complex nature of rebalancing hormones during andropause and menopause and proudly offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to help men and women feel more like themselves and find the symptom relief they deserve. Here, we'll outline some of the most common signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance in men that may mean exploring BHRT could be an appropriate and beneficial step.

Can men get hormone replacement?

Yes, men can certainly benefit from BHRT. In particular, those men who are beginning to develop the unwanted symptoms of andropause — which can happen as early as their 30s in many cases — often turn to BHRT as a solution for regaining more youthful, masculine traits, both physically and psychologically.

How do I know if I need hormone therapy for men?

The first step in determining whether you may benefit from male HRT is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Huertas. During this appointment, Dr. Huertas and our knowledgeable team may conduct a number of diagnostic studies in addition to reviews of your health and medical history. Tests may include bloodwork (lab work), a physical exam, a urinalysis, and others. While evaluation by a medical professional is the only way to know with certainty whether your hormones may be unbalanced or lower than normal, there are several signs and symptoms that may point to hormone deficiency or andropause that can be improved with BHRT. Some of the telltale signs that a man may have low testosterone and could benefit from BHRT include:

  • Fatigue
  • Thinning hair or hair loss
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction or sexual dysfunction
  • Brain fog or lack of concentration
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Weight gain or weight instability
  • Loss of muscle mass

If you are experiencing any of these signs of male hormone deficiency, don't hesitate to call us to schedule a private consultation, examination, and hormone studies to learn more about how BHRT may benefit you.

How does testosterone replacement therapy work?

Based on the findings of your consultation, medical history review, physical examination, bloodwork, and other studies, Dr. Huertas will recommend the most appropriate type of hormone therapy for you. In many cases, men can benefit from BHRT, which is designed to identically mimic the body's naturally occurring testosterone and other hormones for optimal absorption and consistent symptom relief. At Dallas Cosmetic Center, we understand that our patients have unique needs and preferences, and we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of BHRT delivery mechanisms, including topical creams, pellets inserted beneath the skin, patches, oral medications, and others. Depending on the type of HRT used, Dr. Huertas will discuss with you how often you may need to follow up for repeat bloodwork, monitoring, dosage adjustment, and other steps to ensure you're able to enjoy the most consistent and complete relief from your andropause symptoms possible.

Don't let low T keep you from living your best life; Call us to learn more about hormone replacement for men in Dallas, TX

Whether you're 35 or 65, your hormones can affect almost every aspect of your quality of life — but we can help. Take the first step toward feeling more like your younger self once again by calling Dallas Cosmetic Center to schedule your private consultation with board-certified physician and hormone replacement specialist Dr. Otto Huertas in Dallas, TX.

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