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Is Hormone Therapy Just for Women?

When it comes to hormone therapy, it’s a common misconception to think it’s just for post-menopausal women. Although the symptoms of hormonal imbalances differ between men and women, they can occur in both genders as they age. Hormone replacement therapy is a personalized option to treat those imbalances. Here, we look at the optimum hormone levels for men, symptoms of hormone deficiencies, and the best hormone therapy treatment options. 

Hormone Levels In Men

Hormones act as messengers in the body to tell your organs what to do. They’re vital for regulating many of your body’s processes, such as blood sugar, growth, mood, stress levels, blood pressure, sexual function, and metabolism. Too much or too little of a hormone in your body, it causes a hormonal imbalance. 

Hormones can become unbalanced as we age. Most men’s testosterone levels start to decline at age 35. Some other factors that lead to a decline in hormone levels include diet, stress, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition.

Symptoms of Hormone Deficiencies In Men

Depending on age and the type of hormonal imbalance, the symptoms of a hormone deficiency will differ. However, some common symptoms include: 

  • Low sex drive [Most commonly reported hormonal imbalance in men] 
  • Loss of muscle mass or decreased bone mass
  • Fatigue
  • Low mood or mood changes
  • Irritability or anxiousness
  • Stress
  • Brain fog
  • Increased body fat
  • High cholesterol
  • Elevated blood sugar

If you suffer from any of the symptoms above, it’s best to see a doctor in Omaha to determine if you have a hormonal imbalance. Your physician will advise the best treatment options for you to alleviate or eliminate your symptoms. 

Benefits of Treatments for Men and Women

There are four major types of hormone replacement therapy treatments. They are pills, injectables, creams, and pellets. Each has its own pros and cons, but the preferred approach (both for effectiveness and ease) is pellet therapy. Because the pellets contain hormones identical to those found in the human body, they produce fewer side effects than some of the other synthetic hormone treatments.

Pellet therapy involves the use of tiny, custom-compounded pellets – containing bioidentical testosterone – to supplement your body with hormone, treat any imbalances. The rice-sized pellets are inserted into the body and then dissolve and are absorbed into your bloodstream. The pellets provide consistent doses of hormones for up to three to six months. Most patients start to see alleviated symptoms about two to four weeks after insertion.

Pellet therapy has been shown to relieve the symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, brain fog, decreased sexual performance, anxiousness, and more. 

Schedule An Appointment 

At Miracle Hills Clinic in Omaha, we are certified Biote® providers. We’ve seen the effectiveness of pellet hormone therapy for men, and we are proud to advocate this treatment option. If you feel as though you might have a hormonal imbalance, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a physician. Your doctor will help find the best treatment option for you, so you can be on your way to better health. 

To see a list of the most frequently asked questions about BHRT and BioTE pellet therapy that we use as a Biote Certified Provider, visit this page.

To learn more about BioTE hormone optimization therapy, visit this page here

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