The human body relies on hormones, which are chemical messengers that regulate every function in your body. Whether it’s insulin for balancing your blood sugar or thyroid hormones for your energy and metabolism, there’s very little that hormones don’t somehow influence. For this discussion, we are focusing on testosterone levels in men. Testosterone plays a critical role in overall health and wellness, which is made very clear when levels begin to dip, leaving you with both mental and physical problems.
At Cross Roads Hormonal Health & Wellness, as our name suggests, our team understands the importance of balanced hormones, which is why we offer hormone replacement therapies for both men and women in Cross Roads, Texas.
Here’s a look at how hormone replacement therapy can help men.
The male hormone
Men and women produce both estrogen hormones and testosterone, but in ratios that are wildly different, which is what gives women their “female” traits and men their “male” characteristics. More specifically, testosterone plays a critical role in a man’s sexual health, lean muscle mass, energy levels, and mental state.
When men suffer from low testosterone (low T), the effects can be widespread and include:
- Lower libido
- Loss of muscle mass
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hair loss
- Loss of bone density
Most men experience a gradual decline in testosterone starting in their 40s, but the drop off is very slow and many men adjust accordingly.
But some men experience more severe deficiencies in their hormone levels, at any age and for a variety of reasons, such as stress or an injury. In these cases, hormone replacement therapy can make up the difference, regulating your body for improved wellness.
Replacing your hormones
If you’re suffering from any of the symptoms we listed above, a simple blood test at our practice will reveal whether your hormone levels are to blame. If we find lower-than-normal testosterone levels, we recommend hormone replacement therapy using plant-based sources that are molecularly identical to your natural testosterone.
To deliver these hormones, we place a slow-release pellet just under your skin, which works to bring your testosterone levels back up for 3-6 months. During this time, we monitor you closely and make any adjustments to improve your health.
If your symptoms improve with hormone replacement therapy, we simply continue the treatment, replacing the pellets when necessary. Ultimately our goal is to optimize your general wellbeing by improving your sexual health, mental health, energy levels, and increasing your muscle mass.
If you’d like to explore how hormone replacement therapy can help you, please contact us at 940-213-2713.