Male Hormone Replacement Therapy

Male Hormone Replacement Therapy

HRT for men uses testosterone. Testosterone usually begins to decrease around the age of 30 and they can cause the symptoms mentioned above. HRT helps restore the hormone balance and provide relief from said symptoms. Our experts at Infinite Wellness can help get you started and determine if you’re a good candidate for HRT.

Hormone replacement therapy is performed in a variety of ways:

  • Creams
  • Skin patches
  • Subcutaneous implants
  • Injections

Treatment takes minimal time and recovery isn’t extensive. You will be able to go home the same day as your treatment and continue with normal activities. 

Hormone Replacement Therapy FAQ's

Curious about how we perform hormone replacement therapy at Infinite Wellness Integrative Medical Center? Hormone replacement can be achieved in a variety of ways with capsules, creams, subcutaneous implants, or injections. Treatment takes minimal time and is usually administered in the comfort of your own home.

We are well aware that prices can be a deterrent for this form of healthcare.  If needed, hormone replacement therapy can range anywhere from $25 a month to $300 a month.  

Costs can vary is based on the following: 

  • What the patient needs
  • What they want to focus on once they find out what their symptoms are
  • What the bloodwork metrics are telling them
  • The type of provider they have

How much is feeling and looking younger worth?  We know it’s priceless! 

Results vary but some patients have seen results as soon as a week where as others it may take 60-90 days.

Are you wondering what a “normal” level of testosterone is? In men, testosterone levels between 350 ng/dL and 1000 ng/dL are referred to as “normal.” This is HUGE range and ALOT of doctors mess this up! Unfortunately, TRUE low testosterone can be more than just your numbers so that’s why we base our care on your symptoms and not just your numbers.

Thinking about getting hormone replacement therapy but unsure if it’s a safe treatment? Hormone replacement has been studied and used for decades with little to no adverse health risks reported during clinical studies. There are side effects you should still watch for which is why our team is with you every step of the way to check your progress.

Wondering how long hormone replacement therapy will take? Hormone replacement is a long-term solution for low T levels, but it’s not a cure. You’ll need to keep up with therapy as long as you want to continue to feel the benefits because your symptoms can come back if/when you stop. Our team at Infinite Wellness will help you monitor your progress.

Are you worried that you may be too old for hormone replacement therapy? The good news is that there’s no age limit on hormone replacement and any male may be concerned about low testosterone levels is a valid candidate. We’ve seen patients of all ages reap the benefits of our tailored hormone treatment options!

Looking for a holistic way to gain more energy? One of the most common symptoms of unbalanced hormones is chronic exhaustion. If you’re relying on an afternoon caffeine boost to get through the day, or you feel like you could take a nap at anytime – no matter how well you’re sleeping at night – low hormone levels are likely to blame.

Hormone replacement therapy is an ongoing treatment that helps restore your hormones back to their optimal levels. We recommend continuing treatment on an individualized schedule to help combat symptoms of aging including

  • Low energy levels
  • Decreased libido 
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Heart disease progression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Mental deterioration

It is important to understand that you can stop bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at any time you choose, but you may start to notice the signs of aging return over time.

To put it simply, hormone replacement therapy is not commonly studied by all medical professionals.  This type of care requires specialized training that is done outside of almost every medical school. 

Doctors are often trained to find diseases and treat those diseases with drugs created by big pharma.  Many doctors think that synthetic non-bioidentical hormones are the same as bioidentical hormones and that they have limited value.  

Specialists, even some endocrinologists, don’t truly understand the powerful effects of BIOIDENTICAL hormone replacement and optimization. 

Unfortunately, because of this lack of knowledge, many people worldwide are left in the dark and aren’t exposed to the unbelievable power of BIOIDENTICAL hormone replacement.

Normal or “within range” does not necessarily mean “healthy” or “optimal”.  It’s important to note – the ranges for almost any hormone tested is a range of average people who are of similar age and gender. Many of these ranges are quite vast.  Average people are not usually that healthy and most do not feel optimal despite their ranges being “normal”.  

Oftentimes, if a patient is in a normal range of bloodwork, many healthcare professionals automatically assume the individual is fine and they move on to the next patient.  This is not the best practice when surveying hormone levels because there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to this type of medicine.  

In all actuality, “normal” for you may be different than normal for the next person. That is why we must tailor our care to each specific patient;  we must cater to the symptoms they feel and the numbers they have instead of basing care on bloodwork numbers alone.

Research indicates that in order to feel optimal, patients need to be closer to the levels that were present in the mid-20’s.  Who doesn’t want to feel like that again?

We know that people want to use their health insurance when dealing with any and all healthcare expenses.  

Unfortunately, to do bioidentical hormone replacement/optimization correctly for the patient, the traditional insurance billing, coding, and reimbursement process does not work. Most of the time, the patient would end up being stuck with the bill, and the clinic billing for BHRT would have a host of issues with the insurance companies.

These issues can be bypassed without the hassle of going through the insurance companies.

Feeling better depends on the person, the hormones needed, the hormones taken, and so many other factors.  We have had patients that have started care that felt better within days and we’ve had patients that it took 5-6 months.  For some the change is so gradual they didn’t realize they felt better until they stopped therapy. In turn, patients got back on treatments as soon as they noticed how bad they felt before starting care.  

Understand that hormone depletion doesn’t happen overnight and it can take time to get everything balanced back out and where it needs to be to feel the full effects of optimum hormone levels.

Synthetic non-bioidentical hormones can cause cancer when taken for long periods.  Hormones, when in balance and at healthy levels, do not cause cancer. They have actually been shown to prevent cancer in many instances. 

Hormone replacement can be administered in several different ways.  We utilize specific delivery methods for specific hormones based on what the patient needs and what they can tolerate.  

  • Testosterone can be administered through an injectable, cream, or pellet. We usually start men on injection or pellet and women on cream or pellet.  
  • Estrogen can be administered through a pill, cream or pellet. We usually start with cream or pellet.  Progesterone can be administered through cream or pill. We usually start with a pill at night.  
  • Thyroid is usually administered in a pill in the morning. 
  • DHEA can be administered through a cream or pill. We usually use a pill.

There are several different over-the-counter herbs and vitamins that can possibly provide a small boost in hormone production. 

However, very few of these products can restore hormone levels back to optimal once those levels begin to decline due to the aging process.  Nothing has been scientifically proven to be effective enough to move the needle to get people the long-term results they really want – not even the well-market supplements you see in TV commercials.

No. Testosterone at the levels we are working to get our patients does not increase rage or anger levels. There has been no research to indicate that this is a real side effect.  

We have noticed that patients may be less tolerant of things they would just dismiss before.  We believe that when patients have proper energy and vitality and are no longer depressed, they have a tendency to stand their ground a little more.  

Conversion of testosterone to estrogen is a natural response that should rarely be messed with.  Stopping this conversion can lead to the following: 

  • Weaker bones, 
  • Decreased libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Feelings of depression.  

In conclusion, both women and men need estrogen in their bodies to be healthy.

There is no research that indicates that testosterone causes blood clots.

In addition to an injectable, testosterone can be administered in creams and pellets.

When dealing with chemicals and especially powerful hormones, there can obviously be side effects. For this reason, our medical providers carefully monitor our patients and keep communication lines open with them to help navigate this process. 

Humans are unique from one another and can metabolize at different rates. Age, size, weight, genetics and so much more can also play a role in how a person will respond to hormone optimization.

Low Testosterone

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a treatment we use at Infinite Wellness Integrative Medical Center to help men increase their testosterone levels. Low testosterone can have negative effects on multiple body systems in men.

Any male over the age of 30 who may be concerned about low testosterone levels is a valid candidate. A blood sample is needed to assess the testosterone content and to check if the levels are lower than normal. Testosterone levels can fluctuate throughout the days and are determined with a combination of symptoms and not just lab results.

Low Testosterone Treatment Options

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Creams

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Skin Patches

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Subcutaneous Implants

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Injections

TRT may come with a few side effects, so monitoring for new or worsening symptoms is important. There is essentially little to no recovery otherwise. 

Optimization Therapy

As men grow older the production of hormones decreases and with this decrease comes a handful of symptoms. These would include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Decreased sexual performance
  • Muscle mass loss
  • Decreased energy
  • Mood changes

A natural next step for hormone optimization would be bio-identical hormones. The development of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and more can be linked with hormonal decline. Our team of experts at Infinite Wellness Integrative Medical Center can help determine the right treatment plan for you and get you started on raising your hormone levels today.

Male Hormone Replacement Benefits

Hormone replacement therapy for men helps deal with hormonal imbalances so men can get back to their everyday life. The benefits for HRT are great:

If you’re experiencing male hormone imbalances call our experts at Infinite Wellness Integrative Medical Center today at (618) 747-3200 to get a treatment plan for you.

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