Male Hormone Therapy

Hormonal imbalances are a very common issue for males and females as they approach middle age.

As Dr. Fritz is a firm believer in total wellness, he promotes a healthy diet and exercise, alongside any treatments he may offer. Restoring a proper internal balance with hormonal therapy can greatly assist with overall well-being.

Male Hormone Therapy

Testosterone therapy for men is an important factor in maintaining optimal health. For men in their 20’s, levels remain reasonably even, but in their 30’s and 40’s, men’s testosterone levels begin a gradual, yet steady decline. From the age of 30, testosterone levels in men start to decrease by approximately 1% every year. The results of a simple blood test can provide the physician with the information needed to prescribe the proper dose of testosterone replacement therapy.

What Is Testosterone Needed For?

It is known that men have testosterone in their body, but for what purpose? Everyone likes to blame high doses of testosterone for anger issues and male pattern baldness, but it does help with other critical functions?

Testosterone is needed for:

Sexual Development

Research from Serge Nef and Luis F. Parada shows that gender is affected by the presence of testosterone. In their studies, they found that the absence of testicular hormones (i.e. testosterone) did not affect female organ differentiation, but instead only affected male organ differentiation. So, testosterone is needed for a man to have fully functioning male organs.

Reproductive Purposes

Testosterone also drives your sex drive and helps you to stay erect during sexual encounters. Male hormone therapy, or TRT, can be used to help revitalize low sex drives and some forms of erectile dysfunction

Muscle Growth And Repair

Studies have shown that testosterone helps increase muscle mass and density. Testosterone therapy has been shown to help men increase their lean body mass, lower their overall weight, and even recovery from lethargy.

Other benefits of male hormone therapy include:

  • Increased/Maintained Bone Density
  • Maintain Desired Metabolism
  • Stimulate Red Blood Cell Production
  • Decreased Risk of Heart Attack
  • Improved Mood
  • Improved Memory and Reasoning

Testosterone can be safely administered as a topical cream or by using intramuscular injection. 

Is Male Hormone Therapy Right For Me?

Living with low testosterone can be frustrating for both parties. Men can have self-esteem issues, performance issues, and their partners can suffer from trust issues and body-esteem issues.

While testosterone naturally lowers as we age, there are steps that can be taken to prevent a complete fallout. Hormone therapy has been shown to benefit men with unnaturally low levels of testosterone. Generally, the testicles do not produce enough testosterone to keep up with their body; this is attributed to a condition called hypogonadism.

If you think you might be suffering from low testosterone, it might be time to consider male hormone therapy. It has nothing to be ashamed of – it is natural. Rather than suffer from the effects of low testosterone, be proactive and handle it like a man.

Give us a call today to schedule an appointment to see if male hormone therapy is right for you.