Testosterone and Hormone Replacement for Men
Villanova Pennsylvania Testosterone Replacement Specialist, Anthony J. Bazzan, M.D. specializes in hormone balancing programs for men. By now, you have probably heard the term Low T or low testosterone. This is a common condition present in men as they age. Other words that describe the same issue are hypogonadism, andropause, and male menopause or manopause. What you may not realize is that testosterone is not the only hormone that may be out of balance in your body. It may also be deficient in its production of human growth hormone (low hGH) or you could have an underactive or overactive thyroid. Additionally, your body requires balanced levels of dehydroepiandrosterone, estridol, progesterone, and cortisol for you to maintain optimal health and wellness.
What Happens When Your Hormones Are out of Balance?
By the time a man considers scheduling a consultation for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), he is exhausted, stressed, and despondent at what has become of his life. He hasn’t felt well in months and can’t explain why. If you can relate to that, you will probably also recognize several of the following symptoms of hormonal imbalance:
- Memory problems and the inability to concentrate
- Low sexual libido and periodic or frequent episodes of erectile dysfunction
- Weight gain, especially fat deposits around your abdomen
- Loss of muscle tone
- Thinning hair on your scalp and loss of body hair elsewhere
- Irritability, mood swings, and depression
- Decreased bone density
- Joint pain
- Your immune system is weaker and you catch common illnesses more often
Although there are several medical conditions associated with these symptoms, the most common cause is simple aging. When your body slows down its production of testosterone and other hormones, they naturally become unbalanced. Most traditional doctors consider these symptoms normal signs of aging and don’t feel it is necessary to treat them. Villanova Pennsylvania Testosterone Replacement Specialist, Anthony J. Bazzan, M.D. disagrees because he sees the tremendous benefit of replacing what the body has lost through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
The Hormone Process
If several of the problems above are interfering with your quality of life, the first step is to schedule an appointment to discuss BHRT with Doctor Anthony J. Bazzan. He will describe the various forms of BRHT at this appointment, including injections, wearing a patch, or taking oral medications. Should you decide that it is right for you; the next step is to have your blood drawn and submit to any other simple medical tests Anthony J. Bazzan, M.D. requires for his initial diagnosis.
It is important to remain under Anthony J. Bazzan, M.D.’s care from the time he first determines your hormone levels until the day of your last treatment. Although rare, some men develop side effects that are serious enough for them to stop receiving their current method of BHRT. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you have to stop the process altogether. You may just need to change how you receive your replacement hormones. Another benefit of remaining under Anthony J. Bazzan, M.D.’s supervision is that he works with you to ensure optimal results in as little time as possible.
Benefits You May Experience with BHRT
Most men who undergo bioidentical hormone replacement therapy report a significant improvement in their symptoms within four to six weeks, including:
- More energy and greater stamina
- Increased sex drive
- Improved memory
- Better muscle tone
- Stronger immune system
- Better regulation of moods, including elimination of depression symptoms
Just like the symptoms of hormonal imbalance listed above, this list of the benefits of BHRT is not all-inclusive. However, it does represent the improvements cited most by men who have completed a course of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
The Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle
When you work with Villanova Pennsylvania Testosterone Replacement Specialist, Anthony J. Bazzan, M.D., he helps to identify several areas you can change to help you experience symptom improvement and a renewed quality of life. These may include changing your diet, certain lifestyle modifications, and increasing your level of physical activity. It is important to incorporate these changes into your life while you are undergoing BHRT for the best possible results.