Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men: Here's What You Need to Know

Hormones control most of your body’s essential functions, from digestion to libido. When you have a hormone imbalance, it can cause a number of distressing symptoms that can have a significant negative impact on your life.

Hormone replacement therapy is a well-established treatment that restores your body’s hormone levels and alleviates your symptoms.

Dr. Emilia Murray is a board-certified physician who is skilled at balancing hormones. She works closely with you to understand your particular needs to develop a treatment plan that works for you.

Here’s a look at what hormones do, the symptoms you may be experiencing and how Dr. Murray can customize your hormone replacement therapy.

What do hormones do?

Hormones control most of your body’s functions. Testosterone is the main sex hormone for men, which controls libido, mood and energy levels.

Your thyroid produces two hormones that affect metabolism, or how your body turns food calories into energy. Human growth hormone also has an impact on metabolism, as well as body structure.

What are the symptoms of a hormone imbalance?

A number of conditions can affect the levels of hormones your body is producing. Thyroid imbalances can occur as a side effect of certain medications or from an autoimmune disease. And many men find that their testosterone levels start to drop as they reach their 40s and 50s.

If any of your hormones are out of balance, you may experience the following symptoms:

But you don’t need to suffer from a hormone imbalance! Hormone replacement therapy is a simple treatment that can restore your hormone levels and resolve your symptoms.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a modern way to treat hormone imbalances. This treatment uses customized doses of plant-derived, bioidentical hormones that supplement the hormones your body produces.

The plant-derived hormones that Dr. Murray uses are all-natural and don’t have any synthetic ingredients or fillers. This means that your body will use them more effectively, and you will have fewer side effects than you would have with synthetic hormones.

Dr. Murray can help decide if this is the right treatment for you and identify the correct dosage and delivery method for you.

Options for hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy is available in a number of forms. One option is to take the hormones in pill form every day. You can also take your daily dose via a cream that contains the active hormone.

But it can be hard to remember to take a pill or use a cream consistently every day. If you have a busy life filled with distractions, it’s possible that pellets inserted under the skin might work best for you. These allow for a constant flow of hormones to your body so you don’t have to remember to take your hormones.

A hormone imbalance can cause a number of distressing symptoms that can disrupt your life. Hormone replacement therapy is a simple option that can restore your body’s correct hormone levels and alleviate your symptoms.

Dr. Murray is an expert in balancing hormones, and she works with you to determine the treatment that is best for you and your lifestyle. Call 239-268-0057 or use the convenient online booking tool today to set up your appointment.

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