Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Women aren’t the only ones who can fall victim to hot flashes, irritability, mood swings, night sweats, and sleep disturbances. Men can also experience hormone imbalances that bring on acne, weight gain or loss, and depression, among other changes.
Fortunately, the Fertility Center’s reproductive endocrinologists offer hormone replacement therapy to help men manage and even eliminate symptoms and side effects. In addition to medications, Drs. Bird and Donesky may also recommend lifestyle changes and homeopathic approaches.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Men’s testes produce nearly all male testosterone. As a man gets older, testosterone levels fall while estrogen levels tend to rise, affecting bone density, stamina, muscle strength, mental health, and sex drive. Because of this, one of the most effective methods of treatment for male hormone imbalances is testosterone replacement therapy. Following an evaluation of initial blood work, your doctor will determine if you are a candidate for testosterone therapy and prescribe a treatment plan to adjust your hormone levels. Testosterone may be taken by injection, with a patch, in a gel, or with pellets. Levels will be monitored through regular lab work and dosages will be adjusted as necessary.