It is something that is difficult for many men to discuss, or even fathom—male menopause. However, the fact remains that we all–including men–age, and as we do, our hormone levels decline. For men, this means a reduction in testosterone. As the testosterone levels shrink, estrogen increases. This increase affects a multitude of things. As a result, men experience male menopause.
To treat the symptoms of male menopause, physicians use bioidentical hormones. Treatment is meant to address the many symptoms of this issue:
- Sex drive and erectile dysfunction.
- Hair loss.
- Weight changes.
- Muscle loss and bone density.
- Depression and emotional fluctuations.
In this treatment process, a physician works to create an entire plan. This plan includes the proper amount and type of hormones, as well as a healthy lifestyle design—daily nutrition, exercise, stress management, etc. All of these things combined help build your hormones back up to their normal levels, so that you can go back to feeling normal.
Most importantly, this plan includes bioidentical hormones. These are hormones that match the natural ones perfectly. Because they are so exact, the body accepts them with no negative effects. Though synthetic hormones are available, they are not always compatible with those in the human body, and thus may not be metabolized as easily. This can result in some rather bad side effects. Bioidentical hormones are made of compounds in plant life. They are formulated to identically match those produced in the human body.
The male body is complex, and there is no shame in experience male menopause. If you find yourself wondering whether that is what you are experiencing, call us at FeelNu Medi Spa and Wellness Center. We offer hormone replacement therapy, and we can tell you all you need to know about your condition and how to effectively treat it. We understand this is sometimes a sensitive matter, and we treat it as such.