Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement For Men
Just as women go through menopause, which causes a decrease in hormones, SO DO MEN.
Male Menopause, also called ANDROPAUSE, is not nearly as dramatic as the female version. Some men, though,
may actually go through a rather sudden change in testosterone levels that might correlate with the hormonal
changes that women experience during menopause. However, most men experience a slower, more subtle hormone
When hormones are replaced or restored to physiologic levels considered normal for younger males, older men may
experience a dramatic reversal of many of the changes caused by aging.
Natural Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy in men involves the use of the hormone Testosterone. Please
note that Natural Testosterone should not be confused with synthetic derivatives. Testosterone deficiency in males
has been an unrecognized syndrome for many years, possibly because the blood levels of testosterone in men
decrease over time.
Andropause Replacement Therapy may also include the addition of Pregnenolone, DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone),
Aromatase Inhibitors, Chrysin, Dihydrostestosterone, Zinc, Selenium, and other supplements.
There are many symptoms of testosterone deficiency that are sometimes referred to as the “grumpy man syndrome”.
Testosterone deficiency may consist of a variety of signs and symptoms including:
Reduced libido or the reduced desire for sex
Fatigue or a decrease in physical stamina
Difficulty in maintaining erections
Decrease in mental sharpness, or memory impairment
Feelings of depression and anxiety
Reduced muscle mass
Low sperm count
Slow wound healing
Pharmacymax Compounding will work together with you and your physician to decide which dosage form may be best suited
to your needs.
Some Compounded Dosage Forms include:
Transdermal- Testosterone is absorbed into the skin from creams and gels that can be applied to the body,
no shaving is needed, and the cream/gel absorbs rapidly thru the skin.
Sublingual (under the tounge) or Buccal- This is a good choice for rapid absorption. This includes sublingual
drops, sublingual or buccal troches (gelatin or wax lozenges), which are absorbed through the oral
mucosa. This unique dosage form can be flavored with over 100 flavors.
Oral Capsules- the alternative dosage when either topical or sublingual cannot be used.
There are many possible benefits of Male Hormone Replacement Therapy. These benefits may include:
Improvement in psychological well-being and mood
Improvement in erectile dysfunction
Improvement in libido
Increased muscle mass
Increased strength and stature
Preservation of bone mass
Possible decrease in cardiovascular risk
The ability to re-establish a hormonal balance