How Does BHRT Treat Andropause Symptoms in Men?
As women age, they face the fact that sooner or later, they will start experiencing menopause symptoms – weight gain, fatigue, moodiness, and a low sex drive. But a lesser-known fact is that men face something similar called andropause. While it might seem like “a fact of life” to face these symptoms, these signs of aging are often more than that; they’re usually a sign of a hormonal imbalance, which can be helped with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
Board-certified physician Dr. Christy Watson offers her Carmel and Terre Haute, IN patients a way to treat their hormone imbalances so they can get back to feeling like themselves again and living their best life! At Body Bar MD, Dr. Christy and her team are passionate about helping their patients treat their symptoms using holistic and natural treatments so they can live a life of peace and happiness.
What is BHRT?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a pellet therapy that is used to balance hormone levels for both men and women. The pellet is placed under your skin and releases hormones specific to your particular needs. As your hormones start to balance out, you will begin to notice the side effects of your hormone imbalance — the moodiness, weight gain, low sex drive, and more— begin to lessen.
How does BHRT help men?
Many may not know this, but testosterone levels peak in men around the age of 17 – 18. That means before these boys even become men, they have likely reached their prime. Testosterone is much more than what fuels their sex drive — it also fuels their height, energy, and strength. By their 20s, men will notice their testosterone levels starting to plateau and a decline in their 30s. From there, they’ll notice signs and symptoms of andropause that include:
- Mood swings
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Lack of energy
- Poor concentration
- Reduced sex drive
During a one-on-one appointment with Dr. Christy in Terre Haute or Carmel, IN, men will discuss their andropause symptoms, as well as their medications, health history, family history, medical history, and more. All of this information will give Dr. Christy an idea of where you are lacking and what hormones to include in your personalized BHRT pellet. From there, plant-based bioidentical hormone replacement pellets will be created and inserted under the skin near the hip. The size of a grain of rice, these pellets will slowly release hormones into the bloodstream and last for about 3 – 6 months, and over time, you should notice a decrease in your andropause symptoms.
BHRT is a wonderful option for both men and women, as the natural and plant-based components give few side effects and there is virtually no recovery period after getting the pellet inserted.
If you have started to notice mood swings, lack of energy, insomnia, or low sex drive, it could be a sign that your hormone levels are off. Utilizing a pellet the size of a grain of rice, Dr. Christy Watson can help men and women relieve menopause and andropause symptoms, so you can get back to enjoying all the little pleasures of life. For more information, call Body Bar MD at our Terre Haute or Carmel, IN offices to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christy.