Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Andropause and Low T
Men suffer from hormonal imbalances, like woman do. As men age, their testosterone levels steadily decline once they hit 30 and then dramatically drop in their 40’s and 50’s. This is called Andropause or the male menopause, as the aging process and symptoms are similar to the symptoms woman experience during perimenopause and menopause. The difference is that the decline in hormones, for men, is not as sharp and sudden as a women’s decline during menopause.
Boulder Andropause Specialist Carrie Ballas, FNP-C has helped identify and treat the symptoms of hormone imbalance in men in the Boulder, Superior and Louisville, Colorado area for more than a decade. She has found that men may not feel drastic physical changes, but rather small dips in their energy level, stamina, mental function, and sense of well being among other things.
Andropause and Low T
Andropause is the period in a man’s life that is marked by a drop in the levels of the male hormone, testosterone. Normally occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, andropause is slow, steady reduction in testosterone levels. Unlike menopause in women, however, middle-aged men do not experience the complete and permanent shutdown of their reproductive capacity. These low levels of testosterone is often termed, Low T, and can be accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms.
- Andropause is often accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms:
- Weight gain
- Fatigue and energy loss
- Loss of sex drive
- Occasional bouts of impotence
- Mood swings
- Loss in physical strength and agility
The treatment for Andropause (male menopause) is typically diagnosed by a physician who specializes in Hormone Replacement Therapy. Your physician will evaluate the body’s hormone levels, which are typically obtained through blood tests preformed by a lab.
After reviewing your lab results the physician’s recommendations for the treatment of andropause usually will include Hormone Replacement Therapy using Bioidentical Hormones and testosterone. Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a treatment for men with low testosterone who want to boost their health and overall wellbeing.
Boulder Andropause Specialist Carrie Ballas, FNP-C can prescribe Hormone Replacement Therapy in various forms including gels, creams, patches, injections and pellets.
- Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for men can include:
- Improved sexual performance
- Improved lipid and cholesterol levels
- Improved prostate health
- Improved blood sugar balance
- Improved mood and outlook
- Increased focus and concentration
- More strength and energy
- Improved well being
- Greater libido
- Reduced aches and pains
- Better quality of sleep
- Improved muscle mass