Regain Vitality, Strength, and Libido
When hormone levels fall to unhealthy levels it often causes the following symptoms among men:
- memory loss or poor memory
- mood swings
- inability to focus
- loss of bone density
- low stamina
- low levels of immunity
- lack of skin elasticity
- joint pain
Traditionally, these symptoms have often been regarded as normal signs of aging. We now know that treating these hormone imbalances can solve these symptoms. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men (BHRT) is based on a deep understanding of the importance of male hormone balance and harmony.
Restore Male Hormone Harmony with BHRT
At J. Gruber Health Solutions, we work with you to correctly balance your hormones. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men (BHRT) utilizes hormones that are identical on a molecular level, to restore the natural hormones that should be present in your body.
As a leading expert in the anti-aging field, Dr. Gruber will assess your baseline hormone levels and restore your ideal hormone balance.
Benefits of BHRT for Men
By restoring hormones to appropriate levels, BHRT can help men regain:
- higher energy levels
- better sex drive
- increased muscle mass
- restored muscle tone
- enhanced memory
- improved mood
- reduced depression
- greater stamina
- strong immune system
- better skin elasticity
Low Testosterone/Low T FAQs
Testosterone is a sex hormone that plays important roles in the body. Though produced in both men and women, it is considered to be the “male hormone” and is found in much higher concentrations in men. It is responsible for many of the secondary characteristics in men like a deep voice and chest hair. It also regulates many aspects of daily life. Optimal testosterone levels have both physical and psychological benefits.
Testosterone helps maintain a number of important bodily functions, including sex drive, sperm production, muscle and bone mass, and fat distribution. Because testosterone affects so many things, its decrease can have a significant impact. Unfortunately, testosterone production typically decreases as you get older beginning at around age 30.
Common causes of low testosterone in men include chronic health conditions like diabetes, pituitary gland problems, or genetic disorders. Other causes include trauma to the testes or steroid use that actually prevent the testes from producing testosterone. Factors that may contribute to low testosterone include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, alcohol and drug use, and certain prescription medication.
Lower testosterone levels are associated with a poorer quality of life and men with low testosterone can experience a variety of symptoms. Effects include decreased muscle and bone mass, increased body fat, loss of aerobic capacity, extreme fatigue, mood changes such as decreased energy and increased irritability, loss of competitive drive, and hair loss. In addition, because testosterone fuels a man’s sex drive, if he is low on testosterone, he will likely become less interested in having sex. Many men believe that their loss of interest in sex is simply due to getting older; however, a reduced desire for sex and fewer erections are also a sign of low testosterone.
Proper diagnosis of low testosterone is important since many of the symptoms can be indicative of other medical problems. A functional medicine doctor will diagnose low testosterone based on a physical exam, a review of symptoms, and blood tests. To ensure an accurate diagnosis, all types of testosterone should be measured, including total, free, and bio-available, as well as estrogen and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. Treatment includes restoring declining levels through the use of Bioidential Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Types of treatments include topical creams, pellets that are inserted under the skin that slowly release testosterone, and subcutaneous or intramuscular injections. Once treatment begins, noticeable improvements usually occur within a few weeks. Continuous treatment and monitoring is required to maintain optimal levels.
When we talk about bio-identical hormones it means we are replacing the hormones in your body molecule for molecule with hormones as identical as possible to hormones that your body is missing.
The Women’s Health Initiative Study showed that traditional HRT (not bio-identical, or BHRT) with synthetic estrogen and progestin (non-bio-identical estrogen and progesterone) may not be safe as these hormones can potentially cause increased risk of breast cancer, blood clots and cardiovascular disease. However, BHRT is very safe when administered by an experienced professional, and when hormones are prescribed in the correct form and dosage and closely monitored.
BHRT has been used in Europe for over 60 years without increased risk of breast cancer or cardiovascular events. In addition, there is typically weight loss with BHRT as well as reported overall improved well-being and quality of life.
Bio-identical hormones have the same molecular structure as hormones produced in the body, and thus have relatively few side effects. When using BHRT we are not introducing any new foreign substances to the body. We are regulating what is supposed to be there naturally. If side effects occur, they are largely tied to dosing issues. At J. Gruber Health Solutions, we closely monitor and evaluate each patient to ensure correct doses for proper balancing.
By keeping your hormones balanced, BHRT will allow you to optimize the way you feel and look for your age. Once you stop utilizing BHRT, hormone levels quickly revert to their pre-treatment state and all benefits will quickly disappear. Many people who utilize BHRT choose to stay on the supplements indefinitely.