Can Men Benefit from Hormone Replacement Therapy?
As men and women age, our hormone levels naturally decrease. This can lead to fatigue, reduced energy, weight gain, and a loss of libido – and contrary to popular belief, this impacts both men and women. Having proper hormone balance is vital to rejuvenate, regenerate, and restore the well-being of our bodies so we can function with optimal energy.
At Atlanta Medical Institute, Dr. Jeff Semel helps Atlanta, GA and surrounding area men and women correct their hormonal imbalances so they can live a life full of energy and well-being. Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, our team is able to identify individual imbalances and create a hormone replacement therapy plan to raise low hormone levels.
Do I have low hormone levels?
You may have low hormone levels without even knowing it. Many of us walk through life feeling tired, lethargic, or moody without giving it a second thought. These feelings, however, could be a sign of a hormone imbalance. Both men and women tend to have the following symptoms of hormonal imbalance:
- Low energy
- Weight gain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Low libido
Men may experience muscle loss, difficulty working out, and erectile dysfunction in addition to the above symptoms. While some of these symptoms may be confused for natural signs of aging, they can often be treated with hormone therapy.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is performed on numerous women and men to help them identify where their hormone deficiencies are coming from so they can raise their hormone levels. Hormone replacement therapy uses tried-and-true prescription medications to naturally bring hormones back into balance.
At the beginning of hormone replacement therapy, you’ll meet with one of our talented doctors to discuss your symptoms, medical history, family history, medications, and more. We’ll also perform a physical and get a urine and/or blood sample for further information. From there, we’ll establish what hormone levels are low and create a unique treatment plan just for you. We’ll check in with you in a few weeks and make adjustments as necessary to get your levels just right. In time, you should start to see these symptoms diminish and may even notice a youthful-looking glow to your skin.
Can men benefit from hormone replacement therapy?
Many think hormone levels only impact women as they reach menopause. Contrary to popular belief, however, it certainly can impact both men and women of varying ages. In fact, men’s testosterone levels peak in their late teens, so hormone replacement therapy could be great for them if they’re experiencing any of these symptoms of imbalance as they age. Testicular hormones, adrenal hormones (stress, energy, immune system), thyroid, and body systems (prolactin and luteinizing, zinc, vitamin C, and more) can all be tested and treated in men at Atlanta Medical Institute. With hormone replacement therapy, men may experience such benefits as:
- Boost in libido
- Muscle growth
- Improved energy levels
- Reduction of body fat
- Better workouts
- Reduced fatigue
Dr. Jeff Semel is an accomplished doctor who has a lot of experience treating men and women with hormonal imbalances. If you or a loved one suffers from any common symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, including fatigue, muscle loss, moodiness, low energy, or more, you may benefit from hormone replacement therapy at Atlanta Medical Institute. For more information on hormone imbalances or to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Jeff Semel, contact our Atlanta, GA office today.