Hormone Replacement For Men

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Men (BHRT)

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, BHRT for Men

Low testosterone levels are present in 30 – 40% of men between the ages of 45 – 55 and may be present even earlier.

Head trauma or concussions are a common reason for low testosterone in younger men.

Other conditions indicating low testosterone are obesity, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and erectile dysfunction.

For men struggling with low testosterone levels, getting in the mood may not be as easy as it used to be but bio-identical hormone therapy for men can help – and has benefits beyond those offered by the notorious little blue pill. But low testosterone levels don’t always manifest themselves in a sexual manner.

Optimum testosterone levels can help men experience a more positive outlook on life, increased energy, improved mood, sharper mental acuity as well as restoring their sex life.

Symptoms of low testosterone levels:

  • Decrease in sexual desire and function
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of motivation
  • Decreased muscle mass and strength
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain, especially in midsection
  • Loss of vitality

Call 403.265.4142 to discuss if the men’s healthy hormone program is appropriate for your needs.

Men’s Healthy Hormone Program

Appointment #1: 00 minutes

  • Review of your medical history, medications and current supplements
  • Targeted, complete physical to check for medical conditions that might affect your weight, mood and brain health as well as signs of hormone deficiency
  • Lifestyle changes, exercise and suggested reading will be discussed
  • Blood work requisition form provided 

Testing included in the program:

  • Heart Rate Variability Testing – to determine how well your body responds to stress, autonomic nervous system regulation of internal organs,  including the heart, stomach and intestines, and adrenal function
  • Digital Pulse Wave Analysis – a cardiovascular screening test
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) – to measure the biological markers of aging. It also provides information on muscle mass, body fat, cellular function and toxicity

Appointment # 2: 30 minutes

  • Dr. Lizette Lourens will review your results and formalize a customized treatment plan
  • Test results will be thoroughly explained and metabolic correction options will be discussed
  • Further testing may be requested; for example, Vitamin D testing or genetic testing may be recommended to determine health risks
  • Prescriptions may be presented, if needed, and will be evaluated based on other medical conditions present and medications and supplements used
  • The use of supplements and nutraceuticals to address specific problems and the safe use of hormones will be thoroughly explained. While there is an abundance of supplements available on the market, all are not created equal. While on the program we require that you use pharmaceutical grade supplements to ensure optimum results.

Appointment #3: 30 minutes

  • Your third appointment will be approximately three months after you began the program
  • Your progress, challenges, results and next steps will be discussed
  • Prescription refills will be completed, if required
  • Review of additional test results, if necessary. Results from genetic or other functional medicine tests required from previous visits will be reviewed and discussed thoroughly during this appointment

Follow up visits: 20 – 30 minutes

  • Follow up visits will vary depending upon your individual needs

To ensure timeliness, please ensure your next appointment is arranged prior to leaving our office.  After the first three appointments, Facetime or Skype consultations may be used to accommodate your busy schedule.

 

Recommended Resources:

The Blood Sugar Solution – Dr. Mark Hyman

Testosterone for Life – Dr. Abraham Morgentaler

Testosterone Syndrome – Dr.  Eugene Shippen