Hormones regulate many bodily functions, from your metabolism to your libido. As you age, your body changes and hormone levels decrease, causing weight gain, hair loss, erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, and more. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help. Hormone specialist Robert Marshall, MD, offers BHRT at Tru-Male Medical in Oak Brook, Illinois, to men seeking restored youthful vitality. Call the office or request a consultation online today to find out what BHRT can do for you.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?
Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones your body naturally produces. Your hormone levels change as you get older, and BHRT helps stop the symptoms that come with low hormones.
Bioidentical hormones are plant-based and developed to match hormones like testosterone that your body no longer produces like it once did.
For men, low testosterone is the most noticeable change that comes with age. Testosterone is the male hormone that regulates sex drive, muscle mass, and more. If you have low testosterone, you might have low energy, low libido, and other frustrating symptoms.
BHRT replaces testosterone and other hormones that your body lacks. BHRT is available in a variety of forms, including oral medication, injections, and skin patches. Dr. Marshall works with you to help you find the right treatment method and dosage for best results.
What can BHRT treat?
The effects of decreased hormone levels can be annoying and unpleasant, negatively impacting your quality of life.
Hormone replacement therapy replaces the hormones your body stopped producing, including testosterone, effectively treating many negative symptoms of age. BHRT treats:
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hair loss
- Weight gain or loss of muscle mass
- Mood swings
Tru-Male Medical offers insulin-like growth factor (IGF) replacement in addition to BHRT to boost overall wellness. Shown to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, IGF replacement helps you stay healthier and enjoy life longer.
What can I expect with BHRT?
Dr. Marshall offers customized BHRT plans for patients who want more energy and better performance. You don’t have to accept fatigue and low libido as a part of getting older. BHRT restores your body’s hormonal balance to manage the unpleasant symptoms of aging.
Dr. Marshall recommends a treatment plan to fit your needs based on your unique symptoms and medical history. Many men report significant improvement in energy levels, sex drive, and overall feeling of well-being once beginning BHRT.
Aging is a natural process, but you don’t have to live a life that’s not satisfactory. If you suffer from fatigue or decreased sexual performance, BHRT might be right for you. Book your first appointment online or by phone to start feeling better today.