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    hormonal-imbalance-manHormone imbalance in men

    Declining hormone levels in men are common as they age. High stress levels and poor fitness and nutrition habits paired with an increased life expectancy take their toll on the male body. With your hormone-producing glands being forced to work harder and longer, it is no wonder that hormones become imbalanced over time.

    In men, this hormone imbalance is usually most noticeable in the testosterone and cortisol (the stress hormone) hormone levels. With testosterone and cortisol levels out of the normal range, men experience a range of andropause symptoms.

    Symptoms of male hormone imbalance (Andropause)

    • Reduced physical endurance
    • Decreased muscle mass and strength
    • Abdominal obesity
    • Decreased stamina
    • Decreased bone mass
    • Osteoporosis
    • Wrinkles and an aged appearance
    • Memory problems
    • Poor concentration
    • Decreased psychological wellbeing
    • Depression
    • Mood swings
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Increased urge to urinate
    • Decreased urine flow
    • Prostate hypertrophy
    • Fatigue
    • Hair loss
    • Irritability
    • Low sex drive (decreased libido)
    • Sleep disturbances
    • Increased risk for cardiovascular disease

    None of these symptoms are just “signs of old age”. Andropause is one of the most unrecognized health conditions in men. Men experience a decline in testosterone which equates to the hormone changes that occur in women during menopause. Menopause is usually sudden, being very obvious, while andropause is generally more subtle, and changes are adaptable therefore they often go unnoticed. Testosterone, the predominant male hormone, decreases gradually throughout life, starting in the 20′s. At the age of 70, the level of testosterone is only 10% of that at age 18-20.

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    Hormone replacement therapy for men

    Men experiencing male menopause symptoms are also benefiting from Rejuvenate Doctors hormone replacement therapy program. For men, andropause (the male menopause) happens gradually and when diagnosed, the symptoms are successfully treated using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

    Hormones tested for hormonal balance in men:

    • Testosterone
    • DHEA
    • Estradiol hormone levels
    • Sex hormone binding globulin hormone levels (SHBG). Also known as testosterone-estrogen binding globulin.
    • In early andropause we also check for LH and FSH levels.

    man-hrtHormone balancing is easy

    At Rejuvenate Doctor hormonal imbalances in men are detected by medical testing. Medical testing evaluates all major hormones (sex hormones, adrenal hormones and thyroid hormones) to determine which are out of optimal range. All hormones in the body work in synergy, if only a few hormones are replaced, the imbalance of other hormones may actually worsen. Rejuvenate Doctor integrates bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with proper fitness and nutrition for patients suffering from hormone imbalances. As your hormones, nutrition, fitness and lifestyle improve you will start to feel like your old self again with improved energy levels, increased sexual desire and an overall zest for life!

     

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