What is male hormone therapy?
Male hormone therapy focuses on a natural hormone produced by the body. It is the major male sex hormone and is responsible for the development of male sex organs, sexual drive, bone and muscle improvement, mood, and energy levels. It is a naturally occurring hormone produced in the testicles by the Leydig cells. LH (luteinizing hormone) stimulates the Leydig cells to produce a man’s own main male hormone.
As men age, their hormone levels naturally decline. This decrease may lead to a decrease in sexual drive, mood, muscle improvement and energy levels. Bone density can decrease and heart disease risk goes up with low hormone levels. Male hormones are super important hormone for men! It is not just a sex hormone.
The FDA estimates that as many as 18 million American men may have low hormone levels that fall below the normal range. If a man’s body is producing too little of this natural hormone it can cause a condition commonly called “Low T”
What is Low T?
Low male hormone level is simply the name of the condition in which the male body is not producing enough male hormones, or there is not enough free (the active form) hormones. Some people call this “male menopause.” Since male hormones are so important, Low T can have wide ranging effects.
Low male hormone levels are associated with several chronic medical conditions including depression, obesity, erectile dysfunction, brittle bones, and cardiovascular disease.
Checking for Low T, is as simple as a blood test. It should be noted that only one half to two thirds of men with Low T report symptoms.
If you think you may have a low male hormone levels, we have a number of options to screen for this:
- Basic male hormone levels and PSA check – This is our most basic lab screening panel that includes a basic hormone level and PSA check. The cost for this is $89.00
- Complete male hormone and Vitamin D level – This lab panel checks your free and total level, as well as you vitamin D level. It is a much more complete view of your hormone level production and Vitamin D is very important in Men’s health and a normal Vitamin D level is crucial for normal function. Over 80% of the population in the US is deficient in Vitamin D. The cost for this panel is $139.00.
What is Male Hormone Replacement?
Many of the problems associated with Low T can be overcome by hormone replacement therapy. About 90% of men who undergo hormone replacement report seeing improvement. This can be done with injections, creams, or pellets.
A small amount of male hormone is injected into the body, approximately every 7 to 9 days. This is a well-studied and safe way to raise and maintain a healthy hormone level. During your treatment, you will be carefully monitored to ensure you maintain healthy hormone levels.
How can this treatment help me?
Male hormone levels in a healthy normal range (600 to 900) can help increase and promote:
- Muscle Mass
- Stronger Erections
- Bone strength
- Mental focus
- Memory improvement
- Better general health
Male hormone level in a healthy normal range can help diminish:
- Overall Body Fat