What Is Andropause?
Similar to when a woman’s ovaries stop the production of hormones, andropause is when a man’s testosterone levels decrease. Hormonal imbalance in men can be brought on by andropause. Even the most common andropause symptoms can be life-altering. Andropause symptoms include low libido, decreased sexual function, and sleep disturbances. Anxiousness and low mood, which are often intolerable and tremendously reduce quality of life, are also male menopause symptoms.
What Is BHRT?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT, may replace those hormones lost during andropause using hormones that resemble the hormones present in the human body.
What Is BHRT Pellet Therapy?
BHRT pellet therapy from BioTE® Medical is based on bioidentical hormones that are similar to those already present in the human body. After determining a patient’s individual needs by a series of blood tests. Each pellet therapy is customized for every individual patient and releases hormones consistently over time.
What Is the Process of Pellet Insertion Like?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using pellets involves an in-office pellet insertion, designed to be as comfortable as possible. But before prescribing pellet therapy, a certified BioTE provider will run a full panel of blood tests to confirm that a patient is suffering from male andropause. Following these tests, a provider will customize pellet therapy for the patient and isolate an area for subcutaneous insertion. A pellet is inserted into a tiny incision and covered. These pellets then are absorbed into the body, providing consistent relief from male menopause (or andropause) symptoms.
How Can BHRT Help With Andropause Symptoms?
The most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men are often disregarded until they impact quality of life so severely that treatment is aggressively sought out. Some of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men include:
- Low Energy
- Weight Gain
- Brain Fog
- Decreased Sexual Performance
- Inability to Maintain Muscle Mass
- Low Mood
- Elevated Blood Sugar
- Abnormal Heart Conditions
- Decreased Bone Density