Bioidentical hrt for Men
As men age, they gradually produce less testosterone. This dip in hormone production can result in “andropause,” the male equivalent of menopause. Symptoms of andropause can include:
- Weight gain
- Decreased libido
- Loss of muscle mass
- Depression or irritability
- Sleep disturbances
- Memory loss
Dr. Siporin can assess your current hormone production levels using a simple blood test. Together, you can decide whether you might benefit from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy replenishes hormones with natural versions of these powerful substances. Bio-identical hormones (as opposed to synthetic) are molecularly identical to those that are present in the human body.
Although there is considerable controversy over whether bio-identical hormones are safer than synthetic versions, it stands to reason that the hormone your body produces naturally might be better tolerated and utilized than one that “sort of” resembles it. Bio-identical versions of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, estradiol and estriol make it possible for Dr. Siporin to design a complete program of hormone replacement for any patient, male or female.