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Therapeutics for Men

Hormonal Imbalance in Men
While not often commonly discussed, men also suffer from hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalance in men can come in four (4) different main types:
Andropause, which is often commonly called “menopause for men,” causes a significant decline in testosterone levels in men as they age. Andropause also causes depression, fatigue, and weakness with lower testosterone levels.

  • Adrenal fatigue is a type of hormonal balance that isn’t age-reliant and is associated with extreme and chronic levels of stress. The adrenal glands within the body are responsible for creating the biochemical cortisol, the critical product in counteracting stress. However, with excess stress levels, the adrenal glands will weaken and exhaust themselves, incapable of producing enough cortisol. This will, in turn, cause other hormones’ levels to drop below a satisfactory level, which can be especially troublesome in a man’s older age. Symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue are difficulty concentrating, chronic tiredness, and difficulty getting out of bed.
  • Hyperthyroidism is an excess of thyroid hormone in the body. It occurs when the thyroid gland produces more than what is required by the body and is often caused by Graves’ Disease (an autoimmune disorder), thyroiditis, thyroid inflammation, or excessive iodine in the male’s diet. Hyperthyroidism also comes with problems such as a rapid heart rate, anxiety, irritability, difficulty sleeping, and nervousness.
  • Hypothyroidism, not to be confused with hyperthyroidism, as mentioned earlier, is another type of hormone imbalance. As one can guess, this is when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone within the body. The most common cause of this is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder. Symptoms associated with hypothyroidism are hair loss, unexplained weight gain, slow heart rate, carpal tunnel syndrome, and an increased sensitivity to the cold.

What Is Involved in Therapy?
The therapy process is devised after an evaluation with our specialists. This helps us build a personalized therapy plan tailored to patients and their needs. Reports and research show that this method yields the best results for patients as it focuses directly on their needs and ailments and creates an individualized treatment plan for them.

Is Hormone Optimization Safe?
Yes, hormone optimization is entirely safe. Treatment plans will either utilize bio-identical hormones, which are as natural as our bodies produce, or medication to enhance the hormones within our bodies.