One of the reasons I switched from the traditional medicine model to Direct Primary Care (DPC) is because I was tired of watching people suffer when they didn’t need to. For example, male hormone imbalance is a very real thing. It can cause disruptions to your work life, family life, and sex life (and more so if you have erectile dysfunction).
There’s a straightforward solution to male hormone imbalance, and that’s BHRT. But BHRT isn’t always accessible in the conventional model. Never fear, men. I’ve got your back!
Before diving into BHRT, I want to start by acknowledging the challenges men with hormone imbalance face. You may be familiar with erectile dysfunction (ED), but there’s more to hormone imbalance than just having trouble getting and keeping an erection (as if that weren’t enough!).
If you have Low-T, then you know that hormone imbalance symptoms run the gamut and can include:
- A decrease in body hair, including beard growth
- Breast tenderness
- Gynecomastia (development of breast tissue)
- Hot flashes
- Loss of bone mass (osteoporosis)
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight gain
Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Even one of them can be life-altering – imagine dealing with a combo of them!
Did You Cause This?
Here’s the good news and the bad news. You didn’t directly cause your Low-T or other hormone deficiency. Decreases in hormones are a natural occurrence. And hormone imbalance can occur at any point in a man’s life – even as early as his 30s. Your body actually decreases testosterone production by 1% after age 30!
And it’s not just testosterone we’re talking about. Other hormones that can be out of balance are cortisol, insulin, and Human Growth Hormone. In fact, by age 40, you’ll only have about half of your original growth hormones. By age 80? Only 5%.
Aside from aging, other factors that can trigger hormone imbalance symptoms or cause hormone imbalance include:
- Low activity levels
- Poor diet choices
- Increased stress levels
Many of these symptoms, including ED, may occur no matter how healthy a lifestyle you embrace. That’s where I come in.
Men! You Don’t Have to Suffer From Hormone Imbalance!
I know you’re looking for a way to fix this problem, and I have a solution. It will take a commitment and some work, but the results will be worth it.
So – here’s a step-by-step solution to overcoming your symptoms:
- Admit it’s happening and that you need help.
- Make an appointment with me.
- Come to your appointment ready to discuss your medical history, family history, and symptoms – including erectile dysfunction if necessary. I’ve heard it all before – nothing to be embarrassed about.
- Get the lab tests that I order.
- Follow the treatment plan that I set out. This may include lifestyle changes, supplements, and BHRT.
BHRT stands for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Subcutaneous bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses bioidentical hormones derived from natural, plant-based substances to rebalance your hormones. Because these hormones come from nature, they metabolize better than traditional synthetic hormones. I can deliver BHRT in pellets inserted under your skin – or via pills or patches.
Don’t believe you can afford to get your hormones back in balance? I would ask you whether you can afford not to. And to help you, I’ve made Hormone Optimization accessible with our HOT Membership packages!