The hormone responsible for deep vibrating voices, muscle mass, and facial and body hair in men is called testosterone. As part of the natural aging process, the level of testosterone decreases as well as the production of sperm. This causes them to experience numerous symptoms including:
- Decreased Libido
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Loss of Morning Erections
- Hot Flashes
- Lack of Energy
- Mood Swings
- Loss of Muscle Mass
- Increased Body Far
- Impaired Memory
Do these symptoms ring a bell? Yes, they do. You might have noticed that they are quite similar with the symptoms of menopausal. But what are these symptoms doing in the section of Men’s Health? To enlighten you, men also undergo a type of menopausal called andropause. This condition occurs due to the decrease of testosterone in males.
Since the problem with andropause is hormones, it can be reversed by introducing hormone into the body through the use of hormone replacement therapy. Aside from that, lifestyle modification such as increased frequency of exercise, stress reduction and proper nutrition can help.
As for hormonal treatment, there is a variety of testosterone forms for you to choose from, including:
- Skin Patches
-this allows a slow, steady release if the hormone into the blood stream
- Testosterone Gel
-applied directly to the skin as a topical solution
-not advisable for men with liver or kidney dysfunctions
- Testosterone Injections
At Chancy Drugs, we create personalized compounded medications to avoid unwanted side effects that synthetic hormones give. A natural form of the hormone is the type that we utilize in Human Hormone Replacement Therapy (HHRT) which is safer.
If by any chance you are experiencing any of the symptoms we’ve stated above, give us a call at Chancy Drugs at 229-245-9922 and we’ll discuss what’s best for you with your primary physician.