Hormone Therapy For Men
Andropause, the male form of menopause is more gradual hormone decline than that experienced by women, but it is just as real. It can start as early as age 35 for men but usually can be experienced between the ages of 40 and 55. There are no clear symptoms in early stages because the decline in hormone levels is so gradual. In fact, men often reach their mid-forties before they even notice some of the signs and symptoms.
On average, a man’s testosterone level begins to decline at a rate of 1% per year after age 40. The diagnosis of low testosterone levels must be confirmed by your physician and laboratory testing. Many areas of a person’s lifestyle such as activity, nutrition and stress can affect declining hormone levels.
Some signs and symptoms may include: Reduced Libido, Erectile Dysfunction, Reduced Muscle Mass, Fatigue, Irritability, Depression, Anxiety and more.
TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) may be recommended for men whose testosterone levels are low. Some men have found they are allergic to the sesame oil found in some injectable testosterone products and may need to find a compounded alternative. We can provide many different options such as topical creams, capsules or sublingual dosage forms.
Once your doctor has discussed the test results with you and has approved testosterone therapy, a written prescription will need to be received by our pharmacy. Our compounding pharmacists can use Testosterone USP or Testosterone Propionate to compound numerous dosage forms and at various strengths depending on what your doctor has prescribed for you. We can work with your physician to determine an appropriate strength and a delivery form that would suite you best.