by Dr. Connie Casebolt MD
When we hear about hormone imbalance we tend to picture menopausal women suffering through hot flashes and mood swings. Although most women do experience hormonal imbalance, men can suffer from it as well. Though not as well known, male hormone imbalance can be just as difficult to treat. In fact, many men who struggle with hormonal imbalance are turning to bioidentical hormone replacement with great success.
Bioidentical hormones are developed from naturally occurring sources and have an identical molecular structure to the hormones the body naturally produces. Replacing low hormone levels with an identical molecular match is a safer and more effective alternative to conventional synthetic hormones. For men, there are many symptoms that can be improved or even eliminated by using bioidentical hormone replacement.
Heart disease and Type 2 diabetes are two of the top causes of death in the United States. While there are many possible causes for both of these, low testosterone could be partially to blame. Bioidentical hormone replacement can help.
Depressed? Irritable? Unable to focus? All of these are symptoms of male hormonal imbalance. Bioidentical hormone replacement can balance levels which will improve mood and mental clarity.
One of the most common fears men face as they age is being forced to deal with erectile dysfunction and low sex drive. These issues can lead to less frequent sexual encounters and can put strain on relationships. Sometimes these issues are due to a decrease in hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement may be able to help patients regain or maintain a healthy, active sex life.
Low testosterone, as well as other male hormonal imbalances, can be treated to improve quality of life for patients. To learn more about Forum Health schedule a free 15-minute patient consultation, call 855.976.5578.