BHRT men are starting to hear more about hormone replacement. As a result, more men are taking action and seeking out medical advice about bioidentical hormones

Men and BHRT

Common reasons men don't start HRT...

  • HRT is perceived as unnecessary.

  • Men sometimes prefer not to take medications.

  • Fear of side effects.

  • Men typically don't know much about HRT.

Reasons men do start HRT...

  • Helps with erectile function.

  • Help for weight control, weight loss, and muscle building.

  • Relief of symptoms like fatigue.

What are hormones?

Hormones are chemical messengers produced by the endocrine glands throughout your body. 

Endocrine glands receive signals from your brain telling them how to oversee various functions within your body. 

The endocrine system is responsible for regulation of the body's temperature, sexual desires, growth, healing, aging, and the function of the immune system. It allows the central nervous system to communicate with every cell in the body. 

The endocrine system essentially connects the nervous system to the rest of the body. 

Hormones basically control everything. 

A predictable increase in hormones occurs at about middle age. 

There are some hormones that decline with aging and some that don't. 

Hormone deficiencies cause diseases such as...

  • Osteoporosis

  • Colon Cancer

  • Heart Disease - leading cause of death

  • Cognitive Decline

  • Alzheimer's

  • Stroke

  • Tooth Loss

  • Macular Degeneration

Men didn't know that much about hormone replacement in the last decade. 

Benefits and Risks of BHRT Men

Risks of BHRT...

  • Risks aren't entirely known.

  • There's a small chance of increased hormone related cancer.

  • Younger individuals with higher endogenous hormone levels may have increased cancer risk.

Benefits of BHRT...

  • Lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Keeping testosterone within adequate levels.

  • Lower the risk of other cognitive malfunctions.

  • Decreases the chances of cardio-vascular disease.

  • Lower risk of osteoporosis.

  • Slower appearance of aging.

  • Better maintained libido and sex drive.

Route of Administration

You can't just apply the cream anywhere. 

This is closest to natural. 

Many BHRT experts believe the best delivery is transmucosal application (labial tissues or anal tissues). You may actually get better results from rotating application to these two sites, but be sure your cream does not contain any suspect ingredients. 

This is the next closest to natural. 

For best results, apply to thin skin areas (areas where you blush). Apply at different times alternating thin skin areas such as inner arms, behind the knees, chest, neck, torso, and upper back. 

It's important to rotate sites because of pooling of the hormone that prevents even absorption. 

How long should men stay on testosterone?

The length of time men should stay on testosterone is measured by the risk vs. the benefit. 

The risks of staying on testosterone look very low. The benefits of staying on testosterone are tremendous. 

Heart disease, Alzheimer's, and protecting the prostate are all tremendous benefits and far outweigh the risks. 

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