Men experience a similar decline in hormone levels that women experience when they go through menopause. This is known as andropause in men, and this change occurs more slowly starting around the age of 30. Testosterone levels in men typically drop about one percent per year. These lower levels of testosterone play a critical role in the quality and quantity of life in males. The decline in testosterone levels have been shown to be a risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
The goal of hormone replacement (HRT) in men is to restore the body’s natural testosterone level back to “normal,” keeping in mind that normal is a range and the patient’s symptoms need to be addressed as well. There are different forms of testosterone, but the other forms have harmful side effects and don’t have all of the benefits of replacing exactly what the body has always produced. Using the exact same molecule as the body produces is called bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Pharmacy Solutions compounds several dosage forms of testosterone. Testosterone can be compounded into transdermal creams, sublingual tablets, and pellets.
PREVALENCE OF LOW TESTOSTERONE
It has been reported that around 39% of men 45 years or older will have low testosterone levels—that is, levels that are lower than 300ng/ml. Men 60 years or older have a 50% chance of having low testosterone.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF LOW TESTOSTERONE
Loss of muscle mass
Decreased morning erections
Increased body fat
Loss of bone
Diminished work performance
BENEFITS OF NATURAL TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT
Improved psychological well being
Increased strength and stature
Preservation of bone mass
Decreased cardiovascular risk and disease
Improved erectile functions
Increased muscle mass
Decreased body fat
TESTOSTERONE USP (THE NATURAL TESTOSTERONE)
Natural testosterone listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia
Bio-identical to testosterone found in the human body
Well absorbed topically from transdermal creams
Can be used sublingually (under the tongue) in tablet form
Can be implanted under the skin in a pellet form once every three to four months
Alpha Men’s Clinic is an advocate of promoting men’s health.
Our mission for HRT in men is to provide education and information on men’s health issues, regarding testosterone supplementation and prostate health.
ADAMS Questionnaire about symptoms of Low Testosterone
(Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male)
Do you have decease in libido (sex drive)?
Do you have a lack of energy?
Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance?
Have you lost height?
Have you noticed a decreased “enjoyment of life?’
Are you sad and/or grumpy?
Are you erections less strong?
Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports?
Are you falling asleep after dinner?
Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance?
If you Answer Yes to number 1 or 7 or if you answer Yes to more than 3 questions you may have Low Testosterone. REVIEW SCORE