Many people are familiar with hormone replacement therapy, or HRT because it is a common treatment used to manage menopause symptoms in women. But HRT is not just for women. Men with hormonal imbalances can also benefit from hormone replacement.
Men with hormonal imbalances are candidates for HRT. The most common type of hormone imbalance in men is low testosterone (low-T).
As men age, their levels of testosterone, the male sex hormone, naturally decline. However, when low testosterone is unrelated to age, it is due to hypogonadism, in which the testicles do not produce enough testosterone. Men with low hypogonadism may experience symptoms such as:
Hormone testing performed by an experienced hormone therapy consultant is the only way to confirm that testosterone insufficiency is causing your symptoms. If testing confirms the diagnosis, your doctor will discuss treatment options with you. Testosterone replacement therapy is the most effective treatment for hormonal imbalances like low-T.
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While it is not a cure, the goal of HRT is to counteract symptoms and improve the quality of life. Individuals who are prescribed male hormone replacement therapy may experience the following benefits: