Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for men is the therapeutic provision of synthetic hormones to replace those that are no longer produced naturally within the body. In most cases, by effectively returning hormone levels to normal, HRT can successfully combat the effects that are onset by low testosterone.
Testosterone is the primary male hormone produced mainly from the testes, or testicles. The hormone drastically increases as males enter puberty and peaks by early adulthood. It’s responsible for a multitude of major bodily functions, including:
It dramatically decreases. Men over 30 lose between 1 to 1.5 percent of their natural supply of testosterone every year. It’s a slow and natural decline.
So, how does declining testosterone play into aging?
Serum testosterone levels mostly drop when your aging testes increasingly become unable to produce enough of the hormone. Your body and brain gradually start to exhibit the effects—energy wanes, pounds begin to add on around the midsection, your mind and mood fluctuate more, and your appetite for sex diminishes.
If your hormone levels rapidly exceed their natural decline, you could be experiencing what’s known by too many men under several names: Andropause, aka male hypogonadism, aka low testosterone or “low T.”
Low T has also been associated with numerous, sometimes severe health issues, including increased risks of:
Labs will measure your levels of total and free testosterone, PSA, prolactin, and hematocrit levels.
Once the lab has tested your sample, you will have a personal consultation with our Nurse Practitioner. The Nurse Practitioner will review your intake information, your complete medical, social, and family history, as well as the measurements of your hormone levels. At the consulatation we will. discuss how you’re currently feeling, educate you on available medications, and will review those medications and side effects.
Injections and creams or gels
Subcutaneous (SubQ) injection enables you to use a small, insulin pin-sized needle to inject your prescribed dosage into fat tissue around the midsection, upper arm area or thigh. Many providers prefer SubQ injections because:
HRT cream is a topical HRT that’s very effective, especially since it’s generally prescribed for applying to the scrotal area due to its high blood supply and ease of absorption. The cream must be applied daily, and you’ll want to discuss some of the potential drawbacks despite its efficacy. In addition to being potentially messy to apply, it’s a transdermal form of HRT that increases the risks of accidental transference of hormones to another individual
The potential adverse effects of hormone therapy with testosterone can include:
Some potential side effects can be more severe, and if any occur you should immediately consult with your Nurse Practitioner.
Finishline IV Hydration services are now available in Arizona and Nevada. Testing, consulting with a Nurse Practitioner and receiving monthly shipments of HRT medication—is done within the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Cost is dependent upon the dosage and method of HRT prescribed.
The services provided have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The material on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always consult your physician before beginning any therapy program.