Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men in Philadelphia, PA
Even though hormonal imbalances are usually thought of as a women’s issue, men often suffer from hormonal imbalances, most often testosterone. At World Wellness Health Institute, Dr. Daniel Lebowitz, a board-certified physician, uses hormone replacement therapy for men to treat Low-T and other hormonal issues on men living in and around Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia, PA, who are extremely tired, have unexplained weight gain and a low libido.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men?
Testosterone is the male hormone that is known for developing and maintaining men’s masculine looks and function of their sexual organs. Testosterone is necessary for the following:
- Muscle mass
- Bone mass
- Sex drive
- Sperm production
- Red blood cell production
- Cognitive abilities
- Healthy sleep patterns
In general, men experience about a one percent decrease per year in testosterone starting at about age 30. Those who have a sharper decrease are often diagnosed with Low T. When this happens, they may deal with similar symptoms to those that women have with their own hormonal imbalances. If this occurs, it is recommended to seek treatment with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for men.
HRT for men involves a treatment plan to return testosterone levels to normal. Research shows that HRT for men may considerably improve their health as it increases cell regeneration. Additionally, HRT for men helps them lose excess weight, sleep better, get more energy and see an increase in their sex drive.
Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Men suffering from low testosterone or hypogonadism experience many symptoms that have a negative effect on them physically and emotionally. Hormone replacement therapy for men offers the following benefits:
- Fewer, if any, mood swings
- More energy
- Improved sex drive
- Weight loss, specifically fat loss
- Increase in muscle mass and strength
- Better cognitive function
How is Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men Administered?
For the most part, there are several primary types of hormone replacement therapy for men. To determine which one is the best option, you must consult with a physician. The types of HRT for men include:
- Pellets containing timed-release testosterone may be inserted into a tiny incision typically on the top of the buttocks.
- Injections. Patients may receive injections into muscle tissue every two to three weeks.
- Patches. Patches containing timed-release testosterone may be placed on parts of the body and rotated between the back, arms, buttocks or abdomen.
- Gels. Just as with estrogen, testosterone gels are applied on the shoulders, arms or abdomen.
How Much Does Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men Cost?
The cost of hormone replacement therapy for men varies with each patient depending on the type of treatment chosen by the doctor and patient, as well as the dosage and length of HRT treatment. During a consultation with Dr. Lebowitz, we can discuss the cost with you, as well as payment options including financing through CareCredit®. We will work with you to determine if your health insurance provides any coverage for hormone replacement therapy for men.
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men Right for Me?
If you suffer from any of the symptoms that accompany a consistent drop in testosterone or if you have been diagnosed with hypogonadism, you may want to consider hormone replacement therapy for men. We recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Lebowitz to discuss your issues.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men Consultation
During your consultation with Dr. Lebowitz, he will talk to you about your symptoms and perform an overall health checkup, as well as blood work to see if, in fact, your hormone levels are imbalanced. At that point, he can talk to you about your alternatives including HRT for men and answer any questions you may have.
*Disclaimer: Results cannot be guaranteed and may vary from person to person.
The symptoms of low testosterone and hypogonadism cause many physical and emotional side effects. If you live in Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia, PA or the surrounding areas, and are considering hormone replacement therapy for men, World Wellness Health Institute offers treatment for the symptoms associated with low testosterone. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Daniel Lebowitz, so that you can regain your health and confidence.