Hormone Therapy for Men and Low Testosterone

Men begin losing testosterone at the rate of 1-3% per year beginning at age 30. Current medical research now defines a male equivalent to menopause as Andropause. Because the testosterone used is totally natural, it is ideal for men wanting the benefits of a bioidentical hormone, without the drawbacks of a synthetic. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include fatigue, lack of mental acuity, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving, or sustaining erection. Men may also find themselves lacking in sexual desire, gaining weight, losing muscle mass and feeling sluggish, depressed and irritable. Yet, they believe they must endure these body and hormonal changes as part of aging.

Some of the symptoms that can result from male hormone decline include:

  • Tired & fatigued
  • Moody
  • Anxiety
  • Increased tension
  • Insomnia
  • Memory loss
  • Decreased mental clarity
  • Joint pain
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Depression

Replacing hormones with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may have a great effect on a man’s health, and bioidentical testosterone can help to improve health and increase the quality of life in men.

Some of the benefits may include:

  • Enhanced Libido & Desire
  • Physical Rejuvenation
  • Cardiovascular Protection
  • Strong Bones & Muscle Mass
  • Increased Exercise Endurance
  • Increased Insulin Sensitivity
  • Cognitive Clarity
  • Relief of Depression
  • Cholesterol Lowering
  • Reduced Body Fat
  • Increased Energy & Vitality
  • Enhanced Erectile Ability

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has changed the way that men experience aging and hormone decline. Many men are now seeking out hormone replacement in order to correct hormonal deficiencies. Bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones produced in the human body, and men can experience the benefits without the harsh side effects. Men have been able to reduce or eliminate many symptoms and conditions associated with male hormone decline.

Some of the conditions that bioidentical hormone therapy for men can improve include:


In men, hormones can begin to decline as early as age 30, and this decline continues to occur at a rate of around 1% each year until men reach the 4th or 5th decade. When men enter into their 4th or 5th decades, hormones take a steep drop, and men can experience the phase known as andropause. During this time, men can experience hair loss, insomnia, abdominal weight gain, muscle atrophy, poor workout performances, loss of stamina and endurance, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, fatigue, irritability, low libido, erectile dysfunction, and night sweats.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a common problem among men that are in the 40’s and 50’s or that are going through andropause. Hormone decline may be responsible for erectile dysfunction because of the way it affects blood flow. A lack of hormones may cause blood to have more difficulty flowing smoothly, which can lead to issues in achieving an erection. Restoring hormone balance can restore sexual function and increase overall libido.

Low Testosterone

Testosterone is made in the leydig cells of the testicles, and when these cells cannot produce enough of this hormone, men can experience a deficiency. Low testosterone can occur at any point during a man’s life, and factors such as stress, aging, poor nutrition, and lack of exercise can lead to a lack of testosterone production. Symptoms of low testosterone can include low libido, erectile dysfunction, anemia, muscle atrophy, increased body fat, poor workout performances, and reduced stamina or endurance.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has helped countless numbers of men to improve their overall health and reduce uncomfortable symptoms. Many men have been able to live life more fully thanks to bioidentical hormone replacement.

To learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy and how it can help alleviate low testosterone and andropausal symptoms, call Colleen McCleery, M.D. of Exuberan by Virtua in New Jersey today to schedule your consultation.