Hormone Replacement Therapy

What Men Need to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement TherapyThe declined energy, strength, and sexual drive of reaching middle age was once viewed as an inevitable part of life — but no more. With hormone replacement therapy (HRT), men can maintain a fulfilling and vibrant life for years to come.

Let’s look at a few benefits of HRT for men and shed light on the importance of addressing low testosterone levels, also referred to as “Low T.”

What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy? 

For men, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) involves restoring and balancing hormone levels, particularly testosterone.

As men age, testosterone levels naturally decline, leading to myriad symptoms including fatigue and decreased muscle mass. HRT increases testosterone levels to supplement the male body’s natural hormone production and alleviate these symptoms.

It can be delivered through various methods such as topical gels, injections, or pellets implanted under the skin.

Benefits of HRT for Men

HRT offers a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional health benefits for men who choose to address their hormone deficiencies.

Key advantages include improved physical well-being, like increased lean body mass and strength, reductions in body fat, and generally higher energy levels. Many patients also experience enhanced sexual health, with an increased sex drive and greater sexual performance and stamina.

But there are also general benefits to both mental health and long-term problems. While many men with hormone replacement therapy report better focus and improved mood, they also receive increased bone density, lower blood cholesterol levels, and a reduced risk of heart disease.

Understanding Low Testosterone (Low T)

As men age, their testosterone levels naturally decline, with the dip usually becoming more noticeable during middle age. However, low T levels can affect men in their 20s and 30s, too.

It’s critical to address Low T early on as it increases the risk of certain medical conditions and can impact your quality of life.

Low testosterone, or Low T, can lead to myriad symptoms. They include:

  • Decreased libido
  • Irritability
  • Night sweats
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Reduced muscle mass

Hormone Replacement Therapy Options

At the Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg, we personalize every patient’s hormone therapy to address their symptoms and concerns.

Options include topical testosterone gels that are applied daily, intramuscular injections administered weekly, or testosterone pellet insertion every 4-6 months.

Schedule a HRT Consultation 

Hormone Replacement Therapy can help men improve their physical and mental well-being while overcoming any issues they experience from low testosterone levels.

If you are experiencing symptoms of Low T or are interested in exploring hormone replacement therapy options, consult with the Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg.

Schedule an appointment today online or call us at (601) 296-3405 to speak with a medical professional about the best approach for your needs.