Hormone Replacement Therapy
Menopausal Hormone Therapy or Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy
For Men Seeking Vitality
HRT (hormone replacement therapy) is becoming a common treatment for Toronto men seeking vitality. It’s natural for testosterone levels to decrease as men age, especially after 40. Replacement is a fine-tuned, personalized way to balance hormone levels and ensure that you feel your absolute best.
What are the signs you need hormone replacement therapy?
When natural hormone levels diminish, not all men notice changes in how they look or feel. It’s unknown whether testosterone requirements of elderly males equal younger men, and significant decreases may occur before affecting performance. Each person is unique, and combined factors such as lifestyle and medications play a role.
If you notice diminishing androgen (sex hormone) levels, the signs may include:
- Decreased muscle mass and strength
- Diminished bone mass and osteoporosis
- Increased belly fat
- Decreased libido and sexual desire
- Erectile dysfunction
- Brain fog
- Depressed mood
The good news is that you don’t necessarily need to regain the hormone levels of your youth to curb symptoms and restore well-being and vitality. Highly personalized HRT at Sovereign Male means that our specialists work with you to monitor dosage using minimal intervention.
What does HRT involve?
Many people ask what drugs are used for hormone replacement therapy. Depending on individualized testing, a combination of hormones may be compounded to address your specific issues. HRT, including human growth hormone, is available in various formulations.
Creams, gels, pills, injections, patches, and more can make for an easy-to-follow treatment plan.
What is “bioidentical hormone therapy”?
Bioidentical HRT, or natural HRT, involves man-made hormones. Considered safe when prescribed and monitored by experienced physicians, these formulations mimic your hormones and are typically naturally derived.
Men have roughly 10 times the testosterone of women and much less estrogen, so formulating HRT for men is understandably different than for females. Sovereign Male specializes in aesthetic and wellness therapy geared explicitly for men. We treat everything from erectile dysfunction to hair loss through a range of cosmetic surgery and non-invasive treatments. When it comes to restoring the strength and vigour of your optimal health, we can help you get there.
Bioidentical hormones have attributes similar to your natural hormones, and they’re known for easy metabolism compared to synthetic hormones. Being personalized and adjustable, they help prevent some unpleasant side effects for just the right balance.
Testosterone HRT for men
Testosterone is the prominent sex hormone for males. It’s responsible for a long list of critical functions, including:
- Male sexual development
- Reproductive function
- Building muscle and bone
- Maintaining red blood cells
Testosterone also plays a significant role in your thinking, mood, sleep cycles, and energy levels.
That’s why the natural decrease of this hormone can be felt across all areas of life, but it may seem vague and difficult to pinpoint.
If your doctor suggests that you have low testosterone (low-T), you’ll have several options for treatment.
The format of your testosterone hormone replacement therapy may include:
Intramuscular injections: A testosterone shot into the muscles of your buttocks is typically given every 2 to 3 weeks, as needed.
Testosterone patches: These allow the hormone to be absorbed through the skin and are applied to the back, arms, buttocks, or abdomen, alternating sites.
Topical gel: Apply testosterone gel or cream to the shoulders, arms, or abdomen as directed, and the chemical is absorbed.
Men who are diagnosed with unnaturally low levels of testosterone may benefit from hormone therapy. For instance, hypogonadism is a medical condition characterized by dysfunction of the testicles, preventing the right amount of testosterone development. In cases of verifiable deficiency, hormone replacement therapy has an excellent track record. It’s not as clear whether testosterone therapy benefits healthy men with low-T due to ageing, but is reported to alleviate symptoms and increase well-being, strength, and energy.
Human growth hormone at Toronto’s Sovereign Male
You may have questions about the latest growth hormones used to boost performance, increase sex drive, and combat signs of ageing. Sovereign can help you navigate HGH treatment for men. Just ask for your consultation to learn more.
Are you considering hormone replacement therapy in Toronto?
Good candidates are determined by a detailed, in-person assessment with a qualified doctor. Therefore, your next step is to book a consultation and learn all about your personalized options for hormone replacement therapy.
If you’re a healthy man who is experiencing decreased energy, low mood, increased belly fat, and loss of muscle mass despite a healthy diet and lifestyle, you should talk to a physician.
In qualified patients, HRT can help build muscle more efficiently, increase strength, improve mood and energy, and fight that stubborn belly fat. It’s like turning back the clock a little on the stamina and resilience you had as a younger man.
What are the HRT side effects?
Your doctor will provide a detailed explanation and thorough description of the possible side effects plus benefits that you can expect from hormone replacement therapy. We monitor patients closely and make necessary adjustments to ensure custom treatments that minimize issues. Some patients report temporary discomfort at the treatment site. Other side effects may include:
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Blurred vision
- Breast tenderness
These are usually temporary and improve when the ideal dosing and balance is attained.
What are natural ways to balance hormones?
Both estrogen and testosterone are manufactured from cholesterol. That means normal cholesterol levels can help regulate your hormones naturally.
Talk with your doctor about safely losing weight and improving your diet to reduce cholesterol, if necessary.
Exercise can help build up muscle mass, and cardio activities keep your heart and cardiovascular system strong. Ensure that you’re getting your required vitamin and mineral intake and consider supplementation if your diet is lacking.
Overall mood and stress management are greatly improved through regular exercise, which also helps balance hormones.
Schedule a consultation
Today’s men are expressing a growing interest in healthy self-care practices. Increased energy and clearer thinking are on the list of goals for many of our patients.
We treat numerous men for common conditions ranging from hair loss to erectile dysfunction. We understand the specific challenges and qualities of men’s skincare, aesthetic medicine, and health.
If you’re struggling with hormone changes and considering hormone replacement therapy, we’re happy to meet with you and help create a plan to get you back on track.
Sovereign Male is a leading, contemporary cosmetic clinic in Toronto. We offer a full spectrum of men’s health services and both surgical and non-surgical care.
Our team of RNs, physicians, and medical estheticians offer discreet appointments and treatment options. We’re conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto in a sprawling, brand new, state-of-the-art facility.
We look forward to discussing your HRT and how you can live life to the fullest. Call today, and let’s get started.
Book a consultation
Sovereign Male’s modern, stylish facility at 59 Hayden Street offers comfort and discretion. What can we do for you? Book your no-obligation hormone replacement therapy consultation, and we’ll see you soon.