Male hormone replacement therapy (HRT) focuses on replacing testosterone, which naturally decreases as a male ages.
Testosterone plays a critical part in many bodily functions, including:
- Male sexual development
- Muscle bulk mass
- Reproductive fiction
- Red blood cell count maintenance
While replacing testosterone to combat the natural declination of the functions listed above is not medically necessary, the outcomes are desired as an effort toward anti-aging. Additionally, males with naturally low testosterone levels can benefit from hormone replacement therapy.
How Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Conducted?
Hormones can be replaced through several techniques, one of which a physician will recommend as the safest and healthiest for your needs and desired outcomes.
HRT is administered through the following methods:
Intramuscular Testosterone Injections
A physical injects the HRT testosterone into the buttocks muscles every 2-3 weeks.
On a rotating basis, the patient applies a patch to the back, the arms, buttocks, and abdomen.
Topical Testosterone Gel
The patient applies gel topically to the arms, abdomen, or shoulders.
Who Is a Candidate?
- Patients with naturally low testosterone
- Patients suffering from hypogonadism
- Patients with reduced testosterone due to natural aging process
What Are the Benefits?
- Improved libido
- Improved mood
- Improved cognition
- Increased muscle mass
- Increased bone density
- Increase red blood cell production
What Are the Potential Risks?
- Fluid retention
- Increased urination
Speak with your physician about all potential risks before beginning your HRT journey.
Broadway Health offers a wonderfully convenient and simple hormone replacement service. Come in on your own schedule, meet and work with our trusted medical staff and physicians, so you can step forward into your best life.
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