As we age, it’s natural for our hormones to shift out of balance. One of the most significant shifts is a drop in testosterone levels—and with that drop comes a multitude of symptoms that can make life feel more difficult than it needs to be.

But there's no need to struggle through this alone: With the right treatment plan and support system, men over 40 can get their hormone levels back on track and enjoy an improved quality of life.

How Do I Know If I Have a Testosterone Deficiency?

Did you know that a simple but advanced lab test can determine whether or not you are testosterone deficient?

If your test results show that your testosterone level falls below 300 ng/dL and you are experiencing any of the symptoms, you probably have a testosterone deficiency.

Your doctor will help you understand what’s going on and come up with a plan. Part of that plan will likely be Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy(BHRT).

BHRT is a treatment for low levels of the hormone testosterone in men and women. It uses natural hormones to replace those that are missing or no longer working properly, giving patients back their vitality, energy levels and sex drive.

Why Should I Use BHRT for Men?

HRT is a safe and effective treatment for hormone imbalances in both men and women.

Studies have shown that BHRT is safe and effective for treating hormone imbalances in both men and women.

Men who have used BHRT have experienced the following benefits:

  • An increase in energy

  • A reduction in body fat

  • To be in a better mood

  • A decrease in anxiety

  • An increase in muscular strength

  • Boost in sexual performance

What is BHRT for Men?

Bioidentical hormones are bio-identical to the hormones that are naturally produced by your body.

Unlike synthetic hormones, bio-identical hormones are an exact match to your hormone receptors, which means they work better and have fewer side effects than synthetic hormones.

Because bio-identical hormones are compounded into customized prescriptions at a compounding pharmacy, your doctor can prescribe a dose that will deliver the exact amounts of hormones that your body needs to regain balance.

Because BHRT restores hormone levels to a balanced state so that the body can function at its best, it's also great for people with conditions like low thyroid function, menopause symptoms and fibromyalgia.

What Are the Symptoms of a Testosterone Deficiency?

It's not just women who suffer from hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats. As testosterone levels decline, men can also experience hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats- as well as a decrease in sex drive, stamina, energy and motivation.

When your testosterone levels drop, you may also experience depression, anxiety and sleep problems along with hair loss, memory loss and erectile dysfunction. You may find yourself gaining weight and losing muscle mass.

Once you hit middle age, these symptoms are likely to occur with greater frequency and intensity.

What Are the Risk Factors for Low Testosterone?

It's no secret that testosterone levels decrease as you age. However, men who have chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity are at a higher risk of experiencing a more significant decline. Stress and sedentary lifestyles can also be contributing factors.

If you're noticing that your sex drive is waning—or if you've been diagnosed with any of the above conditions—it's important to know what steps you can take to help keep your levels of testosterone up.

Here’s What You Can Expect When You Choose to Work with Us

  • At your first appointment, we will take a full medical history and talk with you about your symptoms, concerns, and lifestyle. During the visit, we will also run lab tests. After reviewing your lab tests, your doctor will develop a treatment plan that suits your specific needs. We use a hybrid approach to healthcare by combining conventional medicine with integrative practices, which means that your treatment plan will consist of a combination of BHRT, lifestyle changes, and supplements.
  • We have had so much success in treating testosterone deficiency with BHRT and supplements that we have created a BHRT program which includes:
  • 3 to 6-month program tailored to individuals needs
  • Initial health assessment and examination by the physician and laboratory testing
  • Discounted standard laboratory testing
  • Discounted supplements
  • Lab result discussion via telemedicine if indicated
  • Follow up visits and treatment plan, which may include creams, injections, or pellet therapy

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About Horizons of Health

Known for her successful approach towards chronic wellness issues, Jennifer Baer, Nurse Practitioner and her team at Horizons of Health combine an integrative, functional medicine approach.

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​Horizons of Health is located in Clifton Park, New York, and serves patients throughout Albany County, Schenactady County and Saratoga County including Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Amsterdam, Schenactady, and Albany.
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