The primary hormone necessitating replacement in men is testosterone. About .5% of the male population experiences testosterone deficiency, called andropause, hypogonadism, or “low T.” Testosterone levels in males peak between adolescence and their early 20s and begins to decrease by about 1% per year throughout their 30s or 40s. Although more likely to occur in men over 50, levels below 200 ng/dL are considered low and may occur in men of any age.
Symptoms of andropause may include:
- Low libido
- Lack of energy
- Diminished bone density
- Abdominal fat
- Breast enlargement
- Trouble remembering things
- Reduced muscle mass
- Reduced body hair
The benefits of testosterone replacement therapy may include improvements in mood, erectile dysfunction, libido, muscle mass, strength, and bone mass. The compounding pharmacists at Pure Pharmacy can work with prescribing physicians to find the best option for individual patients’ hormone replacement needs.
Pure Pharmacy compounding pharmacists are specialized in creating custom supplements for our clients. We will work with your prescriber in order to create a prescription that has the exact strength and dosage to help you effectively such as:
- Topical Creams and Lotions that can be Applied to the Skin
- Capsules for Ingestion
- Flavored Drops or Troches That Dissolve in the Mouth
- Injectables for specific needs (i.e. Bi-mix, Tri-mix)
Hormone replacement is an important service that you have to keep in mind of as you age and by having a professional Pure Pharmacy compounding pharmacist a part of your team, we can formulate the best treatments that you need for your own unique needs. You can count on your pharmacist to guide you through every single step, monitor your treatments, and make adjustments when it is necessary.
For more information on hormone therapy for men or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.