At Integrated Medical Care in Pasadena, we offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Twenty to forty percent of older men have a condition known as hypogonadism. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has helped restore the quality of life for many men who suffer from the symptoms of low testosterone.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is an alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy. It is created using hormones from natural sources that are chemically identical to the hormones found in the body. This is thought to be more effective than traditional hormone therapy and carry a lower risk of side effects.
A blood test and an evaluation of your symptoms are normally conducted to see if you would benefit from hormone replacement therapy. One of the most common signs of low testosterone is sexual dysfunction. It can also cause hair loss and fatigue. Some of the body changes that are associated with low testosterone include increased fat and reduced muscle and bone mass. Mental changes can include depression, irritability, decreased memory, and inability to focus.
Hormone replacement therapy has been shown to relieve many of the symptoms that are associated with low testosterone. It has been shown to reduce the risk of a heart attack and stroke, increase energy levels, helps maintain bone mass, and maintain a healthy weight. Studies have shown that restoring healthy testosterone levels can reduce fat and increase muscle mass. It also reduces cognitive decline and improves your mood and sexual function.
The use of BioTE pellets has the additional benefit of convenience. Pellets are inserted underneath the skin between two to four times per year. This offers a consistent dose of hormones without the need for frequent injections or creams. It also greatly reduces the risk of human error like missing a dose or getting the dose incorrect when using a cream form.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of low testosterone or would like to know if you could benefit from BioTE therapy, contact Integrated Medical Care in Pasadena, CA at (626)-798-7805. We will conduct an evaluation and help you determine if Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for you.