TEL: 616.808.2695 | FAX: 616.808.26971959 East Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546


TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (TRT)

Testosterone Deficiency / Male Andropause


Andropause, or male menopause, is the gradual decline with age of the male sex hormone testosterone. This is also known as testosterone deficiency or androgen deficiency and can contribute to the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Men’s testosterone peaks in their 20’s then decrease by 1% every year after ages 30 to 40. Signs and symptoms of low testosterone start to develop such as lower sex drive, decrease in energy, erectile dysfunction, reduced muscle mass and strength, depression, cognitive decline, and increased body fat. It is estimated that up to 6 million men in the United States are affected by testosterone deficiency. Even though the detrimental health effects of testosterone deficiency are known, it is still widely undiagnosed with only 5% of men receiving treatment. Age Management utilizes blood testing along with symptomology for diagnosis and offers a variety of testosterone replacement options such as creams, injections, and pellets.


Common symptoms of low testosterone in men


Decreased Sex Drive


Decreased Bone Density


Decreased Muscle Mass


Decreased Strength


Swollen Breasts


Palpitations

Fatigue


Erectile Dysfunction


Depression


Cognitive Decline


Reduced Self Confidence


Sleep Problems

Memory Loss


Night Sweats


Infertility


Loss of Body Hair


Increase Body Fat


Increase Irritability


Bio-Identical Hormones are Safe and Effective


Bio-Identical Hormones are exactly identical in molecular structure to the hormones which are made in the body. They are derived from plant-based sources which are structurally altered so your body recognizes them as your own.

Replacement with Bio-Identical Hormones controls the aging process by having a systemic effect in preserving our organs, connective tissues, vessels, muscle, bone, and neurotransmitters. Improve your quality of life with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Synthetic Hormones have growing concerns to be toxic and carcinogenic.

Important ways of regulating hormones occur through lifestyle approaches which include optimizing your diet, exercising regularly, avoiding tobacco/alcohol and managing stress. In addition, hormone and nutrient replacement therapy should be considered for those who are experiencing clinical symptoms of hormone deficiency. Psychological stress, alcohol, injuries, surgery, medications and obesity are often contributing factors to hormone decline.

All cells and tissues have hormone receptors (i.e. brain, heart, blood vessels, etc) which decline as we age. Essential nutrients help serve as the key to unlock and optimize hormone function.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • What are bioidentical hormones?
  • How long until I feel the effects of BHRT?
  • How is BHRT regulated?
  • How are Bioidentical Hormones administered?
  • What is pellet therapy and what are the benefits?
  • Is BHRT covered by insurance?
  • Are bioidentical hormones safe?
  • What if I don’t have insurance?
  • How do I get started?
What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are exactly identical in molecular structure to the hormones that are made in the body.   They are derived from plant-based sources that are structurally altered so your body recognizes the as your own natural hormones.

How long until I feel the effects of BHRT?

Patients will start to see improvements within 2 weeks of starting BHRT. It usually takes around 4 weeks to feel the full effect.

How is BHRT regulated?

Our criteria of hormone regulation revolves  around accurate diagnosis through signs and symptoms, physical examination, and hormone blood test levels.

How are Bioidentical Hormones administered?

BHRT options include orals, sublinguals, creams, and pellets. Patients have the option to choose which treatment option works best for them and their lifestyles.

What is pellet therapy and what are the benefits?

BHRT pellets last around 4 months and provide a balanced release of hormones without the daily or weekly administration that is associated with injections, troches, or creams.

Is BHRT covered by insurance?

Physician visits, lab work, and some hormone replacement therapies are covered by most primary insurances. Pellet therapy is not covered by insurance and is a cash-based service.

Are bioidentical hormones safe?

BHRT  has been shown to protect against heart disease, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and mental decline. Patients with a history of prostate cancer or stroke are not considered for treatment.

What if I don’t have insurance?

We offer affordable cash-based physician visits and lab testing. We are also a CareCredit participating provider.

How do I get started?

Getting started is easy! Call 616-808-2695 and an Age Management representative will gladly assist you in scheduling your initial appointment with the physician.

1959 East Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

TEL: 616.808.2695 | FAX: 616.808.2697

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