Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers that play an important role in one’s health. A slight disruption may complicate your system.
A deficiency of testosterone, a type of male hormone, can occur in men as they age. This hormone is a key component of a man’s strength, energy, and stamina. Low testosterone levels can take a toll on your confidence, sex life, and health.
Winter Wellness, a Flagstaff-based Naturopathic and Hormone Clinic, fully understands this. We are committed to helping you alleviate your hormonal issues with our hormone replacement therapy for men.
Male hormones start to lose balance at a certain age, usually around 30 or 40. These imbalances can have adverse effects on one’s health, whether it be physically, sexually, or emotionally.
As you approach your thirties, you need to be vigilant with your hormone health. You can determine whether or not you should try testosterone replacement therapy, which is a form of hormone therapy for men.
As women go through menopause (hormonal deficiency associated with aging), so do men.
Testosterone, the primary male hormone, is mainly produced from the testes or testicles. As men enter puberty, the hormone rises dramatically and peaks in early adulthood. It is responsible for many major bodily functions including:
At 40, most men lose half of the testosterone level they had at 18 years old. This phase is what we call andropause or male menopause.
While the decline is more gradual than menopause in women, testosterone deficiency is still there and shouldn’t be overlooked.
Common signs and symptoms of low testosterone level include:
Many men report the inability to achieve or maintain an erection and, as you can see, there are many reasons why:
According to the American Cancer Society, hormone treatments can also help in shrinking, stopping, or limiting the spread of prostate cancer cells for men.
These are the common signs of prostate problems:
Hormone replacement therapy or HRT for men is a medication that contains male hormones. This medication replaces the testosterone your body stops making naturally (often called testosterone treatment).
HRT can help reverse the effects of male hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) by restoring normal hormone levels.
Testosterone therapy has been proven to improve energy, red blood cell production, sleep quality, mood, motivation, muscle mass, and sexual function. It also helps to lower the chances of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Approximately, a small number of men have a side effect of testosterone therapy, including increased risk of acne, breathing problems during sleep, tender breast, and ankle pain. At Winter Wellness, we make sure to monitor red blood cell counts to prevent clotting.
Certain types of HRT have a higher risk, and each man’s risks can vary, depending upon the individual’s personal medical history and lifestyle. Dr. Winter will discuss the health benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy with you.
Bio-identical Hormones have chemically the same structure as the hormones that your own body produces. Compounded prescriptions are preferred so they can be tailored to your specific needs.
Common Types prescribed: Testosterone and DHEA
Common Forms: topical creams, troches, and pellets
It doesn’t matter if you are 25, 45, or 65, hormone imbalances affect men of all ages.
We’re here to help you see significant improvements in your testosterone levels so you can enjoy the quality of life that you deserve.
Whether your goal is prevention or replacement Dr. Erin Winter will evaluate your symptoms and laboratory tests to create a tailored treatment plan made specifically for you.
If you have concerns about diminishing vitality Dr. Winter’s expertise can help you get back on track!
Aging comes with rapid body changes.
If you’re experiencing symptoms that make you feel less confident, we’re here to help you.
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We don’t just identify symptoms, we make sure to find out and understand the exact causes of illness and pain. That way, we can provide a better treatment plan to promote the patient’s optimal health and well-being.
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With our long years of clinical training and experience, and with the help of the latest science, our individualized treatment plan aims to achieve long-term health success.
We make sure to educate patients about the causes of their illness and the recovery process. This allows the patient to enjoy long-term good health long after receiving treatment from us.
Winter Wellness is a Flagstaff-based medical clinic that specializes in naturopathic medicine, hormone replacement therapy, natural pain management, and aesthetics.
Our naturopathic and hormone clinic is owned by Dr. Erin Winter, a naturopathic doctor in Flagstaff, AZ. Her primary goal is to help as many people age gracefully as possible in a natural way
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