John G Alevizos, DO
Hormone Replacement Therapy & Family Practice located in Irvine, CA
Hormone depletion affects thousands of men each year. Hormone replacement therapy for men is an effective treatment option to help restore your quality of life, gain lean muscle mass, and restore confidence. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a hormone imbalance, John Alevizos, DO, of Alevizos Medical in Irvine, California, can help. Dr. Alevizos offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), to help restore your body's libido and performance. To learn more or schedule a visit online, call today.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a way of restoring balance to your hormone levels to promote optimal health.
Hormones are chemicals that carry messages to different systems and organs in your body, telling them what to do. If you lack a particular hormone, the functions it controls decline, causing unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects.
How does BHRT differ from conventional hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormones are exactly the same as natural hormones down to the atom. They come from certain plants whose hormones share the same molecular structure as human hormones.
The artificial hormones in conventional HRT medicines don’t always match the ones you produce naturally, which means your body may not be able to absorb them properly.
Dr. Alevizos customizes your hormone treatment plan to your condition and symptoms. The pharmacy that produces BHRT for Dr. Alevizos custom compounds each patient’s medication to match their exact needs, whereas conventional HRT is mass produced and impossible to customize.
As part of your hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Alevizos performs a complete medical and family history review, as well as comprehensive blood and urine testing. He can further support your return to better health with nutrition and fitness planning.
How does hormone replacement therapy help men?
Andropause is as real for the men who experience it as menopause is for women, but it’s far less well-recognized.
Andropause is due to a decline in hormones as you age. Men typically go through a more gradual loss of testosterone and other hormones. Symptoms like muscle loss and weight gain may appear in middle age, along with a drop in libido and sexual function, night sweats, hair loss, moodiness, insomnia, and fatigue.
Men can suffer low testosterone, also known as low T or hypogonadism, at other times in their life. Natural bioidentical testosterone treatment can improve andropause and low T symptoms dramatically.