Hormone Management for Men
We use natural, Bioidentical hormones in forms of pellets, creams or pills to optimize hormone levels.
Hormones have a drastic effect on the function of our entire body. Very often, both men and women develop hormonal abnormalities that can cause fatigue, depression, insomnia, weight gain, hot flashes and decreased sex drive.
At the offices of Dr. Bawa & Associates, we use the most accurate methods, like saliva testing, to check hormone levels. We can then prescribe bio-identical hormones that are identical to what the human body makes.
Many doctors use Premarin, or synthetic hormones, because they are aggressively marketed, but were never designed for use on the human body. Bio-identical Hormones, on the other hand, are generic, inexpensive and specifically designed for the human body. While Bio-Identical Hormones tend to have fewer side effects, we are conservative, and use only the minimal amounts, limiting any risk to our patients.
We can use topical preparations, pills or even pellets that are inserted under the skin. These pellets are about the size of a grain of rice and they are placed under the skin in the buttock area and they gradually give out hormones over 3-4 months.
While we can prescribe oral and sublingual pills that dissolve under the tongue, the oral route is not the preferred method of getting hormones. This is because the stomach acid digests the hormones and liver breaks them into small pieces some of which are clotting factors increasing the risks of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. There are studies showing that topical delivered hormones have a lower risk of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes when compared to oral forms.