Hormone Therapy for Men
Testosterone is essential for proper male functioning. The levels of testosterone peak as men reach their late teens, and by the time men reach their 30s, these levels begin to decline about 1 percent every year. Initially, the hormone decline may not be noticeable, but over time, the declining levels can lead to significant functional issues. Men may notice their muscle mass decreases, they struggle with insomnia, they are more prone to depression and moodiness and their sex drive may drop. Hormone therapy for men may help. Our Thousand Oaks pharmacy works with patient’s physicians to offers solutions for men that can help restore their hormonal balance.
Your doctor can perform special tests that can determine if you have low testosterone. If your doctor diagnoses you with low testosterone levels, you may be more prone to certain health problems, including osteoporosis, depression and excess weight gain. Your doctor may recommend several treatment options, which may include hormone therapy for men. Lifestyle changes may also be appropriate. Exercise and good nutrition can help support your body’s own production of hormones. If you drink excessively, smoke or use other forms of tobacco, you may need to cut down or quit to reduce your risk of osteoporosis-related fractures and other health problems.
If your doctor recommends hormone therapy for men, our Thousand Oaks staff will work closely with your doctor and you to identify the best treatment solution. We can work with your doctor to offer extensive solutions to restore the appropriate levels of serum testosterone and improve your muscle mass and bone density along with your own natural function. Side effects tend to be mild. Patients with kidney disease, liver disease or heart disease may need to be monitored by their doctor during their treatment or may need to consider alternative forms of therapy.
Because we offer specialty compounding, we can fill your doctor’s prescription precisely for your needs. Our Thousand Oaks pharmacist offers dosage forms that can include gels, creams and lotions for easier application, and several complementary medications can be compounded into one easy-to-use dosage form.