Portland Oregon Andropause and Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men in Portland

The symptoms caused by hormone imbalance catch many men in Greater Portland by surprise. While women know to expect hormonal changes around the time of menopause, most men are unaware that their bodies also undergo tremendous hormonal shifts around midlife.

Collectively, the name for these symptoms is andropause. Where you were once energetic and optimistic, you’re now fatigued and depressed. People get on your nerves and you just want to be left alone. Others may joke and call you a grumpy old man, but the truth is you’re just as surprised by the changes as they are. Hormone Replacement for Men can have you feeling like your old self again in no time.

What Are Some of the Symptoms of Andropause?

Testosterone, which is the primary sex hormone in men, starts decreasing when you are around 30 years old. The change is so gradual that it may be more than a decade before you start feeling the effects of the decline. Your body produces less of other hormones at this time as well, such as thyroid and cortisol. With all of these changes going on internally, it’s no wonder that you feel so lousy.

Common Symptoms of Male Hormone Decline:

  • Loss of muscle mass and strength
  • Anxiety, depression, and irritability
  • Gaining weight without changing your diet or exercise habits
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Inability to concentrate and remember important details
  • Loss of hair on scalp, arms, legs, and chest

Bioidentical hormones are almost an exact match to the hormones your body produces naturally. Because they are declining, replacing them with natural plant hormones helps to restore balance while eliminating or greatly reducing your symptoms.
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Hormone Replacement for Men in Portland Oregon

Every man who struggles with symptoms of a hormone imbalance is unique. That’s why it’s so essential to visit a doctor who specializes in Hormone Replacement for Men. After you select a physician from this directory and schedule an appointment, he or she will determine which of your hormones are out of balance and to what degree. Your doctor will also conduct a physical exam to rule out more serious health problems that may require separate treatment.

Your doctor and a local pharmacy customize each compound of bioidentical hormones so it targets your specific symptoms. The following are some of the most common replacement hormones that men in Portland receive during Hormone Replacement Therapy:

Testosterone
Testosterone is what makes it possible for you to be a man. Its levels are low at birth and during childhood but then start to increase at puberty. At that time, you develop increased body hair, a pronounced Adam’s apple, a deeper voice, and other traditionally masculine characteristics. When testosterone starts to decline in the 30s, small amounts of estrogen may take its place. This can cause problems with sexual functioning, weight regulation, mood stability, and muscle strength. Restoring testosterone to earlier levels can eliminate these issues.
Pregnenolone
Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone that helps to manufacture all of your body’s other hormones, including testosterone. This hormone activates the brain’s neuroreceptors, which explains why a lack of it contributes to mood instability, fatigue, and concentration difficulties. Balancing your pregnenolone levels helps you feel more mentally alert and content with life.
Cortisol
Your body produces cortisol in the adrenal glands to help you build immunity to illnesses and cope with stress. An imbalance of other hormones can cause it to become too abundant, leading to chronic stress and fatigue. Balancing all of your body’s deficient hormones helps you feel more positive and energetic.
Thyroid
Having too little of this hormone slows down your metabolism, leading to weight gain, depression, and low libido. Having too much causes issues like anxiety and unplanned weight loss. Since the thyroid controls so many functions, it’s essential for it to be in balance. A Portland Hormone Specialist can help you achieve that.

Your doctor supervises you throughout your treatment to ensure that the hormones and dosages he or she prescribed continue to offer the relief you need. Since the program is so flexible, your doctor can make changes at any time to better meet your needs.

Locate Qualified Portland Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Doctors by City

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Hormone Rejuvenation Center

Hormone Rejuvenation Center

1722 NW Raleigh St #212
Portland, Oregon 97209

Southwest Family Physicians

Southwest Family Physicians

11900 SW Greenburg Rd
Tigard, OR 97223

Joshua David, M.D.

Joshua David, M.D.

1623 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232

HormoneSynergy®

HormoneSynergy®

4640 SW Macadam Ave #290
Portland, OR 97239

Oregon Natural Medicine LLC

Oregon Natural Medicine LLC

4511 SE Hawthorne Blvd #208
Portland, OR 97215

Hormones & Holistic Healthcare

Hormones & Holistic Healthcare

7516 SW 25th Ave
Portland, OR 97219

The Natural Path

The Natural Path

6030 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97206

Full Potential HRT Clinic

Full Potential HRT Clinic

6900 SW Atlanta St #114
Portland, OR 97223

Elise Schroeder, M.D.

Elise Schroeder, M.D.

838 SW 1st Ave Ste. 330
Portland, OR 97204

Namaste Natural Healing Center

Namaste Natural Healing Center

12616 SE Stark St # L
Portland, OR 97233

Mary F Caselli, N.D.

Mary F Caselli, N.D.

2119 NE Halsey St.
Portland, OR 97232

Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center

Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center

1706 NW Glisan St #2
Portland, OR 97209

Alison Schulz, M.D.

Alison Schulz, M.D.

819 SE Morrison St. Suite 240
Portland, OR 97214

Laura Neville, N.D.

Laura Neville, N.D.

1340 SW Bertha Blvd., Ste. 200
Portland, OR 97219

Monterey Health Center

Monterey Health Center

6975 SE Lake Road
Milwaukie, OR 97267

Pearl Natural Health

Pearl Natural Health

2330 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97210

Hood to Coast Healthcare

Hood to Coast Healthcare

1971 NW Overton Street
P, OR 97209

Elizabeth McElligott, M.D.

Elizabeth McElligott, M.D.

14900 SW Barrows Road Bldg. B Suite 201
Beaverton, OR 97007

Purely Health Clinic, LLC

Purely Health Clinic, LLC

1305 NE Fremont Street
Portland, OR 97212

Flow Natural Health Care

Flow Natural Health Care

11630 SE 40th Ave, Suite C
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Waterfront Laser & Wellness

Waterfront Laser & Wellness

Riverplace Marina, 0315 SW Montgomery St., Suite 390
Portland, OR 97201

Key Laser Center for Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine

Key Laser Center for Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine

9755 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 155
Portland, OR 97225

Lara Williams, MD, FACOG

Lara Williams, MD, FACOG

501 N Graham St Suite 550
Portland, OR 97227

Immersion Health

Immersion Health

1221 SE Madison St
Portland, OR 97214

Reconstructed Wellness

Reconstructed Wellness

936 SE Ankeny
Portland, OR 97214

Amber Wellness Group, LLC

Amber Wellness Group, LLC

1944 NE 45th Ave
Portland, OR 97213

Kwan Yin Healing Arts

Kwan Yin Healing Arts

East 3115 NE Sandy Blvd Suite 231
Portland, OR 97232

Beeson Wellness Center

Beeson Wellness Center

7215 SE 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

Benchmark Clinic

Benchmark Clinic

2456 NW Northrup, Suite 1A
Portland, OR 97210

Attunement Wellness

Attunement Wellness

5820 Southwest Kelly Avenue
Portland, OR 97239