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Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in men is not as highly debated as it is in women but continues to remain underserved in men. Testosterone replacement in middle-aged or older men with age related men is not currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for “low normal” testosterone levels (Bhasin & Santos, 2020). Many highly trained HRT providers who follow the latest evidence are aware of the benefits of HRT and continue to prescribe and manage testosterone replacement successfully for patients with less-than-optimal baseline levels. Age related decline of testosterone levels with symptoms presents in men, typically in the forties, with constitutional complaints of low energy, brain fog, decreased libido, sexual dysfunction, decreased motivation, low energy, depressed moods, and inability to build muscle mass as experienced in their younger years (Traish, 2018). Low testosterone levels are typically associated with increased abdominal fat, insulin resistance, diabetes, and other cardiovascular risks including hypertension and coronary artery disease (Traish, 2018). The benefits of testosterone replacement to an optimal level include:
  • Improved sexual desire and erectile function
  • Improved bone density and ability to increase muscle mass
  • Improvement in physical function, improved cognition, energy, and mood
(Bhasin & Santos, 2020)
Aurora, nurse practitioner and owner at Optimal Family Health, is highly trained in HRT and has been successfully treating men with testosterone deficiency over the last few years. Aurora looks to go beyond adequate results and achieve optimal replacement leaving you feeling more vibrant and energetic, as well as improving your overall sense of wellbeing.

If you are interested in booking a consultation with Aurora, please call 321-342-2555.


Rodrigues Dos Santos M, Bhasin S. Benefits and Risks of Testosterone Treatment in Men with Age-Related Decline in Testosterone. Annu Rev Med. 2021 Jan 27;72:75-91. doi: 10.1146/annurev-med-050219-034711. Epub 2020 Nov 20. PMID: 33217248.

Traish AM. Benefits and Health Implications of Testosterone Therapy in Men With Testosterone Deficiency. Sex Med Rev. 2018 Jan;6(1):86-105. doi: 10.1016/j.sxmr.2017.10.001. Epub 2017 Nov 8. PMID: 29128268.

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