Hormone Optimization in Men

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Hormone Optimization in Men services offered in the Ashland, KY area

After the age of 30, a man’s testosterone production decreases by about 1% each year. Though a normal part of the aging process, low testosterone can present a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. At AIM Wellness, hormone replacement therapy specialist Jeannine Parikh, MD, provides hormone optimization in men with BioTE® implantable pellets. Treatment can help you get your energy levels and sex life back on track. To make an appointment, call the office  in Ashland, Kentucky, or book online today.

Hormone Optimization in Men Q & A

What is hormone optimization in men?

Hormone optimization in men is a minimally invasive procedure that treats hormonal imbalances ––and more specifically, low testosterone–– in men.

AIM Wellness provides hormone optimization with BioTE implantable pellets. As the leading BioTE provider in the region, AIM Wellness can work with you to identify the source of your symptoms and develop a custom treatment plan.

Why should I consider hormone optimization?

You might consider hormone optimization if you’re 30 or older and experience symptoms associated with low testosterone, such as:

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Low sex drive
  • Decreased sense of well-being
  • Depressed mood
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory loss
  • Moodiness
  • Irritability
  • Loss of muscle mass

Low testosterone may also increase your risk of more serious health problems, including osteoporosis or thyroid disorders. We can help you get your sex life back using bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy for men.

How does hormone optimization in men work?

At AIM Wellness, a hormone optimization visit begins with a review of your medical records and a discussion of your symptoms, including when you first noticed them, their severity, and if they’re worse at certain times of the day, like when you’re trying to sleep.

Next, your provider conducts a physical exam. They also order blood work to assess your current hormone levels. If your test results show low testosterone or another hormonal imbalance, you might qualify for treatment.

Before receiving the BioTE pellets, your AIM Wellness provider has you change into a gown and lie face down on an exam table. Once you’re comfortable, they clean and sterilize an area of skin on your lower back, make a small incision, and insert one (or multiple) BioTE pellets. After positioning the pellets, your provider closes the incision with steri strips and a dressing. 

There’s no downtime after hormone pellet placement. You can return to work and other activities right away.

How long does it take for hormone optimization in men to work?

Hormone optimization results depend on several factors, including your age and your body’s absorption rate. Some people experience an improvement within 72 hours, but for others, it may take up to three weeks.* To ensure a positive outcome, attend each of your checkups and follow your provider’s instructions carefully.

If you’re interested in hormone optimization for men, make an appointment at AIM Wellness by calling the office, or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary