- Q What are the potential impacts of a testosterone deficiency?
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Integrative MedicineFor men, testosterone deficiency associated with andropause can also cause sugar craving along with other severe problems. Depression, decreased libido, decreased erectile function, high blood pressure, weight gain, diabetes or high cholesterol... Full Answer
- Q How are testosterone levels measured?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineWhile the majority of erectile-dysfunction cases are caused by vascular issues, about 20 percent are associated with low testosterone levels. As part of a checkup to determine the root of erectile difficulties, your doctor could measure your hormone... Full Answer
- Q Are bioidentical hormones different from commercial ones?
Dr. Lauren Streicher, Obstetrics & GynecologyWhat you get from the compounding pharmacy (where a compounding pharmacist custom mixes drugs to fit the unique needs of a patient) is not "more human-like" than what you get in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved product. In fact, you are... Full Answer
- Q What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?
Erika Schwartz, Internal MedicineBHRT is hormone replacement therapy that specifically uses hormones molecularly identical to the hormones we humans make. A better term to describe BHRT would be human identical hormones. The hormones included in the category of BHRT include estradiol,... Full Answer
- Q Is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy safe?
Dr. Marina Johnson, Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMany women have the mistaken notion that bioidentical hormone replacement is totally safe and synthetic pharmaceutical hormone replacement is dangerous. Bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular structure to the hormones in a woman’s body,... Full Answer