Hormone Therapy for Men

Numerous chemicals known as hormones regulate our bodies. Hormones are released and act upon various parts of our bodies. They can alter the way our bodies function and how we respond to various stimuli. Any imbalance of these hormones can lead to both physiological and psychological changes. These changes may drastically alter an individual’s health and quality of life.

A gradual decrease in sex hormones, especially androgen, commonly associated with aging is referred to as “male menopause” or andropause. Androgen deficiencies can impair quality of life and may lead to various health problems if left untreated. Generally, there is a decrease in free Testosterone levels in men starting around the age of 40. Over the age of 60, nearly 50% of men fall below the normal free Testosterone range.

Physical signs and symptoms of decreased androgen include anemia, decreased beard growth, changes in erection, ejaculation and or sexual dysfunction. Decreased muscle mass and an increase in fat around the abdomen and chest known as visceral obesity. Psychological symptoms may include decreased libido (sexual desire), decreased cognitive function a loss of motivation; increase lethargy and an overall low sense of well being.

At San Diego Compounding Pharmacy, we work in close relationship with practitioners and patients to help restore normal hormonal balance in both men and women. If you have any questions regarding hormone therapy, or if you would like a physician referral, please contact us.

Preparations available in various dosage forms:

Transdermal Cream or Gel

B-12 Injection
B-Complex Injection