BHRT for men

BHRT for Men: The Basics

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Hormone Therapy for Men

Hormones help regulate the body’s functions. Excreted directly into the bloodstream by endrocrine glands (like the thyroid, pancreas, testes and ovaries), these chemicals travel to our tissues and organs, signaling various bodily processes that control the way our bodies grow and develop. For men, a hormonal imbalance can be particularly alarming; even a slight change in the level of just one hormone can have a profound impact on everything from their appetite, metabolism and fertility to sleep patterns, heart rate and even their mood! That’s why it’s important that men ...
stem cell therapy for back pain

Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain: Expectations vs. Reality

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain

Stem cell therapy is one of the most well-known and high-profile forms of medical treatment. For decades, medical researchers have used stem cell therapy to treat a myriad of conditions. However, stem cell therapy is growing in popularity and accessibility. As a result, more and more people may wonder if stem cell therapy is right for them. Specifically, using stem cell therapy for back pain can be a viable option for individuals in certain circumstances. Here, we’ll take a closer look at stem cell therapy explain how the process actually ...
increasing hgh levels

A Potentially Better Way to Increase Human Growth Hormone Levels

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Hormone Therapy for Men, Hormone Therapy for Women

Human growth hormone (HGH) is a naturally occurring hormone that is synthesized in the pituitary gland. It plays a vital role in cell regeneration, maintaining healthy tissue in muscle, the brain and vital organs. Human growth hormone supplementation has been used in hormone replacement protocols for a number of years to augment the long term fight against the diseases of aging and help maximize physical performance in the aging athlete. Share this post:Research to support these beneficial properties has dramatically increased in recent years. The benefits of human growth hormone ...
testosterone replacement therapy options

Understanding the Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Scott Brandt, M.D. Hormone Therapy for Men, Testosterone Replacement

Testosterone therapy, administered correctly, has both a feel good effect as well as significant long-term health benefits. Most patients come to see me to combat fatigue, lean muscle loss, difficulty sleeping, and to improve their general sense of well-being. Share this post:The Benefits of Boosting Testosterone Many patients don’t realize the power of testosterone to decrease the incidence of many of the diseases of aging.  Testosterone lowers cholesterol, reverses the LDL to HDL ratio, and decreases coronary plaque deposition. In addition, testosterone and its byproducts lower the incidence of osteoporosis, ...
testosterone pellets for women

Testosterone Pellets for Women

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Hormone Therapy for Women, Testosterone Replacement

Testosterone can be delivered in many formats for the treatment of female hormone replacement therapy. Delivery methods include topical creams, oral capsules, sublingual dissolvables, injections and implanted pellets, including testosterone pellets for women. I have always believed that the combination of proper dosing and good compliance can allow for excellent therapeutic levels with the use of any of these formats. Share this post:I have had a recent caveat to this belief. I have some women patients who despite strictly following directions, steady compliance, and regular dosing adjustments to maximize blood ...
Estrogen therapy saves lives

Estrogen Therapy Saves Lives

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Estrogen Replacement, Hormone Therapy for Women

A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health has done an excellent job looking at the effects on American women stopping their hormone therapy following the media scare surrounding the publishing of The Women’s Health Initiative Study (WHI) in 1993. Prior to the study, nearly 600,000 women who underwent hysterectomies were being treated with estrogen containing hormone therapy. Within 18 months of the publishing of the WHI study nearly half of these women had discontinued the use of hormone treatment. Share this post:Lives Saved by Estrogen ReplacementThe hormone scare of the 1990’s has increased ...
which estrogen is right for me

Is Estrogen Therapy Right for Me?

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Estrogen Replacement, Hormone Therapy for Women

Hormones are chemicals within the body that have a big influence on a person’s wellness. Not only do hormones have a significant physiological effect on the body, but hormonal changes can influence emotional activity as well. Though hormone replacement therapy is a relatively new practice, it can produce serious positive results for women and men under the right conditions. In many instances, women who are over 35 (or who are experiencing menopause) are likely to be good candidates for hormone replacement therapy. That’s because hormone levels decline with age. So, ...
risks of testosterone replacement

Reported Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Hormone Therapy for Men, Testosterone Replacement

The Studies Testosterone replacement studies that recently made news and received ample attention were published in PLOS One in January 2014, JAMA in November 2013, and the NEJM in July 2010. The studies reported an increase in cardiac risks and higher rate of heart attacks in patients undergoing testosterone replacement therapy. The PLOS One study is the most recent of the studies mentioned above and gained national coverage in the New York Times. After reading these recent studies, one might reconsider undergoing testosterone replacement therapy. Then why is testosterone replacement …