Men’s Hormone Therapy | Austin, TX
Low Testosterone | Erectile Dysfunction

Maintaining a healthy balance of hormones is crucial for men’s optimal health and wellbeing. Factors such as diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management can all affect hormone levels. It’s important to have a comprehensive understanding of the role of lifestyle factors in supporting hormonal balance. Hormone imbalances can lead to a range of troubling symptoms that can affect men – as well as putting them at higher risk for serious diseases.

Low testosterone is a prevalent condition that affects many men over the age of 40- and some men even earlier than this. Symptoms include reduced sex drive, decreased sexual performance (erectile dysfunction), fatigue, loss of muscle mass, weight gain, increased body fat, decreased bone density, and mood changes such as irritability, depression, and lack of focus. ‘Diabesity’, a combination of blood sugar excess and obesity, is a leading contributor to low testosterone. High sugar and carbohydrate consumption can disrupt sex hormones and elevate insulin levels, leading to decreased testosterone levels and increased estrogen levels. Other factors that contribute to lower testosterone levels include certain pain medications, statins, lack of exercise, and inflammation.

High estrogen levels in men, or estrogen dominance, can cause gynecomastia (“man breasts”), erectile dysfunction, infertility, fatigue, low energy, and mood changes. To accurately diagnose and treat hormone imbalances, it’s essential to use evidence-based medicine and laboratory testing.

Dr. Harper will determine the underlying cause of your low testosterone and other hormonal imbalances, and prescribe a personalized hormone replacement plan for you. By ensuring that men’s hormones are in balance, we can improve symptoms, help restore sexual performance and enjoyment, reduce the risk of certain serious diseases, and improve your quality of life.