Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone Therapy

Improve Your Energy Levels and Mood

As men age, they can suffer from low energy, mood swings and reduced sex drive. Dr. Miller offers natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy options for men to reduce these symptoms and improve the overall quality of life.

How Do I Know If Hormone Therapy Is What I Need?

The only way to discover if you need hormone replacement therapy – traditional or bio-identical – is through specific laboratory testing. Dr. Miller takes a functional medicine approach – looking for the underlying causes of your disease, rather than treating symptoms. He conducts a thorough exam, gathers a thorough medical history, talks with you at length about what you are experiencing, and may recommend blood work and/or specific lab panels to determine a diagnosis.

Why Dr. Miller Prefers Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BIHR)?

If Dr. Miller determines hormone treatment will help relieve your symptoms, there are two types of hormone treatment available – traditional and bio-identical therapy. Traditional hormone therapy uses synthetic and animal-based hormones that are slightly different from your own hormones. They are available only in standard doses and some are associated with uncomfortable side effects. On other hand, bio-identical hormones are derived solely from plants and, biochemically, are the same as were made by your ovaries in your reproductive years. With natural hormones, dosing can be adjusted to more closely respond to your needs and side effects are rare.

Help For Sorting Out the Right Treatment for You

To complicate hormone therapy even further, some traditional hormone therapies are also derived from plants and contain natural hormones, expanding the number of options. Without a specialist who has chosen to focus his practice on the complexities and potentials of hormone replacement therapy, it will be difficult to choose the best, most affordable strategy for you.
Dr. Miller specializes in helping his patients sort through the overwhelming possibilities and arrive at a safe solution that offers minimal side effects – bio-identical, traditional, or a combination of the two.

If Not Hormone Therapy, Then What?

In some cases, hormone therapy is not what is indicated and Dr. Miller will instead suggest non-hormonal prescriptions, lifestyle, nutrition, or environmental changes. He encourages his patients to always keep the lines of communication open with his office and get back in touch if they are experiencing symptoms. Since hormone levels typically change over time, your treatment may need other adjustments.