Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men

While not as widely discussed as menopause is for women, andropause is very real for men just as menopause is significant for women. Our BHRT program for men focuses on the unique needs of men who are suffering from andropause or low testosterone. The Program includes bioidentical hormone replacement (testosterone) when clinically indicated combined with nutritional guidance, nutritional supplementation recommendations and an optional exercise component.

Younger men, late 20s, 30s, can have Low T as well.  Due to genetics, taking body building supplements and some environmental factors (like mold exposure), you can have Low T earlier than the norm.  We can treat you as well. We have some therapies that help to restore your internal production, but if those don’t work, Testosterone replacement can be commenced with younger men as well to help them be the test they can be.

Depending on lab results and patient goals, the program may also include peptides to help patients optimize their health and body composition.  Peptides, especially CJC1295/Ipamorelin, are helping men to optimize body composition and quality of life.  If you can identify with some of the symptoms below, you are likely experiencing low testosterone / andropause and are a candidate for laboratory testing to determine if BHRT is right for you.

Symptoms of Andropause


June4, 2009. “Good morning! I have to tell you that I weigh 157… down from 191!!! OMG…thank you so much! I feel incredible!”

KB – Reston, VA

You are so great! I truly appreciate all you are doing for me. Phyllis and I are so fortunate to have found you.

TB - Pottstown, PA

“So far I have lost 30#’s in 6 weeks and have the energy of a 40 year old. Am so thankful to be able to handle unpacking and shelving 6000 books. I am up and down stepladders and extension ladders with books in tow. The awful arthritis pain is there but the energy isn’t depleted from the pain like before and I keep going like this for hours.”

LL - Winchester, VA

Dare I say it out loud? It sure is looking as though Semorelin has given me my life back. I was so worried about skiing – afraid I’d ski one day and be in bed the rest of the week. But I was just fine. This past Saturday I prepared, served, and cleaned up (with help) dinner for 14. Sunday I was just fine.

SJ - McLean, Virginia

Dear Lynese,

Words cannot describe how happy I am with your anti-aging program. I have not felt this good in YEARS. Since getting pregnant in 1995 I have been overweight. Between 1992-1995 I was being treated for infertility and had to take all sorts of hormones that made me bloated and tired.

Now, at the age of 46 I have more energy and I look better than I have in YEARS. I actually THRIVE on exercise and do it religiously because I know it is the key to keeping the weight off and enjoying the foods that I love.

As a successful businesswoman, you often feel that you can’t have everything and I put my weight and health on hold to grow my business. You have given me the gift of being able to run a business AND look good. I am getting so much attention for my weight loss and it has helped my confidence and self esteem greatly.Since I do a lot of speaking engagements, I know that image is more important than what you say or how you say it. By looking better and appearing fit and healthy, I am a more powerful public speaker!

I can’t say enough about this gift you have given me and I hope you know how much I appreciate you.

On top of all of this, you are truly a beautiful person inside and out who provides a level of caring I have never seen from a doctor, weight loss clinic or other health professional.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KB - Reston VA

My update. I feel pretty good!!! My bleeding is under control and I am now regular for the most part. Sometimes I will have a strange menstral bleed (long and slow), but I will take it compared to my old “normal”. I still love the progesterone and testosterone I am on. They leave me with no side effects.

I was very happy at my recent (Feb 6th) annual doc appt (physical). After the standard blood draw work up, my numbers were:
Vitamin D= 66.9 (down a bit from your work up which was 77, but still good)
Cholesterol=123 (down from 150 in Sept 2011)
Triglycerides=91 (down from 129 in Sept 2011)

So… I am the new spokesperson for HCG! I love that stuff!! smile The second round for me was amazing. I was very disciplined and determined and after about the 3rd day, it become very easy for me. I was able to drop 14lbs in an 18 day cycle!!!! AND….I am keeping that off with very little effort! OMG I couldn’t be happier! I am in the body that I am comfortable in once again! That feels so good. I am continuing to eat clean and exercise, it is a great life change!

JG—Vienna, VA

Hi Lynese – In an old file I found a print out from an online longevity calculator I had used in 2007 ( I thought I was doing well because it said I would likely live to 86! But I just re-took the survey. Basically by cutting out the coffee, carbs and sugar, increasing my exercise and losing weight, I’ve apparently added 13 years to my life!! The calculator now says I could live to be 99!! With a little more exercise and a little less work, I could live to 106!! Thanks for all the added years Lynese!!!

All the best.

P.S. – I saw Diane over the weekend – she’s looking great, and is so happy with her weight loss.

AP - Falls Church, VA

Hi Lynese – Just had to share this with you. I have appeared in an online newsletter (Legal Bisnow) twice – the first time a year ago and the second time today. Look at the difference in my photos!

It’s an absolute miracle! In the older photo even my eyelids look fat! I can’t get over how much I now look like my old self – of 20 years ago! I certainly don’t look like I’m closing in on 59, do I??

The best thing anyone has said to me so far was a comment made by a neighbor who saw me today for the first time in over a year. At first he didn’t recognize me. Then he just stared intently into my face for a few minutes and said “How is your mother?” (I was confused because he doesn’t know my mother). Then he said “I had to ask that because you look like your own daughter!” Wow!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

AP - Falls Church, VA

“With that said, I have been getting incredible compliments:
“You look like a movie star”
“What have you been doing”
“You look amazing”
“You look ten years younger”
I feel incredible”

KB - Reston, VA

Hi – hope you are doing well. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I’m getting there. I wanted to let you know I hit the 30 lb loss today!!! Yeah! So excited! Clothes that didn’t fit are fitting. Clothes I used to wear are too big. Feeling great! A little nervous about tomorrow’s feeding frenzy- but hoping to not overindulge too bad.

LJ - Arlington, VA

Anyway – just had to tell you that my size 12 pants have been falling off of me! I went to Target this weekend to get some cheap crop pants and shorts for the summer – still not wanting to invest much in clothes that are not my “target” size. (I’ve blown past the size 14 shorts I couldn’t fit into for years). And wouldn’t you know – the 12s were too big – I fit best in the size 10!!

I’M A 10!!! I’m amazed!!

I broke the 170 barrier too – I’m now 168. Just 13 pounds to go to my goal weight. I can’t believe it. The meds have been working like a charm. I think the extra thyroid has really boosted me past a plateau. I’m cleaning out my closet like a madwoman; I can’t believe how much clothing I have for donations.

I’m still getting double takes and amazed looks from people who haven’t seen me for awhile. And after remarking how great I look, a girlfriend recently peered suspiciously at me and said – “And have you had something done to your face too? You look younger!” And I do!

AP - Falls Church, VA 6/2010

Hi Lynese — Great news – seems a fibroid has disappeared! The ultrasound revealed only one fibroid this time, and it is just a little teensy bit smaller than before. So it hasn’t gotten any bigger at all. And the other fibroid didn’t show up on the ultrasound. smile

Thank goodness I did not get that hysterectomy, huh? and thank goodness I came to you to start the bio-identical hormone therapy. I believe that the progesterone is working. And I’m so glad I’m not on the birth control pills anymore. BTW, haven’t had a period since September, and haven’t had any hot flashes either! Life is good.

AK - Germantown, MD

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  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue/loss of energy
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Decrease in sexual libido/interest/desire
  • Apathy
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Decreased stamina
  • Prostate problems
  • Decreased urine flow
  • Increased urinary urge
  • Premature aging
  • Thinning/sagging skin
  • Insulin resistance
  • Bone loss
  • Decrease in muscular strength/muscle mass
  • Hair loss
  • Decreased strength
  • Abdominal fat
  • Decreased mental sharpness
  • Elevated triglycerides
  • Joint aches/stiffness of hands
  • Breast enlargement
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Nervous
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Memory lapses
  • Loss of physical agility
  • Shrinkage in size of sexual organs
  • Insomnia/poor sleep quality

Our BHRT program for men is designed to help men reverse many of these symptoms and recapture some of their youthful attributes and functions.

Here is what one recent patient had to say in his own words:

Dr. Lawson,

BHRT was my missing link.  I truly believe it helped get me over the hump for full body wellness.  Along with diet and exercise, it’s the 3rd piece of the body puzzle.  Thanks to you and your regimen, I’ve accelerated my monthly fatloss by over 25% since we met 3 months ago, while also gaining measurable muscle mass and improved recovery from joint surgery.  Although there is no magic bullet, understanding that as we age, the body no longer produces (as much of) what it used to make, and both supplementing those substances and how important hormones are to well-being and health are of huge importance. Keep up the great work and thank you again.

What are the benefits of BHRT for men?

Our BHRT program for men provides many benefits for men with andropause (hormonal imbalances) including:

  • Restored hormone balance and relief of related symptoms
  • Improved libido and sexual performance
  • Increased ability to build lean muscle
  • Improved heart health
  • Increased bone production and prevention of
  • osteoporosis
  • Enhanced energy and sex drive
  • Reduced wrinkles and improved skin tone
  • Improved mental sharpness and better memory

Male Hormone Replacement

What are Bioidentical Hormones? Bioidentical hormones, also known as natural hormones, are substances that have the same chemical structure as the hormones that are produced by the human body, and they also create the same physiologic response. Hormones are NOT drugs. They are naturally occurring substances that are found in all humans since the time of conception. BHRT replaces hormones at a “physiologic” level that is not harmful to the body. Physiologic levels never exceed what the individual has already been accustomed to in his or her younger years.

Is “BHRT for men” the same thing as the more popular term “Low T” treatment men? The answer is yes and no.  To the extent that they both involve administering Testosterone replacement to enhance male health, the answer is yes.  But our BHRT for men program seeks to also optimize DHEA, another critical hormone, Pregnenolone (the hormone for memory) and Estradiol (Yes, men need to have an optimal amount of Estradiol as well as women).  Many Low T programs focus exclusively on Testosterone and perhaps aromatase inhibitors which are needed for men that convert Testosterone to Estradiol at too high a rate.  But Low T programs tend to give all men aromatase inhibitors, although from our research and data from our patient population, only about 10% of men need an aromatase inhibitor.  Our goal is to balance all of the hormones,  not just Testosterone to make you the best that you can be.

Are Bioidentical Hormones FDA Approved? We use FDA approved bioidentical hormones (natural hormones) whenever possible to restore low testosterone levels to more youthful levels; however, when a dosage or strength that the patient requires is not commercially available, we use a compounding pharmacy to prepare an individualized prescription. Compounding pharmacists must comply with the regulation of the state boards of pharmacy, and they have access to the highest grade bulk ingredients as well as state-of-the art equipment used to accurately prepare hormone preparations. Close monitoring of the patient by PWC helps to promote maximum benefits and safety.

Beyond the benefits listed above, studies have validated that BHRT for men improves insulin resistance, reduces waist circumference, reduces body fat, lowers hemoglobin A1C and improves sexual performance.  Check the references below:

Want to hear Dr. Lawson talk about Male issues beyond Low T/TRT?.

Click here to watch and hear Dr. Lawson on a recently recorded webinar on the topic of “Beyond Testosterone Replacement Therapy”.

Looking for the latest thinking on male sexual performance?  Click here to read about GAINSWave, our new Acoustic soundwave technology to for men with erectile dysfunction and for men that just want to optimize their performance in the bedroom.

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