Male Hormones

Hormonal imbalances can occur at any age and affect both men and women. The primary hormone in men is testosterone. As age increases, testosterone levels decline and can lead to a condition known as andropause or more commonly “low-T.” Testosterone deficiency may lead to decreased concentration, lethargy, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, and depression among other side effects.

How can compounds help?

There are several effective products that exist on the commercial market to help with symptom management. If you have low testosterone and if the current available treatment options are not a good fit for you, your compounding pharmacy can work with your medical provider to create a testosterone formulation for you. These medications may be for oral or topical use. With proper monitoring and dosage adjustments, compounded testosterone formulations can help control symptoms associated with low-T in a safe manner.

Male Hormones

There is a lot of talk now about male menopause or andropause. If you have noticed a decline in energy, muscle mass and libido (same for women), you don’t have to just learn to accept it. There are many causes, other than simple aging, and many answers. Many times medication can cause these problems. Your pharmacist can review your medication profile to determine dosage and treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Compounding is a relationship between the patient, physician, and pharmacist. Together, we will work to provide an alternative treatment option when and if the current available treatment options are not the best fit for you.

We have a chart below for your reference, two or more symptoms in any category indicate priority for testing (Symptoms may overlap between categories). This is not a complete list of hormone imbalances, but the majority of the ones reported.

Thyroid Imbalance

  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Unable to Lose Weight
  • Premature Aging
  • Arthritis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Forgetful
  • Thinning Skin
  • Aches/Pains
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Mood Changes
  • Central Obesity
  • Headaches
  • Numbness (hands/feet)

Adrenal Imbalance

  • Stress
  • Weight Gain in Waist
  • Tired/Exhausted
  • Decreased Muscle Mass
  • Fatigue
  • Sugar Cravings


Insulin Resistance

  • Decreased Stamina
  • Sugar Cravings
  • Elevated Triglycerides
  • Cold hands/feet
  • Sexual Dysfunction Allergies/Asthma
  • Increased UrineWeight GainIncreased Fatigue

Growth Hormone Deficiency

  • Slow Pulse
  • Slowing Cognition
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Erratic Blood Pressure
  • Hair Loss
  • Decline in "Quality of Life"
  • Bone Loss
  • Brittle Hair/Nails
  • Arthritis
  • Aches/Pains