Many men experience urinary complications as they age. A number of common urinary conditions appear to have hormonal contributors:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Interstitial cystitis (IC), commonly referred to as painful bladder syndrome
- Urinary incontinence
Urinary problems can be embarrassing and frustrating. Fortunately, hormone replacement therapy is a safe and effective solution to the hormonal imbalances that contribute to incontinence.
Our experts administer and monitor treatment plans that work to stop incontinence at its source. Balancing levels of estrogen, testosterone and DHT can be an effective way to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia as well as to treat an enlarged prostate.
If a hormone imbalance is the cause of your urinary problems, hormone replacement therapy may be the solution for you. Global Life Rejuvenation physicians have successfully used HRT to help men with incontinence achieve more control. Contact us to meet a physician and get started today.
Causes & Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is characterized by an enlarged prostate. When the prostate is enlarged, it squeezes the urethra, impeding the flow of urine and making urination difficult or sometimes impossible. Benign prostatic hyperplasia is common, particularly in men over 60. Severe cases can lead to kidney stones.
Enlargement of the prostate is caused by imbalances in testosterone, estrogen and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone closely related to testosterone.
During andropause, testosterone levels typically decrease as estrogen levels tend to increase. One way estrogen is produced in men is through the enzyme aromatase, which converts testosterone to estrogen. Aromatase levels typically increase in men as they age, resulting in increased estrogen production and decreased testosterone in the body. These hormonal changes have been associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia in men.
Causes & Treatment for Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome)
Interstitial cystitis (IC), or painful bladder syndrome, is a disorder in which the wall of the bladder becomes inflamed. Interstitial cystitis may cause thickening and scarring of the bladder walls, diminished bladder capacity resulting in the need for frequent urination, bleeding, and ulcers in the lining of the bladder.
The cause of interstitial cystitis is not fully understood. However, studies indicate a relationship between low testosterone levels and painful bladder syndrome in men. In these studies, men with IC were found to show diminished levels of testosterone.
Treatment for painful bladder syndrome using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been reported to provide relief from and treat interstitial cystitis.
Causes and Treatment for Incontinence (Frequent Urination)
Urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control that causes involuntary and frequent urination. Urinary incontinence in men can have a wide range of causes, but studies show that men who achieve hormone balance through testosterone replacement therapy (HRT) often experience increased bladder control and capacity. HRT can be an effective way to treat frequent urination.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Male Urinary Problems
Hormone replacement therapy for male urinary problems is a proven approach to achieving the control and the comfort that contribute to a high quality of life.
Getting your hormone levels tested is the first step toward relief from male urinary problems associated with andropause and imbalanced hormone levels. Contact Global Life Rejuvenation today to meet a physician and get started.
Is HRT Safe?
It’s important to remember that even though it’s called hormone replacement therapy, the goal of this treatment is not to replace someone’s hormone level to what they once had. Our process is to give a very small amount of hormones to supplement or to help your body naturally produce hormones that it no longer makes as a result of aging. By doing this, we alleviate symptoms associated with hormone imbalance and help you feel better.
HRT is completely safe when taken under the guidance of an expert practitioner. Among men, HRT has been proven to help prevent cardiovascular risks and type 2 diabetes. We don’t want men to suffer from urinary problems when there’s a treatment option available.
Contact Global Life Rejuvenation online or call us at (866) 793-9933 and learn more about how hormone therapy can provide relief from urinary problems such as interstitial cystitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and urinary incontinence in men.