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What are the side effects of too much bioidentical testosterone?

Written by Benjamin Lee - Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Consultant - February 23, 2023

Side Effects of Too Much Bioidentical Testosterone

Too much bioidentical testosterone can have a range of side effects, which vary depending on the individual and their medical history. Some common issues include:

  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Oily skin
  • Mood swings or aggression
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Bloating or water retention
  • Excess facial hair growth
  • Difficulty sleeping

More serious side effects of too much bioidentical testosterone can include reproductive system issues, such as reduced sperm count, testicular shrinkage, and testicular pain. It is also important to note that long-term use of too much testosterone can cause liver damage.

Types of Hormone Imbalance

Too much or too little testosterone can be caused by a number of underlying conditions that are best diagnosed and treated by an expert hormone specialist. It is important to identify whether the hormonal imbalance is due to primary hypogonadism, secondary hypogonadism, obesity-induced hypogonadism, or other causes before beginning any kind of treatment plan. Generally speaking, primary hypogonadism will require more aggressive treatment than secondary hypogonadism or obesity-induced hypogonadism.

Treating Hormonal Imbalance

Treatment for hormone imbalances typically involves either taking supplements (e.g. bioidentical testosterone) to increase levels of hormones in the body, or reducing exposure to environmental factors (e.g., pollution) that may decrease hormone levels in the body. Generally speaking, supplementing with hormones should only be done under strict medical supervision and care as there may be adverse side effects with prolonged use of these supplements; therefore it is recommended that any decision to supplement should be made with great caution and consideration for all factors involved.

Benefits Of Bioidentical Testosterone Replacement

Bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy has been found to have many benefits such as improved energy levels, increased muscle mass and bone strength, improved libido and sexual performance, improved mental alertness, reduced depression symptoms etc.. In addition to this replacing lost hormones through bioidentical hormone therapy has been found to restore balance in the body's natural chemistry leading to increased overall health and wellbeing as well as improved quality of life for those suffering from hormonal imbalances due to aging or disease.

What To Look For In A Hormone Therapy Provider?

For anyone considering taking bioidentical hormones it is important to do your research into prospective hormone therapy providers before making any decisions. You want someone who has experience in this field so they will know how best advise you on your specific situation; look for a provider who has knowledge about both traditional and modern approaches when it comes to treating hormone imbalance conditions such as low testosterone. At BHRT Pro Center our hormone specialists provide personalized plans tailored specifically each patient’s lifestyle needs while being attentive and caring towards every individual we treat! Contact us today if you’re looking for top quality care!

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