Hormone Replacement Therapy for Andropause
Andropause, also known as ‘The Male Menopause’, is a time in a man’s life where the levels of testosterone, the male hormone, gradually decrease causing many unpleasant symptoms. Andropause is also referred to as ADAM, which is Androgen Deficiency Aging Male. Andropause is normally a slow and steady reduction in the testosterone levels, typically occurring between the ages of 40 and 55, although some men have noticed and reported a drop in their testosterone level as early as their 30’s.Unlike women, middle-aged men do not experience the complete and permanent shutdown of their reproductive system.
There are many symptoms that men, who are suffering from Andropause, experience. However, every man’s experience is different.
Primary cause – Decline in the hormone testosterone
Secondary cause – Decline in growth hormone and DHEA.
Hormone decline in men produce aging symptoms such as the following: Decreased energy and strength Increased body fat especially the abdomen Inability to maintain muscle Depression and irritability Decreased mental sharpness and memory Loss of eagerness and enthusiasm for daily life (mild to moderate depression) Increased risk of cancer (yes lower levels increase risk) Decrease in sex drive Decreased erectile function Increased cardiovascular and diabetes risk
The Good News!
This problem can be easily diagnosed through laboratory testing and resolved through natural hormone replacement. Hormone levels are restored to what they were at age 25 to 30. This is both safe and effective.
NOTE: It is unwise to restore sex drive and performance with medications that are presently on the market when hormonal imbalance has not first been treated.
The treatment for Andropause (male menopause) is typically diagnosed by a physician who specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Your physician will evaluate the body’s hormone levels, which are typically obtained b through blood tests preformed by a lab. After reviewing your lab results the physician’s recommentations for the treatment of andropause usually will include hormone replacement therapy using bioidentical hormones and testosterone. Testosterone Replacement therapy is a treatment for men with low testosterone who want to boost their health and overall well-being.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones in Men:
- Helps restore optimal hormonal balance to the body
- May help men regain vitality
- May help improve blood flow
- May help increase lean muscle mass and tone
- May help improve libido and sexual performance
- May more effectively treat hypogonadism
- May stimulate sperm production
- May help increase energy levels
- May help improve concentration and memory
- May help reduce Depression
- Nourishes all tissues of urinary and reproductive system
- May help protect against heart disease
- May improve skin elasticity
- Encourages bone growth and improves bone density
- Helps accelerate fat burning
- Helps improve natural sleep cycles
- Helps maintain muscle mass
What About Prostate Cancer?
Older men with lower testosterone levels are more likely to have prostate cancer than younger men with high testosterone levels. Current thinking is… an increase in estrogen levels in the aging male that predispose to prostate cancer.