Male Andropause. It is a very real and prevalent issue for men, especially starting around the age 40.
To put it simply, andropause is the steady decline in the hormone testosterone. It usually effects men around the age of 40 and continues for a longer period of time, possibly lasting for decades, than menopause with women which can have more extreme effects but over a shorter period of time. In fact, by age 45-55 men can experience the same types of effects similar to menopause.
The effects can include changes in attitude and mood, mild depression, fatigue, lower sex drive, reduced erections, weight gain in the middle, loss of energy, and reduction in physical agility because of the loss of muscle mass.
Hormone therapy has become more common in treating the effects of menopause in women. However, the side-effects have become too dangerous, like when men take Viagra to enhance their sexual performance. It is not a natural component; therefore the body cannot assimilate it without side effects.
Bio-identical hormones have become preferable due to their natural effects on the body. These same types of bio-identical, natural hormones are now available to men as well. The bio-available testosterone not only increases muscle mass and improves a man’s general well-being, it also lowers cholesterol, enhances libido and sexual energy, and helps prevent pre-mature heart disease.
If you have these symptoms from aging, even if you are just in your 40’s, don’t wait until they are worse. Contact us today to learn from your own “Age Management Plan” what you need at your age.
What are some symptoms you have noticed in yourself or someone else you care about? We would love to hear from you.