MENOPAUSE FOR MEN?
Andropause, also known as male androgen deficiency syndrome, is the male equivalent of female menopause. It results from diminished levels of testosterone in the body and exhibits a similar symptom complex to female menopause.
Andropause occurs because of a gradual drop in testosterone that happens naturally as men age. Free testosterone, or the biologically active form, begins declining when a man is in his thirties. By the age of 80, it is only 1/5 of what it was in his youth.
Testosterone is a hormone secreted by the ovaries, adrenal glands, and testes. It is the primary male sex hormone and controls a whole range of physiological functions throughout the body.
In addition to being responsible for male sexual development, it is critical in maintaining erectile function, libido, normal energy levels, and stabilizing mood.
Symptoms of testosterone loss are varied, but the most common include sleep disturbances, changes in sexual function such as the decreased desire for sex, erectile dysfunction, infertility, as well as physical and psychological changes.
When natural testosterone is replenished in andropause men, it has the potential to prolong the quality of life by decreasing the diseases of aging. Testosterone protects against cardiovascular disease and may also protect against Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Type II Diabetes, Osteoporosis, and inflammatory-related diseases. To increase your quality of life, find out if you are experiencing andropause and learn what you can do to reverse andropause and live a healthier and happier life, regardless of your age. If you’re ready to discuss treatment options book your complimentary consultation with one of our experts today.