Women aren't the only ones who experience a change of life as they age. Men also suffer from fluctuating hormone levels and testosterone deficiencies that lead to the physical and mental changes associated with aging, a condition called andropause or male menopause. The symptoms of andropause occur gradually, and are the direct result of an age-related decline in testosterone and progesterone, and an increase in estrogen production. While changes to physical appearance can be dramatic, the most dangerous effect of increased estrogen is the amplified risk of heart attack or stroke. Symptoms can be exacerbated by the decline in growth hormone and DHEA that often accompany andropause.
- Body fat gain, particularly abdominal
- Loss of lean muscle tissue
- Memory lapses
- Decreased libido
- Poor sleep quality, insomnia
- Bone loss
- Hair loss
- Wrinkling and drying of skin
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hot flashes, blushing, sweating
- Aches and pains
- Nervousness, anxiety, irritability
- Reduced motivation, apathy
Through a convenient, private consultation and diagnostic testing, we can develop an anti-aging program that can diminish your andropause symptoms and hormone replacement plan.