What is Andropause?
Andropause is the technical term for the hormone imbalance all men will experience as they age. Commonly called male menopause, andropause typically begins to affect men between the ages of 35 and 40. In some cases, however, the testosterone deficiencies associated with andropause may occur in much younger men.
Whatever your age, as a man you need testosterone to maintain energy and focus, to build lean muscle, to boost your sex drive, and to regulate your moods. In other words, the onset of andropause (and the drop in testosterone that goes with it) can have a big impact on the quality of your personal and professional life. In fact, upon entering andropause, many men say they just don’t feel like themselves anymore.
What Causes Andropause?
Andropause occurs as men get older, primarily because our glands slow down and stop producing adequate levels of hormone. The result is hormone imbalance. In particular, testosterone, thyroid and DHEA levels decline. Meanwhile, estrogen levels often increase—not a good thing for a man.
What Are the Symptoms of Andropause?
The following are some of the more common symptoms of andropause:
- Memory loss
- Low sex drive
- Sexual dysfunction
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Hair loss
- Prostate problems
Can Andropause be Treated?
While testosterone decline is something that will happen to every man as he gets older, that doesn’t mean we have to accept it. So long as it’s done correctly, hormone levels can be safely and effectively restored via hormone therapy. Men of any age can benefit, and results can generally be seen in 4 to 6 weeks. It’s important to note, however, that for hormone therapy to be effective, it must go hand-in-hand with a healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress management.
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