Andropause, or “male menopause” as it is commonly called, occurs when hormone levels, specifically of testosterone, decrease. Testosterone is a hormone produced in men’s testes and is responsible for changes during puberty and fuels mental, physical, and sexual energy, among other things.
Signs & Symptoms
A Natural Part of Aging
All men experience a gradual decline in their testosterone levels after the age of 30. The decrease in testosterone may become more noticeable after the age of 40. This normal drop in testosterone continues for the rest of your life.
Common signs or symptoms of andropause include hair loss, reduced sex drive, erectile dysfunction, mood swings and irritability, loss of muscle mass, reduced ability to recover from exercise, fatigue, difficulty sleeping or increased tiredness, and gaining weight around the abdomen and chest (e.g., the appearance of “man boobs”).
What Can You Do?
A number of actions may help reduce the impact of falling testosterone levels, such as reducing alcohol consumption, avoiding stress, eating a healthy, balanced diet, and staying active. However, none of these solutions will increase testosterone to the levels men generally have in their 20s and early 30s.
How can Ellithia help?
The only solution to this inevitable hormone decrease is to replace the reduced testosterone. At Ellithia Healthcare, we discuss your symptoms and do a thorough blood analysis to determine your hormone levels. We then treat your andropause naturally and effectively by prescribing hormone replacement that can increase your body’s testosterone levels, improve your physical, mental, and sexual performance and get you feeling like your old self again.