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What Is Andropause And How Can It Be Treated?

What is Andropause?

Most of us are familiar with menopause in women, but andropause is far less often discussed. As men age, they too undergo a shift in hormones that can lead to fatigue, depression, and a lowered metabolism. This condition leads to changes in the body associated with aging.

Male Menopause

You may be more familiar with the term “male menopause.” Andropause is simply a collection of symptoms related to age-related changes in male hormone levels. Sometimes referred to as testosterone deficiency, andropause can create a cascade of symptoms in men 50 years of age and older leading to lowered metabolism, depression, and changes in mood and energy levels.

Testosterone

The hormone testosterone is most often associated with masculinity because it drives the sex drive, the flight-or-fight response fuels strength and energy and affects the body’s ability to build and maintain muscle mass. The loss of testosterone as we age can have devastating effects on a man’s health. Fortunately, there are treatments that can reverse some of the effects of aging and help boost a man’s energy levels and metabolism.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

The body creates chemical messengers that regulate many bodily functions. Synthetic hormone replacement relies upon man-made imitations of the body’s natural hormones. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones mimic the body’s natural functions. The body accepts the bioidentical hormones as its own naturally produced hormones. They stimulate critical bodily functions that reduce or eliminate the signs of aging.

Fight Andropause

When you book your consultation with Low Country Male, well go over your medical history and discuss your goals. We’ll discuss your options and design a therapy and treatment plan that fits your specific individual needs. There’s no need to let andropause slow you down. With BHRT, you can remain vigorous and retain your strength well into your 50s, 60s, and beyond. Call for your consultation today.

Written By Dr. Travis Love

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