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HRT for Andropause

Andropause, or male menopause, is a name that has been given to a menopause-like condition in aging men. This relates to the slow, but steady reduction of the production of the hormone testosterone and dehydrotestosterone (DHT) and an increase in sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) that occurs in middle-aged men, as a result of normal aging. Unlike women, middle-aged men do not experience an abrupt and permanent physiological shutting down of the reproductive system as a normal event. Andropause is usually caused by a very gradual testosterone deficiency.  On average, testosterone declines 10% every decade after age 30 (1% per year). By men's mid-50s, about 30 percent experience andropause. It is most likely that males with diabetes, hypertension and other chronic illnesses will develop early andropause. Poor diet or exercise may also significantly accelerate that loss.

Typically, the decline in testosterone levels is very gradual and imperceptible. Among the various symptoms, some of the most noticeable include mid-abdominal weight gain, loss of strength and energy, loss of muscle tone and mass, erectile dysfunction, decrease in libido, fatigue, and sleep disruption.

As men's levels of testosterone decline, they become more at risk for premature death and chronic diseases of aging such as heart disease, diabetes mellitus, stroke, cancer, and bone loss.
What we do at Forever Ageless

Since andropause is caused predominantly by a deficiency in hormonal levels, bioidentical hormone replacement or stimulation therapy combined with lifestyle changes and supplements can help significantly offset the effects of andropause. The process of determining the right combination of supplements, hormones, exercise and diet starts with an evaluation with your physician at Forever Ageless. The result is a completely customized approach to your lifestyle and health goals as prescribed by experienced and extensively sub-specialty trained Age Management Medicine physician.

Symptoms Associated with Andropause

  • Loss of energy
  • Vasomotor instability (hot flashes and night sweats)
  • Atrophy and thinning of the genitourinary tissue with increased risk of urinary tract infection and incontinence of urine and stool
  • Loss of libido and erectile dysfunction
  • Weight gain and change in body composition with mid-abdominal fat gain and loss of muscle and bones
  • Osteoporosis with vertebra and hip fractures
  • Loss of lean muscle and tone
  • Insulin resistance with central obesity
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Arteriosclerosis with arterial hypertension, strokes, renal failure
  • Atherosclerosis with strokes, peripheral vascular disease, coronary artery disease, heart attack and angina
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Vascular and Alzheimer's dementia
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Impaired memory
  • Insomnia and sleep disturbances, nocturia
  • Inability to concentrate, mental "fog", and loss of productivity
  • Macular degeneration
  • Increase overall risk of cancer including prostate cancer
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