Andropause, also known as male menopause or low T, is a condition that occurs in men as they age, typically starting in their 40s or 50s. It is caused by the gradual decline in testosterone, the hormone responsible for regulating various bodily functions, including muscle mass, bone density, and sex drive. However, unlike menopause in women, andropause does not involve a complete cessation of reproductive function.
SYMPTOMS OF ANDROPAUSE MAY INCLUDE:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased muscle mass
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO ANDROPAUSE:
- Tobacco use
- Substance abuse
- Review of medical history and physical examination
- Blood tests to measure hormone levels
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR ANDROPAUSE:
- Lifestyle changes: diet and exercise
- Testosterone replacement therapy
Managing andropause can be challenging, but with an optimal treatment plan, it is possible to minimize the impact of hormonal changes and maintain a high quality of life. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of andropause, contact us for a consultation at Remedy Wellness Solutions for proper diagnosis and treatment.