What is Andropause or Male Menopause?

Similar to menopause in women, andropause arrives in a man’s life when there is a drastic drop in hormone levels. When levels of testosterone fall, the condition is called hypogonadism (hypo=low, gonad=testis). Although total testosterone may not drop drastically, free testosterone, or the active form of testosterone, drops significantly with age.

What are some of the symptoms of andropause?

Symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Depression
  • Aches and pains
  • Decreased strength and endurance
  • Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection
  • Hot flashes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Obesity
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Muscle loss

What can I do?

Hormone replacement therapy may help reverse some of the negative effects of low testosterone. Biologically identical testosterone is the same molecular structure and might produce the same effects as the free form of testosterone produced by the testes.

What are biologically identical hormones?

Biologically identical testosterone is derived from yams. It has the same molecular structure and may help produce the same effects as the free form of testosterone produced by the testes.

Are there any side effects?

Before testosterone replacement is initiated, your healthcare practitioner should order the proper tests such as a PSA and DHT tests. All drugs taken in non-physiological doses have the potential to present adverse side effects. Talk to your healthcare practitioner or pharmacist for more information.

How are biologically-identical hormones administered?

Biologically identical testosterone therapies include injections, topical gels and sublingual tablets (dissolved under the tongue). We offer all forms!

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