Sometimes referred to as male menopause, andropause is a dramatic reduction in testosterone production that may occur in middle-aged men. The term male menopause is a bit misleading. While the onset of menopause in women can be quite sudden, men can start losing their testosterone as early as the age of 35. This gradual reduction means that the resulting symptoms of andropause can slowly build with time.
Andropause Symptoms and Causes
Some of the most common symptoms associated with Andropause include:
- Decreased libido
- Night sweats
- Limited ability to concentrate or stay focused
- Erectile dysfunction
It is still uncertain if these conditions are directly caused by low testosterone or if decreased production is simply a result of preexisting conditions. For example, erectile dysfunction is usually the result of restricted arteries, but the condition is almost always accompanied by decreased levels of testosterone.
The most obvious therapy for treating the loss of testosterone levels is to increase them again through Testosterone Replacement Therapy or Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). This increase can be received through a variety of methods. Some of them include:
• Pellet Insertion
• Injection into the muscle
• Transdermal creams or gels
• Oral Pills or tablets
To schedule a low T treatment consultation, call our front office and we will be happy to assist.