Andropause, or male menopause (“man-opause”) is the name given to the gradual drop in testosterone that typically affects men between the ages of 40 and 55. Low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism, affects an estimated 13 million men in the U.S.
This decline in male hormones is a natural phenomenon; no man can avoid it. Due to lifestyle factors including stress, poor diet, a lack of physical activity and poor sleep habits, more men under the age of 40 are affected by low testosterone levels.
If you are experiencing symptoms of andropause and are concerned that your testosterone levels are low, the next step is to get your testosterone levels tested.
The test involves a blood draw in our office. For males, we measure testosterone, estrogen and other related hormones. The process is quick — it takes less than 10 minutes — and results are usually available within 24 hours. If you are diagnosed with clinically low testosterone, Advanced Medicine will discuss a course of therapy with you.
At Advanced Medicine we use several methods to treat Low Testosterone such as testosterone injections, creams and pellet implants to correct low hormone levels. This therapy is designed to supplement what your body is not producing in sufficient quantities.
You do not have to decline as your testosterone levels decline. There are safe ways to increase your levels. It will make a world of difference in how you feel and perform in almost every facet of your life. Men often report that they notice a difference in the way they feel within the first three weeks of beginning therapy.
Like anything, your levels need to be monitored by a Provider who cares and knows how to treat hormone deficiency adequately.
Our doctors have designed a safe and proven program for our patients to maximize the benefits which include but are not limited to:
These benefits are seen when low testosterone levels are treated in hypogonadal and andropausal men.
Follow-up is the key success for our patients at Advanced Medicine.
When a man’s testosterone levels are low, he may experience the following symptoms:
If you experience one or more of the above symptoms, we encourage you to schedule a consultation 423.854.9200.