Andropause

Hormone Balance for Men

Andropause is a gradual, progressive decline of free and total testosterone in men that occurs over a period of years resulting in physiological and psychological changes which may vary from mild to severe. Symptoms can be caused by low testosterone, high estrogen or a combination of both.
Low testosterone levels are associated with rapid aging, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, auto-immune diseases, pain, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.

Low testosterone levels can be seen as early as the mid-thirties in men.

 

Symptoms & Signs of declining testosterone levels may include:

  • Muscular weakness, loss of lean body mass
  • Increased fat in the abdominal/chest area, weight gain
  • Decreased body hair, wrinkles, sagging skin
  • Mental and physical fatigue, lethargy
  • Decline in physical performance and endurance
  • Depression, memory loss, insomnia
  • Decreased concentration, lack of ambition, lack of motivation
  • Increased joint pain, muscle stiffness, decreased coordination
  • Decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, impotence
  • Increased blood sugar, elevated cholesterol

The mainstay of treatment for Andropause is testosterone supplementation. Several treatment options are available. Testosterone supplementation can be administered in the form of a topical gel applied to the skin, sublingual lozenges, IM injection, or subdermal pellet implants. The pellets are the most effective form of testosterone therapy available.

Testosterone replacement can prevent and reverse disease progression.

For information on testing and hormone therapy contact:

Sleep & Wellness Medical Associates

3836 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ 08619
609-587-9944

www.sleep-wellness.org