Male Menopause

Male menopause called andropause is caused by the lowering of hormone levels. The hormones are testosterone, thyroid, human growth hormone (HGH) and DHEA. 

Male hormones start the decline in the mid-twenties. Men can usually start feeling the effects of lower hormone levels by the time they reach 35. 

Every man will have to deal with andropause. Symptoms of menopause can easily be fixed by replacing the lost hormones. 

Replacing hormones for men can be done safely by using bio-identical natural hormones. 

Bio-identical hormones are the same hormones produced naturally by the body. These are not laboratory produced synthetic hormones. 

Male Menopause

Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment for Male Hormone Imbalances

Symptoms of Male Menopause

The symptoms of menopause are similar to women’s in that the experience can sometimes seem overwhelming. 

However, when males go through menopause about 40% between the ages of 40 and 60 will experience some degree of the following menopause symptoms…

  • increased irritability

  • Lethargy

  • Depression

  • hot flashes

  • changes in hair growth and skin quality

  • insomnia

  • loss of a sense of well being

  • lost height

  • reduced libido

  • weakness

  • premature aging

  • loss of both lean body mass and bone mass (making them susceptible to hip fractures)

  • difficulty in attaining and sustaining erections (reduced potency)

  • mood swings

  • decrease in sex drive

  • lack of energy

  • decrease in strength and/or endurance

  • joint aches and stiffness of hands

  • decreased "enjoyment of life"

  • sad and/or grumpy

  • erections less strong

  • deterioration in sports ability

  • falling asleep after dinner

  • decreased work performance

Likely Causes of Menopause

Andropause doesn’t affect all men to the same intensity. 

Some factors that are known to contribute to the condition menopause in men are..…

  • hormone deficiencies

  • hypothalamic sluggishness

  • obesity

  • smoking

  • poor circulation

  • hypertension

  • non-prescription medications and prescription

  • excessive alcohol consumption

  • poor diet

  • lack of exercise

  • psychological problems

  • notably mid-life depression

It is common for males to have a general decline in potency midway through life. This decline is common in a significant amount of the male population. The availability of testosterone is decreased due to a relative increase in circulating levels of estrogen. 

Tips for Dealing with Male Menopause

  • Relieve stress in new ways.

  • Perform execise regularly.

  • Find a supportive group or talk to a friend about what you're going through.

  • Limit the amount of alcohol and caffeine you consume.

  • Eat a nutritious, low-fat, high-fiber diet.

  • Get plenty of sleep.

  • Drink lots of water.

Low Thyroid in Men

Menopause symptoms men deal with can also be related to low thyroid function.

Treatment for Men and Menopause (Andropause)

Treatment for andropause consists of replacing lost hormones with natural hormones that are bio-identical. Bio-identical means the hormones are molecularly equal to those produced naturally within the body. 

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