Aging and getting older is not a topic many people really want to talk about, especially if you are the one hitting the higher age bracket! However, you need to know the symptoms of aging are not just happening to you, so don’t feel alone!
When you think about aging and unpleasant symptoms involved you may just think about the well-known issue associated with women called menopause, when hormone production stops completely. However, men can go through a similar experience called andropause.
Andropause is a gradual, progressive decline in testosterone. This decline in testosterone does not happen overnight and it does not completely stop production. Thank goodness right?! Sure, you can relax a bit but low testosterone can cause many physiological and psychological changes that need to be addressed. For instance, if not treated, low testosterone can be associated with aging quicker, heart disease, diabetes, auto-immune diseases, pain, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Here are some of the signs and symptoms of male menopause to watch out for:
- Loss of lean body mass and increased fat in the abdominal/chest area
- Decreased body hair, wrinkles, sagging skin
- Feeling lethargic, both mentally and physically
- Decline in physical performance and endurance
- Lack of ambition and motivation
- Decreased libido and erectile dysfunction
- Increased blood sugar, elevated cholesterol
If you are a male in your mid-thirties or older and are experiencing some of these signs and symptoms of male menopause, you might be experiencing andropause. Luckily, there are several options you can consider to help get your testosterone levels back to where they used to be! Here at Blue Sky MD we offer the latest and most effective hormone replacement therapy options to suit many different needs.
Give us a call today to schedule your consultation with one of our medical providers to discuss what might be best for you! We CAN help you feel like yourself again!