Andropause, Male Menopause and HRT
- Affect your sex drive as well as your ability to handle stress
- Reduce your ability to burn fat and maintain muscle mass, strength and bone density
- Cause mood swings, depression, lack of mental focus, and
- Contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease
All men experience some or all of these symptoms to varying degrees as they get older, but with hormone replacement therapy, these symptoms may be diminished.
Interestingly men and women produce exactly the same hormones, but in different amounts. This means that men need small amounts of progesterone and estrogen in addition to Testosterone.
Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men
At MY Aging Well Network, we have successfully helped many men use hormone replacement therapy to cope with symptoms related to andropause.
The primary aim of hormone replacement therapy for men is to restore their testosterone to pre-andropause levels. Replenishing other hormones including human growth hormone (HGH), estrogen and thyroid hormone are also very important for the proper management of aging. That’s because these hormones work together – and each one needs to be balanced with the others to ensure that your body functions optimally.
At MY Aging Well Network, we use hormone replacement therapy to restore the proper balance between testosterone and other hormones, allowing men to prolong their youthfulness and avoid many of the adverse conditions typically associated with aging.
The Role Of Testosterone In Male Aging
Testosterone is the ‘male’ hormone that defines masculinity. It is an anabolic steroid that is made naturally in the bodies of both and women, but men literally need it to live. It is responsible for their strong sex drive – and it’s what makes them taller, stronger and more muscular than women. Many of the adverse effects of aging in men are caused by diminishing testosterone levels in their bodies.
Typically testosterone levels begin to decline when men reach their early 30s. The consequences are well-known – a cooling off of their sex drive, fatigue, reduction in bone growth and density, mood swings, depression, and an overall lack of focus and concentration. All men will experience these symptoms at some point in their lives. In fact, nearly every man over the age of 50 years is likely to experience one or more symptoms of hormonal imbalances.
Benefits Of Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men
If managed correctly, hormone replacement therapy for men is safe, healthy and effective. Restoring testosterone to pre-andropause levels is vital for your health and can dramatically improve your sense of well being and decrease many of the adverse conditions typically associated with aging.
Men who opt for hormone replacement therapy have reported some or all of the following effects on their health.
- 1-2 Weeks: feeling better than they had in a long time
- 3 Weeks: experiencing a dramatic increase in energy, mental focus and stamina
- 4-6 Weeks: feeling more youthful through combining hormone replacement therapy with eating a healthy diet, regular moderate exercise, stress reduction, quitting smoking and careful consumption of alcohol
- Overall benefits: feeling healthier, experiencing an improved sex drive and achieving a more ‘toned’ appearance
We Are Your Hormone Replacement Experts
Andropause symptoms caused by low hormone levels and hormonal imbalances can be easily and safely managed. If you decide that hormone replacement therapy is right for you, our skilled experts at My Aging Well Network will guide you every step of the way – from exploring your treatment options under the guidance of an Aging Well Network physician to finding a safe and effective hormone replacement therapy that is customized to your needs. Call us today at 561- 748-0800.