I'm Back! I feel like my
old self again. These are the typical words that
patients say after the positive effects of bio-identical
Andropause, the male menopause, is the result of a gradual
drop in testosterone. Symptoms manifest themselves in a
number of ways including physical, emotional,
psychological and behavioral changes. Frequently men
notice a gradual loss of energy, loss of muscle, loss of
mental focus, increased fat, decreased stamina, loss of
libido, and sexual dysfunction. Although a decline in
hormone levels will occur in virtually all men with age,
there is no way of predicting who will experience
andropause symptoms of sufficient severity to seek medical
help. According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 4-5
million men have low testosterone levels of which only
5-10% of these men will seek treatment.
recent World Health Organization (WHO) report stated “male
androgens progressively decline with age.” In this study
it was found that the testosterone level of the men 70
years old was only 10% of that of the men 25 years of age.
By the time men are between the ages of 40 and 55, they
can experience signs similar to female menopause. Known as
andropause, its symptoms include changes in body mass,
resulting in less muscle and more fat, changes in
attitudes and moods, fatigue, a loss of energy, sex drive
and physical agility.
symptoms of andropause include:
Loss of energy
Loss of muscle mass
Increase in body fat
Loss of libido
Loss of mental focus
Anxiety and depression
symptoms of andropause are also driven by your level of
stress, quality of nutrition, amount of exercise and the
environmental toxins you are exposed to on a daily basis.
physician-supervised program uses only bioidentical
hormones, hormones which are identical to the body’s own
chemistry, integrated with nutrition and fitness. This
provides a natural treatment that helps men suffering the
symptoms of andropause and live the best life possible.
Exams and Tests for
To determine your hormonal needs, the physician will
thoroughly evaluate your symptoms and order
and/or blood labs to determine what your unique hormonal
needs are. After starting therapy they will always
reevaluate your hormone levels to insure that they are
maintained within optimum balance.
A few of
the initial hormones tested generally include:
addition, your physician may recommend cholesterol
testing, cardiac risk factors, and metabolic profiles.
They may also recommend bone density testing as well as
body compositions for your body fat percent and lean body
mass. This will help them set your base line and gauge
your progress in your treatment.
Imbalance and Andropause
In treating a man with a hormonal imbalance, Natural
Wellness Center physicians replace exactly what is
missing, or low, with the body's appropriate bio-identical
hormones. They prescribe the hormones in the fashion that
exactly match each man's prior hormonal needs.
Testosterone can be replaced in multiple ways whether that
be by use of injection, creams, gels, pellets or taken
orally. The physicians follow up with every patient
closely, evaluating symptoms and using laboratory tests to
determine each patient's customized dose. Natural Wellness
Center physicians order only the finest and most reputable
compounding pharmacies to obtain the exact combination of
hormones required to achieve hormonal balance.
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