Testosterone is classified as a steroid hormone in the Androgen group. The decline of testosterone is known as Andropause, sometimes referred to as the male version of Menopause. Beginning as early as 30 years of age, a man’s body makes less and less testosterone, and around 40-55 the levels begin to decline dramatically.
The team at Nurturing You is experienced in the detection, prevention, and management of hormone balances for men along with women. It is a common misconception that only old men need hormone therapy and that couldn’t be less true. Hormone deficiencies occur anytime after the age of 30 and can be symptomatic of many underlying conditions and malfunctions. Let our team improve your quality of life by achieving and maintaining a healthy hormone balance!
Symptoms of Andropause
Male menopause can cause physical, sexual, and psychological problems. They typically worsen as you get older. They can include:
- Lack of energy
- Lack of motivation
- Low self-confidence
- Difficulty concentrating
- Increased body fat
- Reduction in muscle mass
- Gynecomastia, or development of breasts
- Decreased bone density
- Erectile dysfunction
- Reduced libido
Diagnosing and Treating Andropause
A simple blood test is all that is needed to determine your testosterone levels, but uncovering the cause of a hormone imbalance can require insights into your general health and lifestyle. The results of your blood test will be paired with an assessment of the symptoms listed above for a more comprehensive diagnosis. With regards to lifestyle choices, your body can develop a deficiency or imbalance if you do not regularly engage in any of the following:
- Eating a balanced and healthy diet
- Exercise regularly
- Get enough sleep
- Reduce stress levels
Lifestyle changes can only help manage healthy natural declines in testosterone, whereas men who experience low T at an early age, see sudden and dramatic changes in their health, or simply want to feel and look youthful at an older age, testosterone replacement therapy is an excellent option.
The team of experts at Nurturing You will create a health profile based on your history and any other incidental conditions you may be living with. The first step is to determine if your low testosterone levels are symptomatic of another underlying issue! Once the cause has been found, a unique Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan can be implemented that is appropriate for your condition!
Want More Information About Andropause and BHRT?
If you have any unanswered questions about andropause, how it is diagnosed or treated, reach out to the specialists at Nurturing You in Corona, CA for more information! Our goal is to help patients live long, happy and healthy lives! Take the first step towards a better quality of life today by calling our office or booking an appointment online today!