What is andropause?

Andropause, sometimes called male menopause, is a condition that can affect men as they age. It is characterized by a decrease in testosterone levels and the presence of associated signs and symptoms.

Some key things to know about andropause:

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Now let's go over some key questions and answers about andropause:

What causes andropause?

Andropause is caused by the gradual decline of testosterone production and levels in aging men. The testicles may produce less testosterone, and testosterone may also be more rapidly converted to estrogen in an older man’s body.

What are the treatment options for andropause?

Treatment options include lifestyle modifications like improved diet, exercise, and sleep habits. Testosterone replacement therapy with gels, injections, patches or pellets may also be effective for some men to help alleviate symptoms. Treatment plans should be tailored to the individual.

How do I know if I have andropause?

Symptoms of andropause may include decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, declines in muscle mass/strength, increased body fat, and changes in energy, mood and cognition. Have a discussion with your doctor, get your testosterone level tested, and evaluate your lifestyle to determine if you may have andropause.

Is andropause a normal part of aging?

Some decline in testosterone levels and associated effects is common in aging men. However, the degree to which men experience symptoms can vary widely. Mild to moderate age-related testosterone decline is normal, but more significant deficiency may indicate a hormone issue that needs medical attention and management.

Hope this overview on andropause was helpful! Let me know if you have any other questions. Wishing you health and wellness on your journey of aging. And remember, the caring medical team at Vitality Wellness Clinic is here to provide solutions every step of the way.

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