What is Andropause?
While familiar among doctors, surprisingly few men are aware of male menopause or “andropause”. This condition has been found in medical literature since the 1940’s but since doctors lacked a method to properly diagnose the condition and because the symptoms are so gradual and vary from man to man, little was done to educate the population. As a result, andropause has been vastly under diagnosed and untreated. Having our clients get blood work threw nationally licensed organizations, we can monitor testosterone along every aspect of our patients hormone levels restoring there over all health and well-being.
Symptoms of Andropause:
- Weight Gain
- Sleep Apnea
- Memory Loss
- Diminished Libido
- Hair Loss
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Muscle Loss
- Night Sweats
- Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Andropause is a result of a gradual drop in testosterone which is an androgen, giving the condition its name. In all cases, bioidentical hormones can be a part of the solution. When men get into their early 30’s they begin losing testosterone at a rate of one to two percent a year. According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 4 – 5 million men have symptoms of low testosterone levels and only 5 – 10% of these men will seek treatment.
A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report analyzed male hormones and found that testosterone levels in 70 year old men were 10% of the levels in males that were 25 years old. By the time men are between the ages of 40 and 55 they have been experiencing the effects of andropause for some time.
The Importance of Testosterone:
Testosterone assists the male body in building protein and is crucial for normal sexual drive, stamina, and in producing erections. Testosterone also contributes to several metabolic functions including bone formation, liver function, prostate gland growth the production of blood cells in bone marrow along with strengthening the heart.
The risks and benefits of testosterone replacement need to be evaluated by a qualified hormone therapy expert; each mans anatomy and physiology are different, so it’s not a one size fits all diagnosis. The first step is entering your contact information so one of our clinical advisor can gather your medical history. Testosterone replacement therapy is a treatment for men with low testosterone who want to boost their overall health and well-being. Perhaps the best news for men is that hormone losses and imbalances are easily correctible. And through proper treatment, we can bring about a healthier, younger more vital you.
What is Metabolic Syndrome?
Metabolic Syndrome is a name for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk for hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, and type II Diabetes. The American Heart Association states Metabolic Syndrome can be identified by the presence of 3 or more of these components.
– Elevated Waist Circumference (Women > 35 in)
– Elevated Fasting Triglycerides – > to 150
– Reduced HDL good cholesterol) Women< 50
– Elevated Blood Pressure > 130/85
– Elevated Fasting Glucose > rno
Other asssociated conditions
– Prothrombic State (increased risk for blood clots)
– Proinflammatory State (elevated C-Reactive Protein in blood)
Individuals associated with 3 or more of these conditions are at increased risk of plaque build up in artery walls which can lead to heart attacks, strokes and other medical conditions. Combine these conditions with stress, aging, physical inactivity, smoking and a genetic predisposition too heart disease or strokes and you are just a time bomb waiting to explode!
BHRT drastically reduces the risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome.