Andropause - Hormone Harmony Clinic

What is Andropause? The Male Menopause Explained

You've heard of menopause in women, but did you know men go through a similar transition? Yep, it's called andropause - the male menopause. Let me break it down:

Q: What exactly is andropause? A: Andropause refers to the gradual decline in testosterone levels in men as they age. Unlike the more abrupt hormonal plunge of menopause in women, andropause involves a slow, progressive drop in testosterone over many years.

Q: At what age does it start? A: Testosterone levels typically peak in the late teens/early 20s. After age 30, most men experience a testosterone decrease of about 1% per year. So andropause usually starts slowly in the 40s/50s.

Q: What are the symptoms? A: Low T can bring about: - Decreased sex drive - Erectile dysfunction - Fatigue and lack of energy - Loss of muscle mass/strength - Weight gain (especially belly fat) - Mood changes like irritability or depression - Poor concentration and memory issues

Sound familiar? If you're nodding along, you may be experiencing the effects of dropping testosterone.

Q: How is it diagnosed? A: A simple blood test measuring your total and free testosterone levels will reveal if they are low for your age. Your doctor will evaluate symptoms too.

Q: What's the treatment? A: The good news is that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can safely return your T-levels to an optimal range, providing relief from andropause symptoms. TRT is available as:

At the Hormone Harmony Clinic, our specialists take a comprehensive, personalized approach. We don't just hand you a prescription - we carefully monitor your hormone levels, adjust your treatment plan, and manage any side effects. Regain your vitality with safe, effective TRT!

Don't resign yourself to the effects of aging. Take control of your health and well-being by having your testosterone checked - it could dramatically improve your quality of life! Drop into an Hormone Harmony Clinic location or book an online consultation today.

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