Andropause

Current medical research now defines the male equivalent to menopause as andropause.  Men, however, experience a more gradual decline in hormone levels than women. 

When this decline happens, men often find themselves:

  • Lacking in sexual desire
  • Gaining weight
  • Losing muscle mass
  • Feeling sluggish, depressed and irritable

Most men believe they must endure these body and hormonal changes as part of the natural aging process.  Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy can restore your hormonal balance, well-being, and physiological state of your 30s.  Replenishment of these hormones to physiological levels (optimal, but within normal limits and not excessive) has been shown to alleviate these age-related changes.  As with all hormone replacement therapies, there are certain risks and possible complications, but without question, the benefits far outweigh these risks.

Andropause is the decline in testosterone levels and there are health problems that accompany this loss of hormone.  Approximately 30% of men in their 50s will have levels low enough to cause symptoms and health risks. 

In my opinion, there are two aspects to andropause:

  • Quality of life changes that can occur (moodiness, anxiety, low or no sex drive, etc.)
  • Increased health risks (bone loss, heart disease, diabetes, etc.)

For those patients who want to combat either or both of these aspects that occur during andropause, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the way to go.  I have found that implantable hormone pellet therapy works the best.  Pellet therapy is the most effective of all the therapies I have worked with and has been around for more than 30 years.  Study after study has reaffirmed the effectiveness of this form of therapy.  Dosing is determined by each patient’s specific hormonal deficiencies.  A compounding pharmacist acquires pure pharmaceutical grade hormone and compounds it into the dose that I order for you.          

Why do hormones decline?

The glands that produce our hormones do not regenerate.  They produce fewer hormones every year after the age of 30.  With pellet therapy, the body is given back what it can no longer produce.

What are bio-identical hormone pellets?

They are derived from a natural plant source of soy and hand compounded to be biologically identical to human forms of testosterone.

As a man, what can I expect from pellet therapy?

  • Enhancement of libido and/or increased sexual desire
  • An increase in lean body mass and a decrease in body fat
  • Greater capacity for getting in shape
  • Reduced fatigue and increased energy levels
  • Consistency in moods
  • Increase energy, focus, and concentration
  • An increased overall sense of well-being