One of the treatments that HealthGAINS offers to men is testosterone replacement. We have emphasized on the value of the androgenic hormone again and again. Studies prove that the hormone is not only crucial for men but also important to women. Articles and write-ups on www.everydayhealth.com emphatically say that Andropause is real. As men age, the level of testosterone decreases in the body. This leads to male menopause.
The reason, not every person is convinced with Andropause is because there is not a defined time when it hits. For women, menopause comes at a specific age when the hormonal changes begin to take place. While the change in hormone levels in men is well documented, the symptoms that come along with it are not. This is because the signs arise in males at different time periods. After a man passes the age of thirty, the level of testosterone reduces by one percent every year. The decline does not necessarily come with outwards indicators.
This is why male menopause is still controversial. But, it does exist. Men who undergo andropause suffer these conditions:
1. Erectile problems
3. Low energy
4. Sleep problems
5. Brain fog and a loss of focus
6. Low motivation level
7. Fat is gained especially in the abdomen region
8. Sex-drive is reduced, i.e. decrease libido
9. Hair loss occurs all over the body and head
10. Muscle mass and strength is lost
A further reason for confusion when it comes to Andropause is that the symptoms listed above can occur due to other problems. If a man has thyroid irregularity or suffers from depression and is taking medicines, these signs are visible as side effects. Blaming them on just low testosterone is not advisable. Additionally, there are some conditions like sleep apnea that can actually lower testosterone levels. It means that andropause would be the wrong diagnosis. It is only by treating sleep apnea, the underlying problem that testosterone levels would return to optimal.
If all these varied reasons are not the cause of male menopause indicators, then a man can look into testosterone therapy. One can look into natural testosterone replacement or take synthetic therapy. The natural version is considered safer and more efficient. The options available for men are:
• Ingesting the hormone
• Injecting the hormone
• Topical gel application
Each technique has its pros and cons. The final choice should be based on the preference of the man. While ingesting the androgenic hormone can cause liver toxicity, injections lead to blood clots. Patches and gels slowly release the hormone throughout the day which gets absorbed through the skin. Injections need to be taken only once or twice a week. Implants have seen a rise in popularity only recently.
The implant is inserted just under the layer into the fatty tissue. These are pellet shaped with a sustained release methodology that lasts from four to six months. After half a year, the implants need to be replaced. The latest technology has created bio-identical options that similar to the natural hormone produced by a person.