Bio-identical hormone replacement for men
Male patients often don’t recognize the symptoms of testosterone deficiency until it affects their erections. They often ignore the preliminary health related problems that occur as a result of declining testosterone levels.
Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency (Androgen Deficiency)
- Loss of energy
- Brain Fog
- Decrease mental quickness
- Diminished libido
- Decrease orgasmic intensity
- Loss of strength
- Loss of muscle flexibility
- Prolonged recovery from exercise
- Loss of cardiac protection
- High cholesterol
- High LDL Cholesterol
- Weight gain
- Fat increase especially mid abdominal
- Loss of endurance
- Sleep disturbances
- Difficulty converting fat to lean muscle mass with increased exercise
Andropause and Other Causes
Andropause, a syndrome in aging men, consists of physical, sexual, and psychological symptoms that may include weakness, fatigue, reduced muscle and bone mass, impaired hematopoiesis, oligospermia, sexual dysfunction, depression, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, memory impairment, and reduced cognitive function.
Free testosterone levels begin to decline at a rate of 1% per year after age 40. It is estimated that 20% of men aged 60-80 years have levels below the lower limit of normal. The symptoms include those listed above.
In addition to aging, other causes of low testosterone include a low-fat, high carbohydrate, low nutrient diet, stress, and poor sleep.