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Andropause and Low Testosterone

The decline in male sex hormones occurs at a slower rate and at different times when compared to women and menopause, thus deficiencies can go overlooked. Andropause and low testosterone can affect men starting at a young age and continue to decline over decades.

The practitioners at Renū Progressive Medicine have specialty training in men’s health and optimizing healthy aging

Hormone support and treatment can increase muscle mass, decrease weight, prevent chronic disease, and increase libido as men age.

What is Andropause?

The term andropause is the age-related decline in androgen hormone concentrations in men. Androgens refer to testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

Decreased androgen concentrations contribute to sexual dysfunction, loss of muscle mass and function, frailty, gain of fat mass, cognitive impairment, and loss of body hair.

Can You Test for Androgens?

Hormones can be tested via blood, urine, or saliva.  All tests have their advantages and disadvantages.  The physician you see at Renū will determine the best testing for you.

What are the Symptoms of Andropause?

  • Fatigue
  • Decreased Libido
  • High Cholesterol
  • Insomnia
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Irritability, Anger, and Mood Swings
  • Loss of body hair
  • Abnormal weight gain
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Brain Fog
  • Lack of motivation

What Treatments and Supportive Therapies are Offered at Renū Progressive Medicine?

In order to determine hormone levels and treatment options, proper testing must be completed first. Customized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (bHRT), nutritional support, and herbal therapy plans are amongst the main treatment modalities used if a deficiency is found.

We safely monitor each patient, customize each treatment plan, and complete regular and warranted follow-up testing in order to optimize your wellness!

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