Men’s Health, Low Testosterone
Andropause and Low Testosterone Levels: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options at RenŪ Progressive Medicine
What is Andropause?
The term andropause has been used to denote age-related decline in androgen hormone concentrations in men. Androgens refer to the male sexual hormones of 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. 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.
What are the Symptoms of Andropause?
- 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?
The practitioners at RenŪ Progressive Medicine use a variety of approaches to treat hormone imbalances. 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.
Every person responds differently to hormone treatment modalities,especially bHRT, thus consistent monitoring is necessary to achieve optimal symptom relief and chronic disease prevention.
The Naturopathic Physicians at RenŪ Progressive Medicine have many years of experience identifying hormone imbalance and customized treatment protocols for men’s health and andropause.