If not, how about it’s more commonly-used term, “male menopause”? This phrase refers to that stage in life where men start experiencing menopause-like symptoms, like loss of energy, mental fatigue, increase in body fat-especially around the mid-section, a decline in muscle mass, and a decrease in sexual desire and function.
Male andropause happens when testosterone production declines and remains at a low level. Unfortunately, this is a side effect of aging; when hormone production begins to slow, symptoms like those outlined in the intro usually result. Although it’s completely normal and all too common, it can be a life-altering experience! It can cause men to feel very unhappy and unhealthy. In short, it has the potential to lessen the quality of one’s life.
How Can Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Help?
Bio-identical hormone therapy is a type of wellness program that helps replace these sluggish hormone levels with bio-identically produced natural hormones. The body is unable to distinguish the difference; meaning you’ll experience an improvement in your symptoms after just a week or two on the therapy.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is monitored by a doctor and it all starts with a very specific and comprehensive blood panel. This is the first and most important step in determining if one is a candidate.