More officially known as ADAM syndrome or Androgen Deficiency of the Aging Male, Andropause refers to the physiological and psychological changes that accompany the process of aging in the male population. Testosterone decline is at the core of Andropause, which happens gradually, with a variable onset that typically starts in the mid forties. Men may complain of a vast array of symptoms, from fatigue, loss of muscle mass, loss of libido and erectile tension, to increased irritability, mild to moderate depression, and brain function decline. Our program aims to restore our patients' quality of life and optimal health with the use of hormones and natural supplements. A complete history and physical exam, and laboratory biomarkers and nutrient levels are used to establish the correct diagnosis, which will help establish which mode of treatment is right for you. Our follow up is every two to three months the first year, and twice a year thereafter. Our program emphasizes exercise, sleep, nutrition and nutritional supplement, and stress management counseling as the bases for maximum benefit.
Usually there may be a gradual downward shift emotionally and physically in:
A man may experience:
Testosterone is more than just a hormone for sex. It is vitally involved in making protein, which then in turn makes muscle. It is also involved in the manufacture of bone. Testosterone helps control blood sugar, helps regulate cholesterol and maintain the immune system. Testosterone has been associated with the ability to concentrate and improve mood. Balancing male hormones plays a key role in maintaining a man's quality of life.