What is Andropause?
Well, you might already have heard the term “menopause,” where women of 45-55 years of age experience signs and symptoms due to hormonal changes within their bodies. While women suffer predominantly, they are not the only one, as scientists are claiming that men often do go through their own “menopause” termed as “andropause.” Though the idea is still in its infancy, researchers have already come up with a clear management plan regarding this medical condition.
One possible reason for “andropause” might be a lack of male hormone testosterone. Scientists have proved it up to some extent by providing androgen shots to those males, and results revealed testosterone administration improved their signs and symptoms markedly. In addition, it is normal for aging men to have decreased testosterone level.
Along with low testosterone level, males might experience several other varying symptoms such as fatigue, depression, low sexual urge, and weakness. It is worth noting that relationship between those symptoms and low testosterone level is still deemed controversial.
Now, how would you know if someone is experiencing andropause? What are the available treatments? While some might confuse aging symptoms with andropause, there are no set criteria that you can use to diagnose the disease. Ask about symptoms, previous medical history, rule out co-morbid conditions, and measure blood testosterone level. Now you can surely make a diagnosis by excluding all other possibilities.
While diagnosing andropause might be a bit tricky since sign symptoms are a bit vague and testosterone level might decrease in numerous other clinical conditions, researchers agree that testosterone therapy is the only available solution for effectively treating andropause in men. Testosterone is available in several preparations including getting, pellets and injections. If taken according to prescribed guideline one might expect increased testosterone level that might go some way in alleviating associated signs and symptoms.
If you think you may be going through andropause and need assistance, call the team at Premier Men’s Medical Center now to schedule an appointment to have a consultation with their experienced and specially trained medical staff. We are Orlando’s leading erectile dysfunction center providing patients with help for erectile dysfunction, HGH hormone therapy and much more.