At the Cameron Wellness Center, men’s health is very important. As men age, they can experience a decline in their vitality which is usually due to a gradual drop in hormone levels, especially testosterone. The term to describe this condition is “Andropause.”
Symptoms of Adropause occur slowly over time. Symptoms include changes in attitude, mood, confidence, memory, energy level, sex drive, muscle tone, muscle mass, muscle strength, abdominal fat, and physical agility.
For men, at this time of life, questioning insecurities such as values, success, accomplishments, etc. can set in which can be confused with declining hormones. It is important to understand that each hormone works on all organs and tissues receptor sites to aid in proper metabolic activities. For example, testosterone receptors in women and men are in the brain, muscle, skin, bone, joints, vessels, heart, etc. Testosterone is key in building protein, supporting normal sexual behavior, and producing erections.
Symptoms may include:
- Abdominal weight gain
- Muscle loss
- Decrease in libido and erectile function
- Hair loss
- Memory Loss
While a decline in hormone production may be a natural consequence of aging, it is not mandatory! Replacing youthful hormone levels can protect against chronic disease, increase vitality and support graceful aging.