What is Andropause?
Andropause refers to a period of marked testosterone decline in men, along with the various symptoms that may result. Unlike menopause, andropause is slow and progressive with testosterone decreasing by nearly 1% each year after age 30. As testosterone levels gradually decline, energy, stamina and short-term memory are slowly affected. Only after experiencing major symptoms do most men begin looking for ways to feel normal again.
Bioidentical hormone doctor, Steven Gershon, M.D. in Virginia Beach, VA understands that testosterone is not the only hormone that may be out of balance in your body. Other hormones that may be affected include dehydroepiandrosterone cortisol and thyroid hormones. All of these need to be in balance for your body to maintain peak wellness.
Some of the physiological changes you may experience during andropause include decreased lean body mass, increased fat, decreased bone mineral density, decreased body hair and skin thickness, reduced muscle mass and strength, diminished libido and sexual activity, reduced energy, impaired sleep quality, impaired cognitive function, irritability and depression.
Some of the benefits of bioidentical hormones are:
- Leaner Muscle and Decreased Body Fat
- Higher Bone Density
- Healthier Cholesterol Levels
- Rejuvenated Sex Drive
- Improved Memory and Concentration
- Improved Moods
- Higher Levels of Energy
- Improved Metabolism and Digestion
- Better Sleep
- Reduced Stress Levels
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Regulated Blood Sugar Levels
- Stronger Immune System
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses hormones that are identical in their molecular structure to the hormones produced naturally within the human body. BHRT helps to relieve the symptoms and conditions of hormonal imbalances with little or no side effects.
By measuring and regulating the body’s hormone levels, BHRT provides the balance needed for healthy aging and treats diseases both preventatively and curatively. This natural hormone treatment has produced powerful, therapeutic results for many men suffering from andropause or low-T, and it may help you.
Bioidentical hormone doctor, Steven Gershon, M.D. in Virginia Beach, VA takes a holistic approach to hormonal balance. Steven Gershon, M.D. looks at the whole-body system to determine imbalances and create individualized treatment plans for optimal wellness.