Male Andropause

In Doctor Trim’s view, BHRT and Age Management Medicine are the fields of medicine dedicated to maintaining and restoring vitality, as well as, preventing degenerative disease.

We all have levels of estrogen and testosterone in our bodies. These are natural hormones that our body produces and keep us young. When we start lacking testosterone or estrogen, it leads to aging.

In order to combat the signs of aging as well as the ill health that goes along with it, bio-identical hormone can be prescribed to replace what has been lost. Doctor Trim will not simply replace the hormones that you’ve lost, he will also counsel you on nutrition and fitness, both of which are very important to everyone, especially to those who have a hormone imbalance.

Aging
Aging is associated with decreased lean body mass, decreased bone mass and increased body fat. The body composition changes are consistent with the progressive decline in the secretion of hormones. Replenishment of these hormones to physiological levels (optimal, but within normal limits and not excessive) has been shown to alleviate these age-related changes. (Neil Rouzier, MD)

What is Andropause?
Male “menopause”? As testosterone levels decline with age, there are health problems that accompany this loss of hormone. These changes tend not to be as dramatic as those that women experience, but the results are just as significant. This is called Andropause.

Hormone levels begin to decline in our 20’s and continue at a steady decline of approximately 1% per year for our entire lives. By our 40’s and 50’s, the testosterone levels may have dropped enough that we develop signs and symptoms of andropause.

These symptoms may include anxiety, irritability, fatigue, loss of energy, poor focus, depression, loss of mental clarity, loss of muscle tone, decreased exercise tolerance, weight gain in spite of exercise, loss of memory, osteoporosis, decreased libido, and erectile dysfunction.

Approximately 30% of men in their 50’s will have levels low enough to cause symptoms and health risk. Testosterone replenishment improves the sense of well-being and depressed mood that are frequently seen in andropause patients.

Men who receive testosterone replacement report that they feel sexier, stronger and healthier. They state that it makes them feel as they did when they were in their prime. After all, this is what replenishment of hormones is all about; restoring hormones to youthful levels so you can feel as you did when you were at the peak of your physical and mental ability!