Andropause is an often undiscussed part of the lives of men. As they get older, men’s testosterone levels begin to sharply decline; this decline brings with it a host of adverse side effects that can substantially impact their quality of life. Bio-identical hormone replacement is a safe and effective solution to combat these changes and get back to feeling like yourself.
At Medical Aesthetics of New England, we’re committed to providing our male patients with the treatments they need to live the healthiest, fullest life possible. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today.
What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
As men age, their hormone levels naturally begin to decline. While this is generally accepted as a natural fact of life, low testosterone levels in men have been linked to an increased likelihood disease and illness. Bio-identical hormone therapy is an excellent way to restore these hormone levels safely and effectively. While other hormone replacement therapies are not individually tailored to each patient’s hormone levels, bio-identical hormones are only administered after extensive hormone tests have been conducted. Bio-identical hormones are also identical to those produced in the body, so there is a decreased chance of adverse side effects.
Hormones and Andropause
Men’s testosterone levels usually begin to decline in their late 20s, and nearly 40% of men over the age of 45 are affected by low testosterone. Andropause is the name for the collection of symptoms associated with these lower testosterone levels.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with low testosterone levels include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hair loss
- Energy loss
- Low libido
- Depression or anxiety
While these symptoms are accepted by many men as normal signs of aging, low testosterone can have lasting negative impacts on overall health. A study conducted in 2015 using the Veteran Affairs Database showed that veterans with low levels of testosterone had a significantly higher risk of heart attack and stroke.
Because these symptoms can be traced back to decline in testosterone levels associated with andropause, many of them can be alleviated with bio-identical hormone therapy. Before beginning treatment, a member of our medical staff will measure your hormone levels and use sophisticated software to determine exactly how much testosterone you need. We take special care to periodically re-evaluate your hormone levels to make sure that your needs haven’t changed.
Are you interested in feeling the effects of this cutting-edge new treatment for yourself? Contact Medical Aesthetics of New England today to schedule your consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get back to your old self.