We all have days when we feel like we aren’t bringing our A game. If you feel tired, can’t concentrate, are experiencing insomnia, anxiety, depression or feel like you aren’t in the mood for sex, you could be in andropause.
Male menopause, or andropause, is a natural decline in testosterone that occurs in most men at about age 30. At age 30, your body decreases testosterone production by about 1-3% percent per year. That’s doesn’t seem like a huge amount, but what most people don’t realize is that our bodies are extremely sensitive to hormone fluctuations. Enough of a drop in testosterone can cause life-changing symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, depression and lessened sex drive.
The average man continues to produce enough sperm to reproduce even into his 80’s. Andropause is not an issue of reproductive health but is about quality of life. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) will supplement that 1-3% decrease with testosterone in a topical gel, losange, or injection. Other routes are available, which Dr. Botros will be happy to discuss with you on your visit.
If you’ve been feeling like you aren’t bringing you’re A game, please schedule a complimentary consultation below with Dr. Botros to discuss your options.