Portland area doctor describes the symptoms of andropause
While female menopause is well known, many Portland area residents are unfamiliar with male menopause, known as andropause. This condition should not be taken lightly, as men suffer from the change of life just as much as women. However, it is under-identified and many males go through their golden years dealing with a hormonal imbalance that is left untreated, therefore affecting their overall quality of life.
Andropause is male menopause. The symptoms of andropause are similar to those in females. Below are listed some of the symptoms to take note of if considering a proper diagnosis for andropause with Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive:
- Reduced sex drive and interest
- Inability to achieve erections (erectile dysfunction)
- Night sweats
- Depression and anxiety
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of body hair
- Shrunken testes
- Problems sleeping
- Memory loss and poor concentration
- Increased body fat
- Reduction in muscle strength
The above symptoms are often noted in men who are dealing with andropause and they should be brought to the attention of a physician. Dr. Adam Maddox is a naturopathic aesthetic medicine specialist who can test the body for the balance of hormones and find out if there is a lack of testosterone. If that is the case, hormones can be prescribed to help bring the body back in balance and allow patients to enjoy a better quality of life. Patients can also talk about their lifestyle and may be able to improve the way they feel by incorporating a healthier diet and more exercise.
Dr. Adam Maddox provides traditional hormone replacement therapy as well as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Both are readily available through his practice and begin with simple testing to diagnose an imbalance and prescribe the right dosage to restore vitality and help patients to look and feel their absolute best during the change of life.
If you think you may be dealing with andropause, it is a smart idea to speak to a professional about balancing the hormones for better vitality. Contact Dr. Adam Maddox today of Portland’s Thrive and learn how you can age gracefully!