Doctor in the Portland area explains testosterone replacement therapy treatments for andropause
While menopause is a change of life for women, men are also at risk for symptoms due to changing hormones over time. This condition, called andropause, is referred to as the “male menopause.” This condition is caused by the gradual drop in testosterone, which is a hormone prominent in men. Men lose testosterone at a regular rate after their early 30’s, and by the time they are in their 40’s and 50’s, they may begin losing enough to experience the symptoms of andropause.
Andropause symptoms can include:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Weight gain
- Reduce libido (sex drive)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Depression and anxiety
- Hair and memory loss
Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive Portland provides men who are struggling with these symptoms with testosterone replacement therapy for andropause. By taking in testosterone, men can rebalance their systems and reduce the problems associated with this drop in hormones.
While many men go undiagnosed with andropause, it is receiving more attention now than ever before. The drop in testosterone can have just as much of an effect as the drop in estrogen in women during this similar change in life. In order to receive a proper diagnosis, patients must visit their doctor and undergo hormone tests to determine if the body is producing less testosterone. This may be linked to the changes in emotions and the body that men are experiencing during this time.
Men in and around the Portland community who believe they may be dealing with a condition such as andropause are welcome to contact Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive today to schedule an examination and hormone testing to get a firm diagnosis and receive effective treatment. Our practice can help with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and many other concerns of the skin, hair, and body. We want our patients to age gracefully and provide both men and women with a variety of treatments and procedures that can help. Contact us today at our anti-aging center and educate yourself on the ways we can assist you in achieving more energy and vitality through hormone replacement therapy.Back to Testosterone Replacement Page