For quite some time menopause has been a topic limited to female conversation. However, word of a male version of menopause made headlines around the world in June 2010.
Studies conducted by a team of British scientists confirmed the condition coined, andropause, as male menopause published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Men with symptoms such as a lack of energy, decline in sex drive, inability to concentrate, forgetfulness, irritability, depression, weight gain, and sleep problems may suffer from andropause.
Andropause is a result of hormonal changes in aging men. It is characterized by a decline in bodily functions. Andropause can start as early as age 30. Adropause is caused by low testosterone, high estrogen, or a combination of both.
Weight loss, exercise, and healthy eating may reduce the amount of fat and therefore reduce testosterone aromatization to estrogen as well as the storage of estrogen in the fat.
Balanced androgenic hormones (phyisiologic level; testosterone to estrogen) are known to supress female characteristics in males. An imbalance of hormones can also lead to female-like physical changes like gynecomastia, where the breast tissue can become excessive. Prostate issues are also related to imbalance of hormones that come with aging.
Supplementation with Zinc and Vitamin C has also been proven to have a positive reduction in the change of testosterone to estrogen in a males.
Testosterone replacement therapy is used to treat males with a known testosterone deficiency. Individualized treatments are available for males who may be experiencing andropause symptoms.
Universal Arts Pharmacy provides men suffering from symptoms of andropause with remedies. There are a number of treatments available to alleviate symptoms upon a doctor’s referral.
Always consult with your doctor for the most appropriate treatment options for you. Contact us for information and/or a referral to a doctor near you.
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