Men's Health

Men's Health

Yes, It Is Possible. Men Experience Their Own Form Of Menopause, Known As Andropause

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. Andropause is caused by low testosterone, high estrogen, or a combination of both.

Reduction of Estrogens

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 (physiological 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

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.

Erectile Dysfunction

Many men experience erectile dysfunction, that is, problems gaining or sustaining erections. Fortunately, with the help of your physician, Universal Arts Pharmacy can provide an effective solution.

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Treatments And Medications Reveal Successes For Many Men

Affecting up to 30 million American men, erectile dysfunction is a common but highly treatable condition.

Although erectile dysfunction is often a topic recognized as taboo by many, it is a commonplace condition affecting more than 30 million American men.

Erectile dysfunction is usually referred to as the inability to obtain an adequate erection for satisfactory sexual activity. Erectile dysfunction can occur at any age but increases with age. About 5 percent of 40-year-old men and between 15 and 25 percent of 65-year-old men experience erectile dysfunction. However, it is more prevalent in men older than 75 years of age, according to an article published by Arthur Schoenstadt, MD on

A medical doctor can determine the cause and severity of the condition and the important factors needed in determining the best treatment or combination of treatments for the patient.

Medicine may be the best option for the patient once the doctor makes his/her analysis of the patient’s diagnosis. Some degrees of erectile dysfunction may be addressed with medicine, while severe dysfunction may be treated by penile injection therapy. This therapy has the ability to induce erectile function The following is a list of commonly prescribed compounded medications for self-injection:

What are the causes of erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by:

  • Diabetes (high blood sugar)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  • Stress, anxiety or depression
  • Alcohol and tobacco use
  • Some prescription medications, such as antidepressants, pain medicine and medicine for high blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Brain or spinal-cord injuries
  • Hypogonadism (which leads to lower testosterone levels)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Radiation therapy to the testicles
  • Stroke
  • Some types of prostate or bladder surgery

Changes in lifestyle for erectile dysfunction

Making simple lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, exercising regularly, and reducing stress, may be enough to relief many men from erectile dysfunction.

While making changes in lifestyle, enjoy these other benefits:

  • Strengthen the heart
  • Improve the flow of oxygen in the blood
  • Build energy levels
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve muscle tone and strength
  • Strengthen and build bones
  • Help reduce body fat
  • Help reduce stress, tension, anxiety and depression
  • Boost self-image and self-esteem
  • Improve sleep
  • Make you feel more relaxed and rested
  • Make you look fit and healthy

Working on intimacy: Ways to approach ED as a couple

  • Find a comfortable way to approach the topic
  • Be open and sensual
  • Get more information
  • Abstain temporarily from sexual relations
  • Find new ways to be sexual together
  • Seek outside assistance from professionals
  • Communicate freely