Andropause symptoms due to declining hormone levels are common in men as they age. The modern lifestyle of high stress levels and poor fitness & nutrition habits paired with an increased life expectancy have a substantial affect on the male body. With your hormone-producing glands being forced to work harder and longer, it is no wonder that hormones become imbalanced over time.
In men, this hormone imbalance often has the biggest impact on testosterone and cortisol (the stress hormone). With testosterone and cortisol levels out of proper range, men experience a range of ‘male menopause’ symptoms.
- These male menopause symptoms include:
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Night Sweats in Men
- Muscle Loss
- Low Libido or Sex Drive
- Weight Gain
- Urinary Problems
- Hot Flashes in Men
- Gynecomastia (male breasts)
- Hair Loss
- Sleep Apnea
- IrritabilityThe imbalance of even one hormone causes imbalance in other hormones and leads to a domino effect of sorts. Men may not experience all of the above andropause symptoms, but instead commonly experience a combination of symptoms. While these symptoms are signs of andropause, they may also be symptoms of other conditions like adrenal fatigue and poor thyroid health.
Contrary to popular belief, none of the above male menopause symptoms are just signs of old age. These andropause symptoms may be correctable through hormone replacement therapy. It all starts with a simple blood testing that allows an expert anti-aging physician to prescribe an individualized treatment plan. Additionally, we always encourage maintaining a healthy diet & to exercise regularly.
Contact our office to schedule an appointment to learn more about andropause and how these male menopause symptoms can be relieved through hormone replacement therapy.
Dr. Gary C. Bellman, Board Certified Urologist
Southern California Urology Institute
23101 Sherman Place Suite 402
West Hills, CA 91307
For an appointment or consultation with Dr. Gary Bellman, please contact the office or call 818-912-1899