Just as in women, men can suffer from symptoms of hormone reduction. Hormones in men diminish in production as a result of aging. This condition, sometimes known as male menopause, affects about five million males.
Male menopause, also know as andropause, can be just as difficult an adjustment in men as menopause is for women. If you think you may be suffering from male menopause, here are some of the common symptoms and how you can find relief.
The Main Male Hormones
There are three primary male hormones that drop. These include:
- Testosterone—This hormone, which is the most predominant one, comes from the male testis.
- Androgens—Also called steroid hormones, these hormones also originate from a man’s testis and are responsible for most male traits.
- Follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH)—Flowing from the pituitary glands, these hormones cause cells to divide, resulting in sperm production.
- Luteinizing hormone (LH)—This the hormone that comes from the pituitary gland that makes endocrine tissue.
Symptoms of Male Menopause
When a man’s hormone levels are reduced, it can lead to specific problems. While hormone changes in women typically occur abruptly, they usually happens more gradually in men.
Some of the main signs of male menopause include low libido (low sex drive), night sweats, sleep disorders, erectile dysfunction, urinary problems, muscle problems, hair loss and adrenal fatigue.
When Does Male Menopause Occur?
Of course every man is different, however, for most men testosterone levels are much lower at age 55 than they were at age 40. By the time most men reach their 80th birthday, their hormone levels are often as low as they were just before puberty.
Hormone replacement therapy isn’t reserved just for women. Fortunately, male menopause can be corrected thanks to natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
If you suspect your hormones are unbalanced, we have a quick online assessment to help deterine if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a good fit for you. The treatment process begins with an exam so that a specialist can determine the bioidentical hormone(s) that’s best suited for you.
Once your symptoms are relieved, you can start enjoying life more fully again. Don’t hesitate to call Nova Health Therapy. These professionals have helped thousands of people correct hormone imbalances. Please contact us so that you can start feeling younger again.