Andropause: Male Menopause Dallas
Andropause: Male Menopause – The medical term for male menopause is andropause. It is also sometimes affectionately called male midlife crisis or male PMS. Male menopause causes are many but is primarily due to a gradual but steady loss of testosterone that usually begins in the early 30’s. Testosterone is the principle male sex hormone responsible for a healthy sex drive, muscle strength, stamina and maintaining an erection. Testosterone is also critical for a healthy heart, clear mind and strong bones.
Male menopause symptoms include:
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Muscle loss
- Weight gain
- Fuzzy thinking
- Memory loss
- Low ambition and drive
- Increased risk for cardiovascular disease
Simple blood hormone testing can determine if testosterone levels are low. Several other hormone and nutritional deficiencies can also add to the problem and be detected. Expert evaluation at Integrative Medicine Dallas can determine if testosterone replacement therapy is needed and will direct your treatment in a customized, personalized fashion.