Everyone talks about menopause and the symptoms that wreak havoc on a woman’s life. Andropause is a less understood condition that affects men, and it’s turning your world upside down. It all started when you hit 40. Every day it is a struggle to get out of bed and find enough energy to get through the day. You’re irritable and you’ve lost your stamina during your daily workout. Your weight is creeping up even though you haven’t done anything different with your routine. You’ve lost your libido, a problem that bothers you more than anything else. There’s a good chance that you are suffering from andropause. Bio-identical hormone replacement can help you to manage your symptoms and feel like yourself again.
What is Andropause and How Can Hormone Therapy Help?
When you were in your teens and twenties, your reproductive hormones were at their peak levels. For men, testosterone is the hormone that makes you feel like a powerhouse, giving you energy, strength and a healthy sex drive. Once you hit 30, your hormones began to drop. At 40 and beyond, you could experience a significant drop as your reproductive system gets ready to shut down. This decline in hormone levels is known as andropause. For some men, it is hardly noticeable. Others feel like you, as if they are on a roller coaster and want to get off.
Bio-identical hormone replacement involves using prescribed doses of bio-identical hormones to supplement your low hormone levels. The bio-identical hormones generally come from plant sources and match the makeup of the hormones that are found in your body.
How Can You Begin Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement?
You should always seek a doctor’s assistance when it comes to bio-identical hormone replacement. You want to be sure that you are using hormones that are safe for your body at the proper dosage. When you come in to see our doctor, you will be asked a series of questions about your symptoms. Expect a physical examination and a blood test. The blood test will be able to determine any low levels of hormones in your body. Dr. Cady will rule out any other condition that could be causing your symptoms, such as a thyroid problem or an issue with your heart. If hormones are to blame, our doctor can discuss your options for bio-identical hormone replacement.
Ask Dr. Cady About Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement
If you are frustrated by your symptoms and think andropause is to blame, it’s time to see our doctor at Cady Wellness Institute in Newburgh, IN. Learn more about how bio-identical hormone replacement can work for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.