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Andropause Treatment in Largo, FL

Andropause Treatment in Largo, FL

Sometimes referred to as male menopause, andropause is a dramatic reduction in testosterone production that may occur in middle-aged men.

The term male menopause is a bit misleading. While the onset of menopause in women can be quite sudden, men can start losing their testosterone as early as the age of 35. This gradual reduction means that the resulting symptoms of andropause can slowly build with time.

Doctors began studying the causes and effects of andropause as early as the 1940s, but it has only begun to gain acceptance as a recognized condition by the medical community within the past few years. Currently, about 25 million males between the ages of 40 and 55 may be suffering from an excessive loss of testosterone production otherwise known as andropause.

Andropause Symptoms and Causes

Some of the most common symptoms associated with Andropause include:

It is still uncertain if these conditions are directly caused by low testosterone or if decreased production is simply a result of preexisting conditions. Doctors do believe that the factors are linked. For example, erectile dysfunction is usually the result of restricted arteries, but the condition is almost always accompanied by decreased levels of testosterone.

Andropause Treatment Center in Largo, FL

Treating Andropause

The most obvious therapy for treating the loss of testosterone levels is to increase them again through Testosterone Replacement Therapy or Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). This increase can be received through a variety of methods. Some of them include:

  • Injection into the muscle
  • Transdermal patches
  • Creams or gels that are absorbed into the skin

In addition to hormone therapy, patients may explore the use of herbal supplements and vitamins. Here are just a few options:

  • Zinc
  • Vitamins C and E
  • L-arginine (used to help maintain blood vessel tone)

A diet rich in the following may also help:

  • Low-fat foods
  • Vegetables
  • Tomato products (these are also known to reduce the risk of prostate cancer)

Decreasing alcohol consumption is also recommended because excesses of alcohol lead to a build-up of the aromatase enzyme which converts testosterone into estrogen. Fat cells can also lead to aromatase enzymes, so treatment plans always include some form of an exercise regimen to counter these effects.

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