Andropause - Renew Medical Center

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Andropause is a normal part of aging that occurs in men as they get older, similar to menopause in women. It refers to a drop in testosterone levels that leads to changes like decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, decreased muscle mass, increased body fat, low energy, and mood changes.

The onset of andropause is gradual, with signs and symptoms developing slowly over time. It usually begins in a man's 40s or 50s. Unlike the relatively rapid hormonal shifts associated with female menopause, testosterone decline in aging men is a slower process. The terminology is still being debated, which is why some refer to this as "late-onset hypogonadism" rather than andropause.

What Causes Andropause?

The testes produce less testosterone over time, especially after age 50. Exact causes may include:

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms vary but may include:

The symptoms develop gradually, may come and go, and can also be caused by other medical conditions. So it's important to talk to your doctor if you notice these issues.

Diagnosis and Treatment

If symptoms suggest andropause, blood tests can check testosterone levels. Treatment aims to bring levels back up to improve symptoms. Options may include:

In closing, andropause refers to age-related testosterone decline in men. Pay attention to concerning symptoms and see your doctor at Renew Medical Center to determine if treatment can help you feel healthier and more energetic as you age. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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