Andropause - Renew Clinic

Andropause is a condition that affects aging men as their testosterone levels decline. It is sometimes referred to as male menopause, although it is different from female menopause. The symptoms of andropause develop gradually, unlike the more abrupt hormone changes of female menopause. It typically begins in a man's 40s or 50s and worsens over time. The low testosterone can cause symptoms including:

What causes andropause? Andropause is caused by a gradual drop in testosterone - the primary male sex hormone. Testosterone levels peak in a man's late 20s to early 30s. After age 30, testosterone declines by about 1% per year. Although this is a natural part of aging, some men experience a more dramatic drop that leads to symptoms. Risk factors for andropause include: How is andropause diagnosed? If symptoms of andropause are impacting your life, see your doctor for an evaluation. They will check your testosterone levels with a simple blood test. Levels below 300 nanograms/deciliter are considered low. Your doctor may also check other hormone levels related to testosterone. Treatment options for andropause If low testosterone is causing bothersome symptoms, treatment can help restore levels and improve quality of life. Treatment options may include: The doctors at Renew Clinic specialize in testosterone therapy and effectively treating andropause. We provide customized treatment plans to help men feel healthy, energetic and youthful again. I hope this overview on andropause in aging men has been helpful!

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