Male menopause is medically known as “andropause” that is a gradual drop in testosterone, hence Low T. Testosterone levels vary greatly among men. In general, older men tend to have lower testosterone levels than younger men. As a man ages, his testosterone levels gradually decline — about 1 percent a year after age 30 on average.
Along with the decline in testosterone, many men experience:
- Changes in sexual function.
- Changes in sleep patterns.
- Physical changes such as increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk/strength, decreased bone density, swollen/tender breasts, and loss of body hair.
- Emotional changes include decrease in motivation or self-confidence…even sadness or depression.
Among my recommendations:
- Schedule a physical exam. Your examination should rule out underlying factors including medication side effects, thyroid problems, sleep apnea, depression and excessive alcohol use.
- Ask for a blood test that measures both total testosterone and free testosterone.
- If testosterone levels are low then ask about testosterone replacement therapy.
Lifestyle changes may include:
- Dietary changes
- Exercise program
Pawleys Island Compounding Pharmacy offers affordable options specific to your needs. Feel free to call for an appointment to discuss available options or ask your physician to contact us. We are here to help you!