Symptoms of Andropause

Symptoms of Andropause

It might come as a surprise that many men develop andropause, a medical condition similar to menopause in women, but it’s the truth. Many of the symptoms of andropause and male hormone imbalance occur slowly due to the gradual decline of hormone levels associated with aging. As a result of the slow
decline in hormone levels and gradual onset of symptoms, many men do not recognize their condition and think it’s just “part of aging.” It doesn’t have to be.

The symptoms of andropause and the severity of these symptoms vary. Regardless of symptom presence or severity, andropause is a medical condition that causes many health problems and should be treated! Below are both the symptoms of andropause and its associated health risks.

Symptoms of Andropause

  • Decreased energy levels and fatigue
    • Loss of motivation for work and exercise
    • Decreased level of fitness
    • Decreased effectiveness of workouts
  • Decline in sexual function
    • Decreased sex drive (libido
    • Decreased erectile tension (hardness) and endurance
    • Decreased morning erections
    •  Decreased intensity of
    • Longer recovery time between orgasms
  • Body composition changes
    • Decreased muscle mass, strength, and endurance
    • Increased fat accumulation (especially belly fat)
  • Mood changes
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Irritability (“Grumpy Old Man Syndrome”)
  • Worsening Brain Function
    • Decreased memory
    • Decreased concentration
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Hair Loss
  • Gynecomastia

Health Risks of Andropause

  • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Insulin resistance that will lead to diabetes
    • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Obesity (especially abdominal fat)
    • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
      • Increases total cholesterol
      • Increases LDL (bad cholesterol)
      • Increases triglycerides (bad cholesterol)
      • Decreases HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Low testosterone levels increases many risk factors for heart disease (i.e., diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obesity)

  • Mental Decline
    • Increased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Increased risk of Depression
    • Worsening memory and concentration
  • Osteoporosis
    • Significantly increases the risk of hip fractures and other broken bones
  • Decreased Muscle Strength
    • Increases the risk of falling as one ages
    • Increases the risk of hip fractures in the elderly that subsequently increases their risk of death (50% of elderly die within the first year of a hip fractures)
  • Increased inflammation throughout the body
    • Inflammation in the body has been shown to be a risk factor for heart disease and  many other medical problems and illnesses.

Call Genemedics Health Institute today
for more information on relieving the symptoms of andropause through a comprehensive health program including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, a personalized eating and exercise program, and a supplement program based on your unique nutrient needs.