Yup you read that right! Menopause for men is called andropause - but unlike menopause for women that usually happens over the course of 5 ish years, andropause happens slowly overtime and can last decades. It happens very gradually, therefore men don't necessarily recognize what is actually happening! Signs and symptoms include: low motivation, depression, fatigue, weight gain and muscle loss, decreased amount of body hair, increased recovery times in the gym, erectile dysfunction/low libido/lack of spontaneous and morning erections. What is actually happening in the body that causes this?!? TESTOSTERONE!!
Men's testosterone levels this day in age in general are MUCH lower than they were 50 years ago. "Normal" testosterone levels are 300-1,000 ng/dL. This lab value is not age specific - so a male who's 80 years old with a testosterone level of 350 may be completely NORMAL but a 35 year old with that same level will probably NOT feel NORMAL and likely be symptomatic and experiencing Andropause. 4-5 million men experience low testosterone levels and about only 10% are actually treated with testosterone replacement therapy. To break it down even further: 30% of 30 year old men, 40% of 40 year olds, 50% of 50 year olds and so on are experiencing LOW TESTOSTERONE. A LOT of our guys are dealing with this!
Testosterone therapy is how we treat low testosterone. We replace the testosterone that is not being produced in the body with injections or creams. Results are usually seen within the first month to six weeks and men feel SO MUCH BETTER! More motivation, less fatigue, they perform better in the gym and the bedroom, they gain muscle mass and lose weight! No more DAD BODS for these guys!
If this is you fellas or ladies if this seems like it could be your guy, there is a SOLUTION! And believe me, they are not the only man going through this! Reach out if you have questions or want to see if testosterone therapy is right for you!