*The role of hormones has been highly associated with women and their health yet the link between hormones and aging amongst males is not openly discussed as much as female menopause. Male menopause, often considered a myth by many, does exist. Through our Male Comprehensive Health Program, we have helped men from all walks of life in Texas recognize the role of hormones in improving their health and overall well-being.
More Than Just a Myth
By and large, it has been considered that the signs and symptoms related to male menopause has always been existent yet majority of males do not really talk about it. However, the past decade has shown that more men are now coming forward, presenting themselves in clinics to seek medical care.
*The most recent research concerning male menopause is the HIM (Hypogonadism in Males) study wherein 38 percent of the men over 45 years old who presented themselves in medical offices were revealed to have low testosterone. The signs and symptoms associated with male menopause are strongly linked to low levels of testosterone. These men are often referred to as hypogonadal males. Majority of experts speculate that male menopause is more prevalent than we think as most males do not seek medical care for their hypogonadal symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms of Male Menopause
*Like women, men also experience hormonal changes which significantly affects their physical well-being, mood and sexuality. The most common signs and symptoms observed are the the following:
inability to perform vigorous activities such as lifting heavy objects or running
unable to bend and stoop
chronic fatigue, short-term memory loss, weight gain and sleeping problems
chronic worrying, indecisiveness, depression and irritability
sexual difficulties such as decreased sex drive, decreased frequency of morning erection and erectile dysfunction (difficulties in having and maintaining an erection)
Diagnosis and Treatment
*The most common diagnostic technique in detecting male menopause is through blood tests to detect one’s level of testosterone. After other medical causes are ruled out, testosterone replacement is then recommended.
A Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy in Texas will be of great benefit to males who suffer from physical and mental changes brought about hormonal deficiencies and low testosterone levels.
Learn more about male menopause and how it is treated by visiting us for a personal consultation. Call any of our 4 offices today for a free consultation: Austin, TX (512) 266-6713 | College Station, TX (979) 691-8100 | San Antonio, TX (210) 497-5371. You can also fill out this contact form![/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]