Category Archives: Andropause

Low testosterone results in Andropause – common symptoms are fatigue, and feeling tired all the time.



Andropause: When Guys Get ‘The Change’ | Lisa Turner


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 5th, 2018

Note: Last month, I wrote a blog about foods for women in mid-life. After some -- heated -- commentary about my sexist approach to mid-life, I decided to cover the male aspect. In 1944, researchers Carl Heller and Gordon Myers identified symptoms of what they termed "male climacteric," another word for menopause; these included loss of libido, depression, inability to concentrate, and sometimes hot flashes. The term "manopause" was later coined to describe the physical and emotional changes many men experience in their late 40s and early 50s. The popular media subsequently linked "manopause" to such 50-something male behaviors as buying a pricey sports car, changing careers, or hooking up with a younger woman. While the phenomenon of a male menopause is debatable, the physical effect of reduced testosterone is very real. Testosterone is one of the primary male sex hormones, and it's crucial for the development of male reproductive tissues, building muscle, bone formation, normal sexual drive and stamina, and overall well-being. Starting around the age of 35, all men (and women) experience a gradual decline in the amount of testosterone their bodies produce; simultaneously, levels of sex-hormone-binding-globulin (SHBG) increase, further inhibiting testosterone. By the time most men are … Read more »

Andropause Treatment Program Renew Man


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 5th, 2018

We dont just treat testosterone and neither should you. Renew Man helps you maximize your potential with a complete hormone program. When you work with Renew Man,treatmentfor your andropause symptoms will be individualized, safe, and effective. Accomplishing those three objectives is what were all about. Our highly trained doctors understand that male menopauseis caused by a decline in testosterone, DHEA, and thyroidproduction. Because restoring hormonal balance is vital to overcoming your male menopause symptoms, your Renew Man doctor will develop a uniquely individualizedandropause therapyprogram that will get you back to feeling like your younger, stronger, more virile self again. We will help you get your life back. Your Renew Man doctor will design an individualized treatment program for your unique needs and symptoms. Our goal is to have you feeling better and living a healthier, more energetic life as soon as possible. An important component to your program will be to make sure testosterone, thyroid, and DHEA are replaced to healthy levels. However, male hormone therapy that is done correctly is more complicated than just replacing hormones As men age and hormones decline, they lose muscle mass, and gain fat. Losing muscle and gaining fat are undesirable in and of … Read more »

Andropause (Male Menopause) Treatments


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 5th, 2018

TAKE-HOME SUMMARY: Dr. Bartnofs Published Letter-To-The-Editor at the San Francisco Chronicle about Testosterone Decline in Men What is Andropause? What is a Hormone? Does Andropause have other names? Are Andropause and hypogonadism in men the same? What are Andropause symptoms? What are Andropause changes on the body? What are Andropause changes in blood? Does Andropause cause other abnormal tests? Is Andropause common? What are the causes of Andropause? How is Andropause diagnosed? Why is Andropause important to diagnose? SHORTER LIFESPAN RISK OF COMMON DISEASES AND CONDITIONS POORER QUALITY-OF-LIFE What is the link between Andropause and Alzheimers Disease? What is the relationship between Andropause and high cholesterol? What is the relationship between Andropause and diabetes? What is the relationship between Andropause and sleep apnea? What is the relationship between Andropause and gynecomastia? What are the treatments for Andropause? What does testosterone do in mens bodies? Does testosterone treatment have side effects? Is it possible for my doctor to tell me if I have Andropause? I heard that testosterone is illegal is this true? What will happen if I have Andropause and dont get treated? What do medical studies show when men with Andropause are treated with testosterone? Is it dangerous to … Read more »

Male Menopause Symptoms, Treatments, Causes, and More


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 5th, 2018

Women may not be the only ones who suffer the effects of changing hormones. Some doctors are noticing that men are reporting some of the same symptoms that women experience in perimenopause andmenopause. The medical community is debating whether or not men really do go through a well-defined menopause. Doctors say that men receiving hormone therapy with testosterone have reported relief of some of the symptoms associated with so-called male menopause. Postmenopausal Bleeding If you have completed menopause -- gone without a period for more than one year -- you should not experience any menstrual bleeding. Even a little spotting is not normal after menopause. If you have postmenopausal bleeding, make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as possible. It could be caused by a number of health problems, some of which are serious. Here is an overview of the most common causes of postmenopausal bleeding. Read the Postmenopausal Bleeding article > > Because men do not go through a well-defined period referred to as menopause, some doctors refer to this problem as androgen (testosterone) decline in the aging male -- or what some people call low testosterone. Men do experience a decline in the production of the … Read more »

Andropause Symptoms – Male Menopause Symptoms


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 5th, 2018

What Does it All Mean? Andropause symptoms due to declining hormone levels are common in men as they age. The modern lifestyle of high stress levels and poor fitness and nutrition habits paired with an increased life expectancy have a substantial affect on the male body. With your hormone-producing glands being forced to work harder and longer, it is no wonder that hormones become imbalanced over time. In men, this hormone imbalance often has the biggest impact on testosterone and cortisol (the stress hormone). With testosterone and cortisol levels out of proper range, men experience a range of andropause symptoms. The imbalance of even one hormone causes imbalance in other hormones and leads to a domino effect of sorts. Men may not experience all of the above andropause symptoms, but instead commonly experience a combination of symptoms. While these symptoms are signs of andropause, they may also be symptoms of other conditions like adrenal fatigue and poor thyroid health. Contrary to popular belief, none of the above male menopause symptoms are just signs of old age. These andropause symptoms may be correctable through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. It all starts with quick and simple testing that allows a expert anti-aging … Read more »

What Is Andropause? | eHow – eHow | How to Videos, Articles …


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 5th, 2018

healthsection Health Topics A-Z Healthy Living Featured Conditions eHow Now eHow Health Conditions & Treatments Hormone Issues What Is Andropause? J.D. Wollf J.D. Wollf has been a writer since 1999 and has been published in a variety of newspapers and newsletters. She has covered everything from local sports to computer accessory reviews and specializes in articles about health issues, particularly in the elderly. Andropause is sometimes called "male menopause" as it generally happens to men in middle age, about the same time that menopause happens to women. However, menopause has definite signs, the primary one being the end of menstruation, and every woman who reaches middle age goes through menopause. Not every man experiences andropauseand symptoms can be vague or caused by underlying medical problems. Andropause can be treated but it may be best to consider it as a natural effect of aging. Many symptoms can be linked to andropause. Some of these symptoms are sexual: lack of desire, infertility, fewer spontaneous erections and smaller testicles. Low testosterone levels can have an emotional impact as well, with a lack of self confidence and low moods. Physical changes include increased body fat and loss of muscle mass. Men may even experience … Read more »

Andropause – Male Menopause – Androgen Replacement Therapy …


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 5th, 2018

The Facts: Andropause , also known as the male menopause or MANopause, is the result of a gradual drop in testosterone which is an androgen, giving the condition its name. In many cases, bioidentical hormones can be part of the solution. When men get into their early 30s, they begin losing testosterone at a rate of one to two percent a year. According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 4-5 million men have symptoms of low testosterone levels and only 5-10% of these men will seek treatment. A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report analyzed male hormones and found that the testosterone levels in most 70 year old men were 10 percent of the level in males that are 25 years old. By the time men are between the ages of 40 and 55 they can begin experiencing symptoms ofandropause. The Importance of Testosterone: Testosterone assists the male body in building protein and is crucial for normal sexual drive and stamina, and in producing erections. Testosterone also contributes to several metabolic functions including bone formation, liver function, prostate gland growth and production of blood cells in bone marrow. Other Factors: While testosterone is declining in men, the Sex Binding Hormone … Read more »

Andropause – Male Menopause – Androgen Replacement Therapy


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 5th, 2018

The Facts: Andropause, also known as the male menopause or MANopause, is the result of a gradual drop in testosterone which is an androgen, giving the condition its name. In many cases, bioidentical hormones can be part of the solution. When men get into their early 30s, they begin losing testosterone at a rate of one to two percent a year. According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 4-5 million men have symptoms of low testosterone levels and only 5-10% of these men will seek treatment. A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report analyzed male hormones and found that the testosterone levels in most 70 year old men were 10 percent of the level in males that are 25 years old. By the time men are between the ages of 40 and 55 they can begin experiencing symptoms of andropause. The Importance of Testosterone: Testosterone assists the male body in building protein and is crucial for normal sexual drive and stamina, and in producing erections. Testosterone also contributes to several metabolic functions including bone formation, liver function, prostate gland growth and production of blood cells in bone marrow. Other Factors: While testosterone is declining in men, the Sex Binding Hormone … Read more »

Symptoms of Andropause (Male Menopause): Low Testosterone, Low …


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 5th, 2018

What are Andropause Symptoms? As weve said, andropause is not a sudden condition; it creeps up on you gradually. You might detect the onset of andropause symptoms if any or all of these occur: Understand that these are symptom guidelines. Andropause affects different men in different ways and to different degrees. Some men get one or two of these symptoms, and may just notice the other andropause symptoms occurring minimally or not at all. The symptoms listed above may be a result of low testosterone. There are various medical solutions, including testosterone replacement therapy. If you think you may be experiencing andropause, take the ADAM Questionnaire below and speak to a medical professional. As you work your way through this website, take the ADAM Questionnaire if youre concerned that you might have andropause. Its a simple and effective way to detect this condition. Now, just because you have some of these symptoms doesnt necessarily mean you have andropause. It could be some other cause, so a blood test is the best way to make a diagnosis. If you feel you may have andropause, take the ADAM Questionnaire. To learn more about testosterone therapy, please call Dr. Werner's office at (646) … Read more »

Discovery Health "Andropause: Dealing With Male Menopause"


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 5th, 2018

Most people know that women experience menopause, but did you know that some men go through a kind of male menopause? For men who believe they are going through the proverbial midlife crisis, some doctors and researchers say you may actually be experiencing a form of male menopause called "andropause." Shocking as it may be to some men, male menopause, or andropause, is becoming more widely recognized and accepted by physicians for the changes many middle-aged men experience from energy loss to depression to loss of libido to sexual dysfunction. And some clinicians are recommending that certain men experiencing these symptoms, along with a host of others such as decreased bone density and weight gain, seek hormone replacement therapy and other treatments. "It's like puberty in reverse," Jed Diamond, a California psychotherapist and author of "Male Menopause" and the forthcoming book, "Surviving Male Menopause", says of andropause. Like puberty, the changes that andropause wreaks in aging men, Diamond says, are "hormonal, psychological, interpersonal, social, sexual and spiritual." Andropause is characterized by a loss of testosterone the hormone that makes men men. Most men see testosterone levels drop as they age. However, some men are impacted more than others are. Diamond … Read more »