The decrease in levels of testosterone in men is called andropause. Men naturally begin to have a decrease in their testosterone level by age 40, but some have even reported a decrease in testosterone levels as early as 35 years old. The majority of men will experience testosterone deficiency symptoms by the age of 50.
Symptoms that men may experience with a decrease in testosterone levels include:
b. Erectile Dysfunction
d. Poor Concentration
e. Poor Memory
f. Decreased Muscle Mass
g. Increased Abdominal Fat
h. Aches and Pains
i. Sleep Disturbance
j. Skin Sagging
k. Genital Dryness
l. Urinary Leakage
When Should You Consider Male Hormone Replacement Therapy?
- If you suffer from hypogonadism, a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone
- If you have changes in sexual function. This may include reduced sexual desire, fewer spontaneous erections — such as during sleep — and infertility.
- If you have changes in sleep patterns. Sometimes low testosterone causes insomnia or other sleep disturbances.
- If you have physical changes. Various physical changes are possible, including increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk and strength, and decreased bone density. Swollen or tender breasts (gynecomastia) and body hair loss are possible. You may have less energy than you used to.
- If you suffer from emotional changes. Male hormone imbalance may contribute to a decrease in motivation or self-confidence. You may feel sad or depressed, or have trouble concentrating or remembering things
To learn more about testosterone replacement therapy, contact us today at 615-377-7765.