Many men don’t realize that they experience hormone decline as they age just as women do. When they experience a range of uncomfortable physical, emotional, and sexual symptoms, they feel baffled about what could be causing them. In a lot of cases, it’s the decline of testosterone and other out-of-balance hormones that contribute to midlife misery.
Is Male Menopause (Andropause) Real?
Men reach peak testosterone production in their late teens and early 20s. By age 30, the process of testosterone decline is already underway. In fact, you lose one percent of your testosterone annually. You may have heard people joke about male menopause, but it’s not funny when you’re the one going through it. Perhaps you can relate to several of these symptoms:
- Body hair loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Low libido
- Premature ejaculation
- Reduced lean muscle mass
- Weight gain
Unfortunately, these ten symptoms are just some of the dozens you could experience due to the hormone decline of andropause.
Reclaim Your Life with Hormone Replacement Therapy and Lifestyle Changes
You used to be a real go-getter before male menopause hit. Now you feel so fatigued that it feels like all you can do just to get through the day. The good news is that you can do several things to reduce or even eliminate your symptoms. At Arena District Pharmacy, we recommend losing weight if you need to, consuming a healthy diet, not smoking or drinking excessively, getting a moderate amount of exercise every day and eliminating as many sources of stress from your life as possible.
Although you may have heard that hormone therapy is used primarily for women, this simply isn’t true. Hormone therapy for men helps to balance testosterone and other hormones so you can start feeling like yourself again. We encourage you to have a frank discussion with your doctor about the symptoms you have been experiencing and discuss the various male hormone replacement therapy options with them. Our pharmacist can provide your prescription in a variety of forms, including as a gel, foam, capsule, cream, tablet and more.
Potential Benefits of Male Hormone Replacement Therapy
Although individual results can vary considerably, the following are some of the most common benefits reported by men undergoing hormone replacement therapy:
- Improved libido
- Better ability to concentrate
- Easier time losing weight
- Muscle strength returns
- Higher energy level
- Reduced risk of heart disease and osteoporosis
- Mental health symptoms resolve
- Body hair returns
Doesn't that sound like a much better way to live?
Fill Your Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription at Arena District Pharmacy
If you have additional questions about medication for male menopause, don’t hesitate to ask our pharmacist. We care about each person as an individual and want to see you live your best possible life. Feel free to contact us at Arena District Pharmacy at 614-569-4799 today.