HTR for Men
Men probably don’t want to hear this but at 17 years old their testosterone peaks. It will stay level for a while, but slowly starts to slide down when a man hits his 30’s and 40’s. By the time he is 80 his testosterone will be half of what it was when he was a younger guy.
A male fetus starts producing testosterone as early as 7 weeks after conception. The surge in testosterone in adolescents changes the voice of a teenage boy, makes his muscles fill out, and stimulates his sex drive. With adult men, the hormone plays a role in maintaining muscle mass and strength, fat distribution, bone strength, and red blood cell production, as well as libido and sperm production.
Signs of andropause (male menopause) are as follows: muscle loss; weight gain; sleep problems; gynecomastia; fatigue; hot flashes in men; night sweats; low sex drive; irritability; depression; hair loss; erectile dysfunction; urinary problems; memory loss.
The only way to tell if your symptoms/signs are associated with andropause is to see your doctor and have lab work done. This will rule out anything else that could be causing your symptoms.If you live close to Overland Park, Kansas area; the Land of Oz and need relief from the symptoms mentioned in this article, schedule an appointment today with Dr. Ramon Nichols MD and the Oz Preventive Medicine team. Article References: Harvard Medical School: Hormone Replacement the Male Version
Daily Mail: HRT for the Male Menopause
Mayo Clinic: Testosterone Therapy Hormone Replacement in Men