Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
"Menopause for men?!" you might ask. Unfortunately, yes! Andropause - the male menopause - is more gradual than that experienced by women but it is just as real. It often starts as early as age 35. Because it is so gradual, men often reach their mid-forties before they even notice some of the signs and symptoms.
Andropause, like menopause, is caused by a decline in hormones. On the average, a man's testosterone level begins to decline at a rate of 1% per year after age 40. It is estimated that 20% of men aged 60 to 80 years have levels below the lower limit of normal. The diagnosis of low testosterone levels is based on the presence of signs or symptoms and must be confirmed by laboratory testing. The extent to which declining hormone levels cause men to age is dependent on lifestyle issues such as diet, exercise, and stress.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy is only recommended for men whose testosterone levels are low. Your physician, prior to the initiation of treatment, should perform screening for parameters related to potential risks of androgen therapy. Once your physician has approved testosterone therapy and a written prescription for testosterone has been received, our compounding pharmacists can use Testosterone USP to compound numerous dosage forms. These dosage forms include topical, oral and sublingual medications.
Variety of signs and symptoms: