What is Andropause?
Andropause is the male version of menopause. Andropause is a gradual decline of the production of sex hormones, mainly testosterone. It hits at midlife, and can bring some very unpleasant symptoms with it. Although not often talked about, it is a major health concern that should be addressed with a health professional.
Symptoms of Andropause
Andropause can cause an array of symptoms that can wreak havoc with your work life, social life and sex life. These symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Libido loss
- Sleep problems
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Muscle loss
No one wants these issues interfering with everyday life. But testosterone also has a larger part to play in the male body. It also helps metabolic functions like bone formation and liver functions. Allowing the testosterone to decrease could be completely disastrous to your health.
Solutions for Andropause
If you're suffering from any of these symptoms, you may be a strong candidate for the potentially anti-aging powers of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Since the andropause is being caused by the decrease of hormones, then the obvious counteraction would be to replace those hormones that are decreasing. BHRT does just that. It replaces lost hormones with hormones that have the same molecular structure as your own.
Dr. Kalitenko also offers nutritional planning to naturally enhance the metabolism and battle issues like weight gain and insomnia. To ensure quality results, all treatments are customized to the individual patient.
When to Consider BHRT
Low hormone levels might put men at great risk for health issues. When testosterone is high, you might feel better. But as soon as testosterone decreases, several issues may arise. In some cases, the estrogen levels rise once the testosterone is out of balance. This could create many serious issues, including prostate enlargement (which can lead to urinary tract infections, which can then lead to biopsies).
Correcting hormonal imbalances now with BHRT may give you the support you need to achieve the optimal state of your health. If you are considering bioidentical hormones to combat andropause, please give us a call as soon as possible.
Benefits of BHRT for Andropause
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy could support your body through andropause so that you can have the quality of life you want. It's like giving your body a tuneup and filling up the tank at the same time. You're good to go for quite a while!
- Improve your sex drive and performance
- Get your energy back
- Control your weight
- Get quality sleep
- Feel like the man you used to be
- Compete against younger men
Andropause doesn't have to be a mid-life crisis if you have the right weapons to keep the aging symptoms at bay. Fight back with BHRT. Mid-life should be the good life! Give us a call or visit us at our Long Island, NY or Brooklyn location. We are easily accessible from any borough in New York City, whether you're from Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, or the Bronx.
Why Sergey Kalitenko MD?
Sergey Kalitenko MD is licensed in New York State and certified by the Board of Internal Medicine. He specializes in looking for the root cause of your problem. He addresses the underlying cause instead of just taking care of your symptoms, so you feel more like yourself again.