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Hormones for men

What is andropause?

While menopause is a female condition that many people are familiar with, there is a condition that affects approximately 20% of men between the ages of 50 and 80. This condition has a similar presentation to menopause, but is much less talked about. The condition is known by: andropause, male climacteric, viropause or low-testosterone syndrome. Andropause is characterized by low testosterone levels, while the estrogen levels in the man either rise or stay the same. There are two types of testosterone which are measured: total testosterone, and fee testosterone. Not every man who goes through andropause experiences all of the signs and symptoms shown below, but dealing with even just a few of them can be detrimental to longevity. In most cases there is a simple, effective and painless treatment. It is called hormone replacement therapy.

The Signs and Symptoms.
• Weakness
• Reduced Libido
• Atherosclerosis
• Erectile Dysfunction
• Low Sperm Counts
• Reduced Muscle Mass
• Reduced Cognitive Function
• Fatigue
• Osteoporosis
• Irritability
• Slow Wound Healing
• Depression
• Memory impairment
• Disturbed Sleep
• Heart Disease
• Insomnia
• Prostate Problems
• Anxiety
• Impaired Blood Cell Formation

Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone Replacement Therapy is only recommended for men with low testosterone levels. Before beginning treatment, you should meet with your physician. So you can discuss the benefits and potential health risks of hormone therapy. Once your physician has approved testosterone therapy and has given you a written prescription bring it to us at Bacon East Compounding Pharmacy. Because there are several methods of testosterone replacement available, our specially trained compounding pharmacist will consider your unique and individual needs to determine which method of testosterone replacement therapy and dosage form to compound. Dosage forms include transdermal (topical), intramuscular, and oral capsules.

​A healthy lifestyle has been associated with higher hormone levels, and higher hormone levels seem to induce a more active, healthier lifestyle. When hormone levels decline, a person becomes less active and usually gains weight. As this weight gain occurs, hormones are stored in the fat and making them unavailable to meet the body’s demands. Lack of exercise, excessive alcohol use, and some diseases can also reduce bio-available hormone levels. For optimal results, it is recommended that hormone replacement therapy be combined with exercise, proper nutrition and appropriate use of natural supplements.