Andropause, the male version of Menopause, may affect over 90% of men over the age of 60.
This is a much larger portion of the population than has been seen in previous generations, likely associated with the diet and lifestyle changes that have occurred with the recent generation. Weight gains, especially with increased waist circumference, have an impact on male hormones.
(Symptoms are related to the drop in testosterone, often accompanied with an increase in estrogens.)
- Loss of sex drive
- Inability to maintain erectile function during intercourse
- Skin dryness and sagging
- Increased body fat
- Reduced memory
- Loss of muscle tone and strength
My suggested testing options include saliva hormone screening along with possible blood tests for thyroid function, liver function, and blood sugar levels.