What Every Man Should Know About Their Hormones and Aging

You may not know this, but men go through their own version of menopause, called andropause. If you’re a middle-aged man, you may notice you’re going through some hormonal shifts. In fact, one percent of men, over 30, experience a decline in testosterone levels every year. 

While it’s normal for your testosterone to fluctuate throughout the day, production is generally highest in the morning and lowest in the evening. A problem arises when your levels drop completely. By running tests, we can determine whether your levels are normal or not. 

At Vital Wellness and Weight Loss, our doctors are here to help you successfully lose weight and keep it off, despite any biological roadblocks that may hinder you from achieving the body you want. So, we’ve compiled this helpful guide on what to expect from your body at this point in your life. 

Side effects

Andropause, or male menopause, simply means a decrease in testosterone levels as a result of aging. These hormonal changes are more subtle than those of menopause but they can still cause some uncomfortable shifts and changes, including:

Decreased libido

This could present a reduction in sexual drive and desire. It can also mean erectile dysfunction, fewer spontaneous erections, and even infertility. In some cases, the testes may shrink as well. 

Emotional inconsistencies

The lowered testosterone that causes andropause can lead to a lack of motivation and self-confidence. Other issues include feeling depressed, an inability to concentrate, and even problems with memory.

Physical alterations

With andropause comes a host of physical changes. This includes an increase in body fat, a reduction in muscle bulk and muscle strength, and even a reduction in your bone density. You may also notice your breasts become swollen or tender, a condition called gynecomastia. Other potential issues include a loss in body hair, a lack of energy, and hot flashes.

Start losing weight today

If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, then you may be going through andropause, and it could be undermining your weight loss efforts. 

At Vital Wellness and Weight Loss, we’re here to make sure you get the best chance for successful weight loss. When it comes to balancing your hormones, we’re well experienced and skilled in offering you the latest in medical technology. 

Don’t wait to seek treatment! Call our office at 214-666-8021 or visit our website here to schedule a consultation and get your health back on track.

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