Dr. Michael Grossman, owner and Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of Irvine, California believes everyone can feel youthful with the right balance of bio-identical hormones, nutritional support and stress reduction. Throughout his medical career he has helped both men and women manage the effects of hormone imbalances including the symptoms of menopause, andropause and adrenal fatigue.
UNDERSTANDING MENOPAUSE & ANDROPAUSE
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MENOPAUSE is the time in a woman’s life when ovarian production of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone begins to decline. Although menopause is medically defined as the time in which a woman ceases to menstruate for a period of 12 months, the onset can occur up to ten years before that.
While each woman is different, generally it occurs some time between the ages of 40 and 55. BodylogicMD physicians recommend that all women should have their hormone levels checked by age 40. Long before a woman’s period has stopped, she may notice a change. Her periods may be shorter and she may experience a loss of energy, a decrease in strength and diminished libido. Moods may be more agitated, depressed and apathetic. Sleep and memory may worsen
FOR MEN who believe they are going through the proverbial midlife crisis, doctors and researchers say they may actually be experiencing something very different–the male version of menopause known as andropause. Occurring by the time a man reaches his 40s to mid-50s, andropause is the result of a gradual drop in the hormone levels including testosterone. Symptoms manifest themselves in a number of ways with everything from emotional, psychological and behavioral changes to loss of energy, decreased stamina and sexual dysfunction.
Although a decline in hormone levels will occur in virtually all men with age, there is no way of predicting who will experience andropause symptoms of sufficient severity to seek medical help. That is why it is important to know that low testosterone levels can impact a man’s quality of life and may expose him to more significant health problems such as heart disease, osteoporosis and stroke.
SYMPTOMS OF ANDROPAUSE
SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE
Loss of Energy
Increase in Body Fat
Loss of Muscle Mass
Loss of Libido
BENEFITS OF BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
- Reduce the symptoms brought on by menopause and andropause
- Facilitation of weight loss
- Increased lean muscle mass/decreased body fat
- Increased libido and sexual performance
- Increased skin elasticity/fewer wrinkles
- Improved memory and mental faculty
- Higher energy level with greater stamina
- Better sleep
- Decreased effects of osteoporosis