What is Andropause? Andropause, more commonly known as male menopause, is an imbalance in normal hormone levels, namely testosterone, and affects all men to some degree as they age. When abundant, testosterone is at the core of energy, strength, stamina and sexuality. When deficient, testosterone can be a precursor to disease and early demise. Unlike women, not all men suffer from a drastic drop in hormone levels. If you have noticed an increase in symptoms related to this condition, there are many forms of treatment available. At New Vitality MD, in Kildeer/Deer Park, Illinois, we provide Testosterone therapy to Kildeer and the Deer Park area. Testosterone therapy can improve the overall health and well-being of aging men by improving sex drive, mental function and energy levels while reducing the risk of cardiovascular and associated diseases. The Importance of Testosterone Produced in the testes, testosterone is the main factor of change in men during their puberty. It increases muscle mass, leads to sexual maturity, lowers your voice and causes the appearance of body hair. Its levels will fluctuate no matter what, however, men can expect a one percent drop with each passing year after the age of 30. Andropause Symptoms Since testosterone plays such a prominent role in maintaining healthy homeostasis levels in men, its reduction has many negative effects all over the spectrum. Left untreated, these symptoms will only worsen with time and the process of aging. If you suffer from andropause, you can expect to have: a decrease in energy levels symptoms of erectile dysfunction and even infertility difficulty maintaining focus lack of motivation weakness and reduced muscle mass gynecomastia Another similarity between menopause and andropause is the appearance of hot flashes and the risk of osteoporosis, though they are a rarity for men. You could also lose your body hair and experience tenderness in the breasts. Courses of Treatment Andropause can be very damaging to men’s hormone health and take its toll on your quality of life. Fortunately, it’s not hard to diagnose once its symptoms are out in the open. We utilize testosterone replacement therapy to help counteract symptoms of andropause and help you lead a happier, healthier quality of life. Contact Us At New Vitality MD in Kildeer/Deer Park, Illinois, we focus on very thorough examinations of our patients in order to produce the right diagnosis and provide the best course of treatment. You don’t have to endure these symptoms. Give us a call today and schedule a Free consultation!