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Andropause: This is not a good term; men's hormones are not like women's. Women have an abrupt cessation of estrogen at menopause. With men, there is a slow, gradual decrease in testosterone with age, but it does not plummet (unless something else is wrong). Many men are potent and sexually active with age with these lower t levels. Be careful of the hype, heavily driven by pharma, who makes the testosterone. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of andropause in men? Can it cause panic attacks and chills? And what is the average length of duration? What can be done?
Male 38. Tested testosterone and all other sex hormones. Test=530. I have EVERY symptom of Andropause. Is it possible for man with 530 to need BHRT?
Andropause: Andropause is a non-medical term for hypogonadism or symptomatic low testosterone. It's possible to have low T but not notice it, in which case, treatment risk may not be worth benefit. However, others may suffer from symptoms of low T eg andropause, such as loss of energy & libido, depression, altered body composition (obesity despite diet, no muscle despite exercise), erectile dysfunction etc ...Read more
Multivit/mineral: I suggest a high quality multivitamin/multimineral formula for andropause. If you are truly experiencing andropause, then your androgen hormones, primarily testostosterone is deficient or insufficient. Vitamins will not increase your test levels, but will support overall health. You may possibly need hormone replacement to address true andropause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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