If all the men in your life suddenly seem unhappy or sluggish, it may be because football season is still a few months away! Another possibility for that negative mood swing is his hormones. While most everyone is well aware of the Menopausal changes women experience later in life, we rarely hear much about the changes in men. In fact, men, like women, go through a very similar hormonal change called Andropause.
Every man experiences a gradual decline in hormone production as he gets older. Beginning at age 30, his body starts to manufacture less and less testosterone, losing roughly 1 to 3 percent per year.
Sometime between age 40 and 55, testosterone levels drop dramatically and signal the onset of Andropause, the medical term for the male equivalent of menopause. Throughout this process, men find themselves putting on weight, losing muscle mass, feeling sluggish and depressed, and becoming increasingly irritable.
They remember a time when they had energy for work and family, but those days are now few and far between. They find it harder to concentrate at work, and their workouts are cut short by pain or fatigue that didn’t previously exist.
The realization is even more troubling for those men who begin to experience lack of sexual drive and impotence. If the root problem — hormonal imbalance — is not treated properly, men can experience a number of physical and mental challenges, including health issues associated with weight gain and abdominal fat.
At Victory Weight Loss and Wellness, we can help you and the men in your life take control of their hormones! Our Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs are customized for your individual goals and needs. If you or someone you know is suffering from hormonal imbalance, contact our office today for more information.