Have you lost your drive or your edge? Feeling depressed or anxious without reason? Lost your motivation to pursue that promotion or lead that next big project? Finding it hard to accomplish tasks that would have only take you a fraction of time it takes you now? Does the gym feel like the first time when it has just been a few days since your last session? Losing your temper or patience at the little things? Just tired and not interested in life or your love life lately? Are you a male approaching or past 40? You may be in andropause.
What is Andropause?
Andropause is the male equivalent to menopause. Like women, men can also experience declines in their hormonal levels as they age.
These declines can lead to…
- Decreased endurance and stamina
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Sexual intimacy issues including decreased libido, loss of interest, and erectile issues
The decline in hormones and sexual function is gradual and often attributed to another cause such as family or work stress, fatigue or environmental factors.
How is Andropause commonly diagnosed?
Most men have heard of “Low T,” but when they have their testosterone levels tested by a healthcare provider, they are told their levels are normal, falsely ruling out hormone deficiency as the culprit. Laboratory values are based on a reference range of men aged 17 to 70, skewing the average numbers such that most men fall within the normal range.
What this means is that if a 40-year old male has a low normal testosterone level, his testosterone is actually closer to the levels of a 70-year old male.
What does Embrace Wellness do differently?
At Embrace Wellness, not only will your testosterone levels checked, but other key health indicators in the blood will evaluated – giving us a full picture of your health and wellness. Tammy will meet with you for an initial consultation to discuss your concerns and identify if any additional evaluations may be needed, such as thyroid or fasting laboratory testing. Once the labs are completed, you will have another appointment with her to discuss your levels and develop a treatment plan that works best for you.
What treatment options can Embrace Wellness offer?
Men can be treated with a range of age management solutions like bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (hormones that match your body’s own chemical structure), nutritional recommendations, supplements, healthy lifestyle changes, and peptide therapy.
Options for testosterone replacement include daily compounded topical creams, weekly/biweekly injections, and pellet therapy. Pellet therapy provides a sustained, consistent release of bio-identical hormones over time. Pellets are inserted into the hip area just under the skin 3-4 times per year during an in-office, 15-minute procedure.
Please understand that testosterone replacement is considered a controlled substance in the United States, and you need to adhere to the office’s policies regarding this therapy.
Start living your best life today.
As a diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine Health Professionals (ABAAHP), Tammy has been treating male patients since 2010, specializing in optimizing hormone levels. She is currently accepting new male patients between the ages of 35-59. Contact Embrace Wellness today for a complete male hormone evaluation. She is here to listen and help you regain your edge.