For years, menopause was thought to be a condition exclusive to women. However, more recent studies have shown that men experience menopause as well. Male menopause, also known as andropause, usually begins around middle age and is often mislabeled as a mid-life crisis.
The symptoms of male menopause are similar to those associated with female menopause, including depression and loss of interest in sex as two of the most common. If you’ve been experiencing these symptoms, you’re not alone!
So, how do you get your life back on track? While many men may seek treatment for their depression and low sex drive, it’s important to also treat the underlying cause - declining testosterone levels brought on by andropause.
One preferred method of treatment is hormone replacement therapy. This treatment was initially used for men with low testosterone but is now also being used to treat male menopause due to its effects on testosterone levels.
While there is no cure for andropause, hormone replacement therapy has been shown to greatly help in alleviating the symptoms along with these other lifestyle adjustments. Many men notice significant improvements in their depression and in their sex lives after receiving hormone replacement therapy.
To determine if this treatment is right for you, you will first need to consult your doctor. They will be able to test your testosterone levels and recommend a proper dosage.
Hormone replacement therapy can be administered by various methods, including injection, oral capsule, patch, and implant. Your doctor will help you determine which of these methods is the best fit for you and your specific needs. If your doctor is not able to administer the treatment themselves, they will also be able to recommend a qualified professional who can.
If male menopause has you feeling down, it’s time to reclaim control of your life! Remember, you don’t have to face this alone. Consult your medical professional today about treatment options and to see if hormone replacement therapy will work for you.
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