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Numerous changes are associated with an age-related decline in the hormone testosterone. Some men may go through a rather sudden change in testosterone levels that might correlate with the hormonal changes that women experience at menopause. However, most men have a slower and more subtle hormonal decline experiencing symptoms over a period of time. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency are often attributed to other problems, denied by the patient, and unrecognized by the physician.
Andropause – the “male menopause” – may consist of a variety of signs and symptoms, including:

  • weakness
  • fatigue
  • disturbed sleep
  • reduced libido
  • osteoporosis
  • heart disease
  • atherosclerosis
  • irritability
  • insomnia
  • erectile dysfunction
  • slow wound healing
  • prostate problems
  • low sperm counts
  • depression, anxiety
  • reduced muscle mass
  • memory impairment
  • impaired blood cell formation
  • reduced cognitive function

When hormones are replaced or restored back to physiologic levels considered normal for younger males, men may experience a dramatic reversal of many of these changes. For optimal results, it is vital that hormone replacement therapy be combined with adequate exercise, proper nutrition, and appropriate use of natural supplements.

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