Andropause is a gradual, progressive decline of testosterone in men that occurs over a period of years resulting in mental and physical changes which may vary from mild to severe. Symptoms can be caused by low testosterone, high estrogen or a combination of both. Low T (testosterone) levels are associated with rapid aging, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, auto-immune diseases, pain, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Low testosterone levels can be seen as early as the mid-thirties in men.
Symptoms & Signs of Low T include:• Decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, impotence.
• Muscular weakness, loss of lean body mass
• Increased fat in the stomach, weight gain
• Decreased hair, wrinkles, sagging skin
• Mental and physical fatigue
• Decline in physical performance and endurance
• Depression, memory loss, insomnia
• Decreased concentration, lack of ambition, lack of motivation
• Increased joint pain, muscle stiffness, decreased coordination
• Increased blood sugar, elevated cholesterol
Types of Pellets
Testosterone pellet therapy is the most effective form of Testosterone therapy available.
TESTOSTERONE – ANASTRAZOLE
A man may “aromatize” (convert) too much testosterone to estrogen which can interfere with the benefits of testosterone. This may occur in men who are and are not on testosterone therapy.
High estrogen may result in low sex drive, enlarged breasts, enlarged prostate, increased PSA levels and increased belly fat. An aromatase inhibitor (anastrazole) is usually added to testosterone pellet therapy to prevent high estrogen levels.
TESTOSTERONE – FINASTERIDE
Testosterone improves hair loss. However, in males with significant male pattern baldness or acne, Finasteride may be added which will decrease the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone . This may improve symptoms more than testosterone alone.