While most people are aware that women experience hormonal changes, many are not as familiar with the hormonal changes that affect men. After the age of 40, about one percent of most men per year begin to experience gradual changes in their hormone levels that may include a reduction of testosterone as well as increases in levels of estrogen. Some men, however, may find that their hormone levels drop suddenly requiring treatment through hormone replacement therapy.
The reduction in levels of testosterone or the increasing levels of estrogen in men is referred to as Andropause. Testosterone assists the body in building protein and is also an important factor for normal sex drive as well as stamina. Testosterone also contributes to several metabolic functions including bone formation and liver function.
Andropause may also result in a variety of other symptoms including heart disease, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), mood swings, memory failure, lapses in concentration, or feeling weak.
The good news is that you do not have to suffer from symptoms of Andropause. Treatment with natural hormone testosterone has been shown to be effective and relieve the symptoms of Andropause. It’s important that men with these symptoms receive the exact amount of hormone necessary.
Our pharmacists can work with your physician to find the formulation that is specific to your body’s requirements. Compounded medications are available in a variety of dosage forms that are easy and convenient to use such as injections, topical transdermal gels (rubbed daily into the skin), and sublingual tablets (dissolved under the tongue).
Specialty Pharmacy offers laboratory testing and comprehensive men’s consultations. For more information on consultations and to find our confidential online questionnaire form, please click on the Consultations tab above or to the left and select Consultations for Men.
As men mature in age, they do not have to live with the effects of Andropause. To learn more about natural hormone testosterone replacement therapy and other nutritional supplements that can complement your regime and help maintain your health, contact your doctor or Specialty Pharmacy.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the failure to sustain an erection long enough to have sexual intercourse. This is normal for men, regardless of age, to experience on occasion.
It may be time to consult with your physician if ED occurs more than 25% of the time. Erectile Dysfunction does not only affect older men; physical problems or side effects from certain medications can cause ED to occur at any age. Despite age, men do not have to suffer from ED, and there are several options available to regain a fulfilling sex life.
Working with your physician, our pharmacists can compound medications to help with other men’s health issues such as aches and pains, aging skin, chronic bad breath, excessive sweating, fungal infections (i.e., athlete’s foot and jock itch), hair loss, and prostate and bladder health.
To learn more about men’s health issues and the medications and treatments that are available to you, contact your doctor or Specialty Pharmacy. We would be happy to work with your physician on the treatment and preferences that are right for you.