Andropause

 

What is Andropause

Andropause is the age related decline in testosterone, as a man gets older. Unlike female menopause the decrease in testosterone in men is not rapid and symptoms may not appear all at once. Treating andropause however, does not just involve testosterone replacement. As men get older the testosterone gets converted to estrogen at very high rate. Certain vitamins such as Zinc and Vitamin C can reduce this conversion. To truly combat andropause proper diet, nutrition, and exercise must all be combined with testosterone replacement therapy.

What are some symptoms of Andropause?

  • Loss of Libido (Loss of Interest in Sex)
  • Depression
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Heart Disease
  • Ejaculatory Problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Disturbed Sleep
  • Muscle Weakness

How do I know how much testosterone is needed?

Saliva testing is an accurate and non invasive way to test a man’s hormonal status. Remember andropause is NOT just about testosterone replacement. In order to truly look better, feel better, and be better the ratio between estrogen and testosterone must be correct. Saliva testing allows us to evaluate not only your testosterone level but also your estrogen, progesterone and your stress hormones as well.

What are the goals of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

  • Improve Sex Drive
  • Improve Strength and Stature
  • Improve Erectile Function
  • Preserve Bone Mass
  • Improve psychological wellbeing and mood
  • Increase Muscle Mass

Who should not use Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Men who have prostate or breast cancer should not take testosterone replacement therapy. If you have an enlarged prostate you should check with your doctor before taking testosterone.

What types of dosage forms are available?

At Scott’s Pharmacy we compound testosterone in two different dosage forms, which are a testosterone gel and a testosterone injection, which is injected into the muscle. The pharmacists at Scott’s Pharmacy can compound the exact strength of testosterone gel needed to replace your testosterone to your normal levels.

How can I get started?

At Scott’s Pharmacy we do more than just compound hormones. We work closely with you as well as your physician to find the right dose specifically for you. Our pharmacists have received extensive training in hormone replacement therapy and are extremely knowledgeable in this area.

Remember that these hormones are prescription products and can only be dispensed with physician approval.

Contact us for information on how to discuss customized hormones with your physician.

For more information on customized hormones visit: www.customizedmeds.com

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