The primary hormone necessitating replacement in men is testosterone. About .5% of the male population experiences testosterone deficiency, called andropause, hypogonadism, or “low T.” Testosterone levels in males peak between adolescence and their early 20s and begins to decrease by about 1% per year throughout their 30s or 40s. Although more likely to occur in men over 50, levels below 200 ng/dL are considered low and may occur in men of any age.
Symptoms of andropause may include:
- Low libido
- Lack of energy
- Diminished bone density
- Abdominal fat
- Breast enlargement
- Trouble remembering things
- Reduced muscle mass
- Reduced body hair
The benefits of testosterone replacement therapy may include improvements in mood, erectile dysfunction, libido, muscle mass, strength, and bone mass. The compounding pharmacists at Progress Pharmacy can work with prescribing physicians to find the best option for individual patients’ hormone replacement needs.
For more information on hormone therapy for men or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (561) 720-2676.