Natural Treatments for Andropause
Andropause in men is often considered the equivalent of menopause in women, although, in reality, they are quite unequal. But for men who might be experiencing symptoms of low T, andropause natural treatment might be just the thing.
Although men like women are affected by hormonal changes as they age, men do not experience an abrupt halt to hormone production as women do. Andropause, or “male menopause,” slowly progresses over time as testosterone levels begin to drop unless there was a sudden injury to the testes, etc.
This decrease in testosterone commonly referred to as Low T, can affect the quality of health in men as they age, usually beginning in their 40s and sometimes occurring even earlier. When this happens men might experience such symptoms as lack of energy, mood swings, and poor concentration.
Some studies suggest that nearly 30% of men in their 50s experience the symptoms of andropause, and if left untreated, can become more prevalent as they age. While age is the primary reason for a drop in testosterone levels, there are other factors that can increase symptoms such as stress, poor nutrition, and lack of exercise.
How Can Men Naturally Treat Andropause?
To combat the symptoms of andropause, men need to boost their levels of testosterone. Here’s how:
Make Changes in Your Lifestyle
This can be said for almost any health condition: Change Your Lifestyle.
Not getting enough exercise, drinking too much alcohol, eating poorly, and smoking can all contribute to lower levels of testosterone.
Testosterone levels drop more quickly in men who are overweight, primarily because they are not providing their bodies with the nutrients that are essential for supporting testosterone production. Having a diet that consists of B vitamins, omegas, selenium, and zinc can help reduce the symptoms of andropause.
Getting regular exercise supports healthy levels of testosterone by reducing stress (which raises cortisol and causes testosterone to drop).
Certain foods and minerals can be great for treating low testosterone. Testosterone boosting supplements include:
- Vitamin D
- D-Aspartic Acid, a natural amino acid
- Tribulus Terrestris, a natural herb
- Fenugreek, a natural herb
- DHEA, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland
- Zinc, an essential mineral
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) can replace lost testosterone by using natural bioidentical hormones administered via i by placing pellets under the skin that slowly release testosterone. Synthetic testosterone may come in the form of injections, patches or gels.
This kind of andropause natural treatment (pellets) will last anywhere from 3 to 6 months while your medical provider continues to monitor your levels of testosterone adjusting the dosage as necessary.
If you think you’re experiencing symptoms due to low testosterone, or want to know more about how andropause affects testosterone levels, then let’s talk.