Most adults are familiar with the concept of menopause; as women get older, their hormones fluctuate and their bodies undergo drastic changes that can alter lifestyles, mood and daily behaviors. Although these changes are no small matter, women often prepare for the necessary lifestyle alterations during this time in their lives. Meanwhile, it may come as a surprise that many men are unaware of a similar hormonal change in their own bodies.
Andropause is the male equivalent of menopause. Don’t worry though, your masculinity is not in danger! Andropause is the natural depletion of testosterone in the body. After age 30, men lose testosterone at a rate of 1-3% per year. This slow depletion can cause noticeable changes, and without intervention, lifestyles can be shaken up without an obvious reason why. As testosterone levels drop, the risk for diseases including cancer, insulin resistant diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiac disease and loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) among other things increases.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BioTe, in Denver, CO can reverse the natural depletion of testosterone in men by naturally releasing a steady stream of hormones into the fatty tissue just under the skin. These pellets are small, about the size of a grain of rice, and allow for patients to improve their quality of life with an easy and comfortable treatment from Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics.
Call 303.327.7300 for more information about BioTe Hormone Replacement today!