Andropause Male Menopause in Philadelphia, PA

Located in Bala Cynwyd and serving Philadelphia and South Jersey, Dr. Paul M. Glat, MD, FACS, offers andropause male menopause therapy for patients desiring hormone replacement therapy.

Andropause – Male Menopause

Andropause (male menopause) is real, although more subtle than female menopause. Estrogen levels decline abruptly as women approach menopause. Starting in the forties, there is a gradual decline in androgens, the male sex hormones. Along with the decline in androgens is a rise in Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), proteins that bind to testosterone that limit the amount and effectiveness of this hormone as men age. As with the age-related decline of human Growth Hormone (hGH), the loss of testosterone contributes to the familiar “pot belly” and declining muscle tone in middle-aged men.

Hormones and Men’s Health

Hormones play important roles in the way you feel, look, and perform; equally important is the relationship among the hormones. As men age, hormonal changes occur that perceptibly alter physical, sexual, and cognitive functions. The outward appearance of a middle-aged man shows increased abdominal fat and shrinkage of muscle mass, the most common noticeable difference. Decreased sense of wellness, sometimes manifesting as depression, is a common psychological complication of hormone imbalance. Until recently, these changes were just accepted as part of “growing old.”

A significant amount of data has been compiled indicating that many of the conditions middle-aged men experience from their late thirties through their fifties include depression, abdominal weight gain, and the loss of sexual desire and ability to perform. Prostate cancer and heart disease are directly related to hormone imbalances. These imbalances are correctable with drug and nutrient therapies. Even greater improvements can be made when these hormone and nutrient therapies are combined with a personal training fitness routine and diet to support gains.

Symptoms of Andropause/Male Menopause

The symptoms of male menopause include a waning interest in sex, including decreased sexual satisfaction, and difficulty in having and maintaining an erection. Increased fatigue, depression, irritability, aches, pains, stiffness, and decreased mental acuity are also symptoms.

Treatment for Andropause/Male Menopause

Andropause, and the progression of andropause, is measured via a comprehensive blood test, which scrutinizes several naturally produced hormone levels.

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Costs Associated with Andropause Male Menopause Therapy in Philadelphia, PA, and South Jersey

Dr. Glat and his staff look forward to working with you to develop goals that help you look and feel your best. Costs associated with andropause male menopause therapy vary by patient, and we offer CareCredit® as a financing option. Also, check our Current Specials.

Schedule a Consultation for Andropause Male Menopause Therapy with Dr. Paul M. Glat

Dr. Paul M. Glat and his staff, serving Philadelphia and South Jersey, are committed to helping men who want andropause male menopause therapy make the right choices. To schedule a consultation for andropause male menopause, contact our plastic surgery office today.

Dr. Glat, board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. His services have improved the lives of people from in and around Philadelphia and South Jersey. He performs popular procedures for the breasts, body, and face. If you are looking for self-improvement in the form of plastic surgery, hair restoration, hormone replacement therapy, or skin rejuvenation, Dr. Glat and his professional team will accommodate your needs! Please call 610-624-3342 today to schedule your initial consultation!

Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. May 28, 2014