Have you simply accepted that you don't feel as good as you once did? There is probably a very good reason you are struggling to find the energy and passion for life you once possessed...and it's not your fault!
Guys don't like to talk about it, but there is a very real and very dangerous male version of menopause causing millions of Americans serious problems. Male menopause is called andropause, and it is becoming a more common term among men as they age.
While the pains of menopause are sometimes sudden, issues related to andropause are often more difficult to notice at first. As males age, their testosterone levels decline naturally. This can lead to a wide array of health issues associated with
- Increased body fat
- Increased risk of cardiovascular disease
- Increased osteoporosis
- Decreased sexual function
- Decreased energy
- Diminished sense of overall happiness
This list of issues can lead to much more severe concerns as men age. For example, modern science shows how andropause might be to blame for the collapse of two critical organs in the body. Specifically, increased aging of the heart and circulatory system are to blame for many heart attacks and strokes. There is also evidence that shows decreasing testosterone in the body increases the aging of the brain. As the body is deprived of the testosterone it needed to thrive, the brain undergoes other common pains associated with old age including decreased memory, decreased cognitive awareness, increased dementia, and possibly diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Until recently, it was all to common to believe men who experienced these issues had done something wrong. Heart attaches and strokes were blamed on lack of exercise. Forgetfulness was something that could be corrected by playing more sudoku or sleeping more. However, more careful study of the role of testosterone in the body now shows how important hormones are to overall health, happiness, and well-being as men age. It is possible to feel better as you age and the Medical Team at Body Shapes Medical can show you how a simple test can help you feel 25 again.
Do something about your lack of energy today before diminishing testosterone leads to more serious health issues. Click here to take a free survey that will help show if your hormones could be to blame for a number of issues. The good news is that you don't have to accept these issues as normal. Call to schedule your consultation with our medical staff today!
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