What is Andropause?
Andropause, often referred to as “male menopause,” is the time in a man’s life when the hormones start going out of balance, usually during their late 40s or early 50s. The declining hormones generally include testosterone, DHEA, and often growth hormone. Some men also become deficient in thyroid. Hormones that may rise with age include insulin and estrogen. Unlike menopause, andropause is a gradual process and may result in some or all of the following symptoms:
Common Symptoms of Andropause Include:
- Low sex drive
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Muscle Loss
- Diminishing Mental Drive/Motivation
- Weight Gain (especially in the abdominal area)
- Gynecomastia (male breasts)
- Aches and Pains
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Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy for Andropause
Our customized treatment programs have been developed by our internationally recognized physician, Khalid Mahmud, MD, FACP who is an expert in the field of Anti-Aging and bio-identical hormone replacement.
A full evaluation
We complete a thorough evaluation including a comprehensive set of blood tests, exam, medical history and a complete assessment of health risks and symptoms. Based on this assessment we customize a hormone therapy program for each individual patient.
This may include: natural stimulation of testosterone production and/or safe preparations of testosterone, other hormones such as DHEA, thyroid and optimization of growth hormone. Therapies to reduce insulin, estrogen or inflammatory markers are added when necessary.
Monitored by a physician
Patients are monitored to maintain an optimal balance. Other supplements are included as needed to further reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, dementia, osteoporosis and cancer.
Our treatment program can help you live a happier, healthier life before and after andropause. Live your life to the fullest and reclaim body and your health. Call to schedule a consultation today and learn about your options.
I may have entered Dr. Mahmud’s office kicking and screaming but it is the best thing that could have ever happened
“About 8 months after my 2nd heart attack, I started feeling lethargic, constantly tired, and had zero energy. My wife suggested I go see “her doctor”. Dr. Mahmud explained that men go through male menopause, and suggested I get a thorough blood test to see what my levels were.
When my results came back, all of my levels were very low. My C-Reactive Protein was extremely high, and I was likely on my way to a 3rd heart attack or worse. I was still a little skeptical, but began the program immediately. Within a month, I could feel a difference in my energy, my attention span, and the best indicator of improved health, my libido. After a few more months, we check my blood levels again. They were incredible! I felt 20 years younger.
I started walking while golfing, working out, getting much more done at work, and had, what seemed like a new relationship with my wife. It truly was fantastic. Seven years later, I am still seeing Dr. Mahmud and following his instructions. I do extensive strength training twice per week, attend a 1 hour spin classes and my wife is still my best friend (especially because I owe her my life).
I may have entered Dr. Mahmud’s office kicking and screaming but it is the best thing that could have ever happened at that point in my life. I would strongly recommend Innovative Directions in Health! Thank you very much.”
“My overall sense of well-being is remarkable. I feel you have established an important base plan for me to help keep my health at an optimum level for the rest of my life. I am so grateful for you and your organization and the vision you have for helping people achieve their maximum health potential.”
– Robert J. Solheim
“I am feeling great…mentally a lot more energetic at work. I have lost 13 lb.” – Bryan B.
“Health care experts have been talking about ‘preventive’ health care for decades: Khalid Mahmud is doing it. With encouragement from Dr. Mahmud and his staff, after only two months of care, I am already seeing positive results. I have more energy, feel stronger and am living life more fully.” – Dan W.