If you are a man that suffers from depression, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, poor concentration or hot flashes, then you need to read this alert. re NEW MAN (renewman.com) is advising men ages 35 and over to have their hormone levels checked for symptoms of male menopause. Called "andropause," it is estimated that 4 out of 5 men age 40 have low testosterone, the leading cause of andropause.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 5, 2009 -- The male hormone treatment provider, re NEW MAN (renewman.com) is advising men ages 35 and over to have their hormone levels checked. Andropause, also known as 'male menopause', is a condition tied to deficiencies in male hormone levels that afflicts millions of men. It is the opinion of re NEW MAN that thousands of men are being misdiagnosed by their primary care physician annually. In particular re NEW MAN has found that men are more likely to be treated by their primary care physician for symptoms of andropause, such as depression and erectile dysfunction than the hormone deficiencies that are the cause of andropause. re NEW MAN has been providing male hormone treatment for over 10 years and has a national network of physicians that are experienced with treating andropause.
Common Andropause Symptoms:
Starting around age 27 male hormone levels start to decrease. Stemming primarily from low testosterone the shift in male hormones becomes noticeable around age 35. By age 40, it is estimated 4 out of 5 men have a less than optimal level of testosterone and could be potentially diagnosed with andropause. The symptoms of andropause are similar to menopause in women with the difference that andropause focuses on having low testosterone levels where a women's menopause focuses on low estrogen levels. Below are the common symptoms of andropause*:
For decades primary care physicians have known about the symptoms of menopause in women. Today women are able to be diagnosed and treated with hormone replacement therapy as needed. Shifts in hormone levels in men have not received the same attention by primary care physicians and family doctors. It is only in recent years that consideration has been given to decreased testosterone levels in men, the leading indicator of andropause (male menopause).
"It is disturbing the lack of attention the medical community has paid towards male hormone levels and aging," explains Jim Michels, founder of re NEW MAN. "re NEW MAN has a national network of physicians that specialize in male hormone treatment. In addition, we have been treating male hormone deficiencies for over ten years. During this time we've seen improvements in identifying andropause as a diagnosis by family doctors, but we are finding the physicians are too often only treating the symptoms and not the cause."
As a result of over 10 years in operation Michels and re NEW MAN have found that raising testosterone to healthy, safe levels usually means a return of sex drive and negates the need for ED medication.
Michels added, "For the millions of men over the age of 35 being treated for depression, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, poor concentration or mood swings, it is highly advised they have their hormone levels tested. In the example of ED (erectile dysfunction), you can give a guy a prescription for an ED medication e.g. Viagra. This may solve the problem of getting an erection, but what if when he has that erection he doesn't feel like using it? Getting your mojo back is more than just the ability to have an erection."
Fix the Cause, not the Symptoms:
re NEW MAN believes for too long treating andropause and other male hormone deficiencies has been more about ED medications, than recognizing hormone imbalances. While an ED medication will fix the issue of having an erection, these medications won't fix the issue of having low male sex drive. To treat symptoms such as a low sex drive, depression, fatigue, etc, you need to treat the source. For millions of men that source is low testosterone levels. In addition to these symptoms, low testosterone treatment (including testosterone creams and testosterone supplements) can help men who experience hot flashes, mood swings, poor concentration and even joint and muscle aches.
Too often when family doctors do try to treat the hormone imbalances of andropause, men are too often being treated with potentially toxic doses of hormone supplements. re NEW MAN has found several examples of men being given toxic dosages of hormones by doctors that do not fully understand the impact of male hormones. Though it is expected these doctors meant well, the treatment they prescribed had the potential to cause serious medical issues. Fortunately these men learned about re NEW MAN, were tested by one of our hormone physicians in our national network of doctors and began receiving an individualize treatment program.
For additional information about treating male menopause and low testosterone treatment options, visit renewman.com or call 800-859-7511.
About re NEW MAN:
re NEW MAN specializes in the management of age-related male hormone replacement therapy and has done so for over 10 years. They provide information, clinical services and access to products that have been proven to reduce the symptoms of male menopause. re NEW MAN's experts work with their extensive network of doctors to provide safe, effective, and convenient care for their clients. For more information, visit renewman.com or call 800-859-7511.
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