Andropause Specialist

Aveda Integrative Medical Center

Deepti Saxena, MD

Family Medicine & Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Fremont, CA

Maybe you’ve noticed you feel sapped of energy, where before you could go non-stop? You may suffer from andropause, a hormonal imbalance in men. A board-certified specialist in integrative therapies, Deepti Saxena, MD, offers hormonal therapy for andropause at Aveda Integrative Medical Center. Treatments include testosterone injections, pellet insertion therapy, and beyond. Just because you’re over 40 doesn’t mean you can’t feel like you’re 20 again. Call the center in Fremont, California, today or book a consultation online.

Andropause Q & A

What is andropause?

It’s common knowledge women experience hormonal changes with menopause, but you may not know men also experience changes in testosterone levels with age. In men, it’s known as andropause, and it describes a constellation of aging-related hormone changes.

Andropause occurs with the decline of testosterone as you age. After you reach age 30, your testosterone levels gradually slide, dropping 1% each year on average. You may also hear andropause referred to as androgen deficiency of the aging male, testosterone deficiency syndrome, or late-onset male hypogonadism.

What are the symptoms of andropause?

Andropause is complex, producing a host of different symptoms that depend on your own lifestyle and genetics. You may feel flabby — even though you workout — or you’re gaining weight all of a sudden, even though your eating habits are the same.

Although andropause is unique to each person, there are some signs to look for, such as:

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Lower sex drive
  • Tiredness
  • Little energy
  • Gaining weight for no apparent reason
  • Losing muscle mass or definition
  • Difficulty building muscle despite consistent workouts
  • Feeling mildly depressed
  • Less zest for life
  • Performing worse in sports
  • Insulin resistance or diabetes
  • Belly fat
  • Depression
  • Sleep apnea

You may also feel a lack of initiative or that you’re not as much of a tiger in the boardroom as you used to be. The good news is that help is available at Aveda Integrative Medical Center.

How is andropause treated?

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, Dr. Saxena recommends testing your hormone levels. Depending on your results, she may recommend one of these treatments or others:

  • Testosterone injections
  • Hormone replacement therapy with natural compounded creams
  • Pellet insertion therapy

These therapies are all available in the convenience of the Aveda Integrative Medical Center office.

What is pellet insertion therapy?

Hormonal pellet therapy uses tiny granules of bioidentical hormones, which are plant-based hormones that are molecularly similar to the ones in your own body. Dr. Saxena inserts the pellets under the fatty layer of your skin in a simple procedure.

The pellets, which are smaller than a grain of rice, steadily release small doses of bioidentical hormones into your bloodstream. The hormones replace the hormones your body has lost, helping to reverse the progression of andropause.

If you haven’t felt like yourself lately, and you think you’re experiencing andropause, find out more about the advantages of hormone therapy. Call Aveda Integrative Medical Center today or schedule a consultation online.


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