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Testosterone Deficiency

Andropause is the male version of menopause that women experience, however, women enter this stage typically around 50 years of age when their natural female hormones decline, whereas men experience a gradual decline in testosterone starting at age 30. An added component to testosterone decline is the increase in a chemical that binds testosterone and prevents the freely available hormone from being used by your body. Symptoms vary but typically include depression, hair loss, muscle loss, bone loss, decreased libido, increased body fat, and fatigue. Methods to fight this natural occurrence include resistant training, calcium supplementation, protein supplementation, and sometimes hormone replacement therapy for those whose decline is more rapid than normal. For those who want to naturally balance their diminishing hormones, pro hormones are utilized as precursors to the androgenic hormones that are reduced within the body to promote muscle growth, libido, and strength.