Dr. Datis Kharrazian, author of Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms, lectured on the complexities of the “Neuroendocrine – Immune Axis of Andropause.” This is a more complete (although more complex way) of looking at Andropause as it relates to the nervous system, the hormonal system and the immune system, rather than just as a side affect of aging.
Someone you know has Andropause.
Some common symptoms are:
- Lack of motivation
- Tiring quickly
- Lack of follow through
- Low libido
- Decreased enjoyment with activities that used to be fun
- Falls asleep after dinner
- Experiences brain fog
- Forgets where they park their car or where they put their keys
Many people write these symptoms off but they are clear signs there is something wrong. Sometimes testosterone replacement may be fitting, but oftentimes it just provides a brief honeymoon of improvements, and then the benefits vanish or even worsen because they aren’t addressing the cause of why testosterone has dropped (and no, it’s not just because the person is getting old).
There is another holistic approach that works, which uses laboratory testing, research-based supplementation, and lifestyle modifications.
Contact Dr. Andrew Cohen, DC if you know someone who might benefit from feeling rejuvenated again. It’s important to note that typically these people don’t make the move themselves, although they are on a slippery slope to Alzheimer’s. If someone you love may be suffering from Andropause, make sure it is addressed quickly.