Testosterone Therapy / Andropause

One of the latest buzz words, “Low-T” is also known as low testosterone or Andropause.
Andropause is often called the “male menopause.” As men age, their bodies produce less and less testosterone. This lack of testosterone can lead to a number of symptoms that many men just accept as the “normal aging process”. A lot of men do not realize that these symptoms can be reduced or eliminated through testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).
Numerous changes are associated with an age-related decline in testosterone. Men can go through these changes quickly, with a sudden change, or more typically, slowly over a period of time, with a gradual hormone decline. Men can start this decline as early as their 30′s, when the body’s production of testosterone starts to drop by 1 – 2% each year.

In the United States, it has been stated that there are over 25 million men (about 408 million worldwide) between the ages of 40 and 55 that may be going through what is termed “male menopause”, or “Andropause”. In the next twenty years, the number in the US is expected to increase to over 57 million (960 million worldwide).

The goal with testosterone replacement therapy is simply to restore the body’s testosterone to a more youthful level. The benefits of doing so are:

  • Increased strength and energy
  • Improvement of well being and mood
  • Better concentration and cognitive function
  • Improvement in libido
  • Improvement in erectile dysfunction
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Preservation of bone mass
  • Decrease in cardiovascular risk

Goldsmith Pharmacy compounds testosterone in several different forms and strengths for your convenience:

  • Trans-dermal cream in a convenient pump or topi-click delivery system
  • Sublingual tablet that dissolves quickly and easily under the tongue
  • Injectable