General and increasing fatigue as each year passes. Some steady, undesired weight gain, accompanied by loss of muscle mass. Think of all the negative changes you many have come to associate as inevitable side effects of the male aging process:Weight GainFatigueSleep ProblemsGynecomastiaHot FlashesNight SweatsLower Sex DriveIrritabilityDepressionHair LossErectile DysfunctionUrinary ProblemsMemory LossWhat Is Andropause?Put all of those together and you have the recipe for a dramatic, long-lasting decrease in quality of life. Added up, they form what is called andropause, or as it’s more commonly referred to, “male menopause.”Decreasing hormone levels are what cause this undesired process to start and continually worsen over time. There is a solution. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Men’s Health and Wellness located in Chicago, IL.Bioidentical hormones are created to mimic, nearly identically, the hormones that organically occur in the human body. They are derived from plant-based sources and are extremely close to exact copies of the molecules they replace in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.”Don’t Get Old, It’s No Fun”The many incremental downsides of male aging, when taken individually, are not life-threatening or debilitating. But what if the grand sum total of them all, the general overall decline associated with getting “old”, is largely avoidable?This requires a systematic reexamination of how we view aging. If we surrender to all these myriad symptoms with a shrug and a resignation to an ever-more sedentary, ever-less vigorous life, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Inactivity, depression, irritability, sleep problems…this list is long and all of its components are interrelated.So we go to the source, the true root cause. Trying to treat over a dozen symptoms of andropause individually will net you an incredible cache of prescription drugs and all the side effects that go along with them. All while leaving the real culprit, decreasing levels of naturally occurring hormones, unaddressed.Enter TestosteroneTestosterone, the quintessential male hormone, decreases as men age. For some, testosterone peaks as early as the mid-to-late 20s, and by 40, almost all men have begun to see their levels fall. This decrease only becomes more precipitous with every passing year.Revisit the list at the top of this entry. It’s exactly what you don’t want your aging process to become, yet it’s what men have been taught to expect and have come to assume is inevitable. Testosterone replacement addresses these issues across the borad. Now, consider this list:Decreased heart aging and improved circulationDecreased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s diseaseDecreased risk of diabetesDecreased body fatIncreased lean muscleImproved sexual functionIncreased sense of well beingDecreased brain agingImproved memory and intelligenceDecreased risk of prostate cancerDecreased osteoporosisDecreased risk of heart attacks and strokesIncreased blood flow to brainLet us show you how Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can reverse so many downward trends associated with aging. Schedule your consultation at Men’s Health and Wellness, located in Chicago, IL, today.