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Menopause is a physiological process in women that normally takes place after the age of 40, but more usually between 44-55 years. It is marked by the non appearance of a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months or when both of a woman’s ovaries are removed or permanently damaged. Post-menopause is all the years beyond. Most symptoms improve independently within a 2-5 year timescale after your final period, however, some women report experiencing symptoms for up to 10 years. If you feel that you are experiencing symptoms that could be due to menopause you can take a simple saliva test to check your hormone levels. If you would like more information on completing a saliva test to check your hormone levels and to get our recommendations please call us to schedule a consultation at 810-630-0632.
Andropause or “Male Menopause” is sometimes used to describe decreasing testosterone levels or a reduction in the bio-availability of testosterone related to aging. This is a completely different situation from menopause which occurs in women. In women, ovulation ends and hormone production plummets during a relatively short period of time. In men, hormone production and testosterone bio-availability decline over a period of many years. Testosterone levels vary greatly among men. In general, however, older men tend to have lower testosterone levels than do younger men. Testosterone levels gradually decline throughout adulthood — about 1 percent a year after age 30 on average.
If you are experiencing signs and symptoms that might be the result of a low hormone level due to menopause or andropause, consult your doctor. He or she can evaluate possible causes for the way you feel and explain treatment options. You can also download our symptom checklist using the link below to see how bad your symptoms may be at the present time.