Medical Mondays – You ask the questions and our highly trained bioidentical hormones experts will post your answer LIVE! Q: My wife has been using bioidentical hormones for several months now and she is very happy with the results. She is seeing a BodyLogicMD physician here in Dallas and she tells me

Medical Mondays – You ask the questions and our highly trained bioidentical hormones experts will post your answer LIVE! Q: A co-worker told me that he started using bioidentical testosterone injections prescribed by his doctor to help with symptoms of male menopause or “andropause.” He told me that he was feeling how

More and more men are being started on testosterone gels by the traditional physicians as direct to consumer advertising campaigns take their effect. We also see a flurry of new testosterone delivery systems being pushed out in from traditional pharmaceutical companies. Testosterone now comes in patches and gels that can be applied

There’s been a lot of talk about hormones in the media lately and the bioidentical hormone experts compiled a list of some recent articles that you might find interesting. October 2011 - Afraid that using testosterone to treat andropause might increase your risk of prostate cancer? Fear no more, say researchers from the Institute

What do depression, heart disease and erectile dysfunction (E.D.) have in common? Well for starters, if you suffer from any one of these conditions, the other two might be just around the corner. According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, E.D. can be an early indicator of heart disease

There’s been a lot of talk about hormones in the media lately and the bioidentical hormone experts compiled a list of some recent articles that you might find interesting. August 2011 - More and more men are coming to realize that the changes that they experience as they get older are in fact due

June 13th kicks off Men’s Health Awareness Week – a week-long campaign that runs through Father’s Day, aimed at heightening the awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging men to take action to reduce their risk of disease. This year, the highly trained physicians within the BodyLogicMD network have come together to educate men about a common problem that is often overlooked. The problem is hormonal imbalance, most often due male menopause or andropause.

Hormone therapy programs aren’t only for women. Men experience a more gradual loss of hormones, mainly testosterone. The result is andropause, known as the "male menopause."

Declining hormone levels aren’t just a problem for women. Men also lose hormones over time — particularly testosterone. This decline is referred to as andropause and it can have a significant effect on a man’s life.

Even as recently as the 90’s, estrogen was only considered important in women and of little value to men. However, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association proves just how critical estrogen is for males and how unbalanced levels of estrogen can increase mortality rates in men. While men like to blame estrogen for their female issues, their life may actually depend on their own healthy balance of the hormone. It is believed that approximately 99 percent of men today do not know where their estrogen levels stand, so it should be no surprise that our nation is bogged down with age-related diseases.

Nashville bioidentical hormones expert, Benita Swartout, D.O. was recently featured in a special report on andropause – the male menopause on WNDU Local News. According to the report, more than 50 percent of American males over the age of 50 currently suffer from the hormonal imbalance known as andropause – that’s somewhere in the ballpark of 25 million men.

A letter recently surfaced, written by Mel Gibson in the weeks leading up to his infamous meltdown. In the letter written to his girlfriend at the time, Oksana Grigorieva, the actor blamed his uncontrollable anger on the male menopause. Gibson allegedly told Oksana that he was worried he was no longer in control and that he could possibly “drink or commit a crime.” In the letter, the actor appeared scared and desperate, saying “the anger seems to be out of my control – I need to do something about it, something lasting, not just a band aid.”

More and more men are beginning to realize that many of the symptoms they experience as they get older are in fact the result of an underlying hormonal imbalance, namely andropause – the male menopause. Symptoms of andropause include weight gain, low sex drive, fatigue, hair loss, irritability, erectile dysfunction and impotence.

According to researchers, women aren’t the only ones dealing with menopause – men get it too and it’s called andropause or “the male menopause.” Studies have indicated that men undergo many of the same changes that women experience during menopause. In the men, the hormonal imbalance is typically concerned with declining testosterone levels.

Low-T is an umbrella-term used to describe a variety of conditions in men that result in abnormally low testosterone levels. In some cases, Low-T is the result of andropause- the male menopause – while other times the cause isn’t so “natural.”

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