Archive | August, 2010

Andropause – The Decline of Testosterone

In a word, andropause is the male version of menopause. It is caused by the same thing a woman experiences – a decline in hormone production. For a man this means that over time his body will manufacture less and less testosterone. Surprisingly, the decline begins at around the age of thirty. Beyond that age, […]

Understanding Menopause

When I ask patients to give me a definition of menopause, a variety of answers come back to me.  The most common definition I hear is, “ When you get hot flashes,” followed by, “Not having a period for over a year.”  The fact is that most gynecologists and endocrinologists would agree that not having […]