It is established that Andropause is due to deficiency of bioavailable (free) Testosterone. Therefore, the obvious treatment would be to give Testosterone to the afflicted individuals.
Before suggesting Testosterone, a total hormonal assay of an individual is essential. This is to provide the baseline value of different hormones that may also change after giving Testosterone. Moreover the dosage of Testosterone would depend upon the baseline level of Testosterone. Both to establish the diagnosis and to monitor the treatment properly, laboratory measurements of the sex hormones and the complex range of factors regulating their action, together with tests of blood fat, liver, kidney, and prostate function and hematology profile, all need to be checked before treatment and at each follow-up assessment.
The quiz is only to give a rough estimate for the individual and to warn him to consult his physician if he falls in line so that he is saved from the long-term serious effects of Andropause. The earlier this treatment is taken the better it would at the end. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is most effective when right dosage is given at the right time.
Once again it is emphasized that testosterone therapy may only to be started where there are definite symptoms and signs of Andropause and at the same time the testosterone levels are low. Testosterone Replacement has been shown to be very effective in improving the physiological and psychological functions of the individual
Testosterone Replacement is available in following forms:
Cap Cernos ( Testosterone undecanoate in oil) 40mg. Depending upon the level of testosterone 1-4 capsules can be given in a day
In transdermal testosterone, the hormone is released slowly through the skin to deliver a constant level in the blood. Transdermal testosterone can be applied either to the scrotal area or to other areas.
Injection Cernos 1000mg (depot) intramuscular once in three months.
There are other preparations available which have been used over the period of years but such preparations may not be used because of the side effects.
These pellets dissolve slowly over a period of approximately three to four months. This provides a normal and very stable serum testosterone level.
The implant procedure consists of a small incision through which a trocar and cannula are inserted. The pellets are inserted through the cannula, and then the cannula is withdrawn.
Alternative approaches towards managing Andropuase.
Following an anti-aging exercise program incorporating flexibility training, cardiovascular training, and strength training program in a balanced fashion is the key to preventing Andropause. It is strongly advised that none of the three components should be ignored.