By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of The Academy
Sweaty sleepless nights, crankiness, and a lack of sex drive…they’re all signs of menopause…in men. Male menopause or late onset hypogonadism mimics the changes many women experience. And, new research suggests that it’s fairly common as testosterone levels fall up to 25 percent in men as they reach middle age. In the last 10 years, the number of prescriptions filled for testosterone gels and shots increased by more than 400 percent. Some health experts are questioning whether the treatments are being over prescribed; and they’re warning about the risk of serious side effects such as heart disease and stroke.