Understanding Hormonal Changes as You Age

Over the past decade, it has become widely recognized that there is such a thing as

“male menopause.”

Everyone knows that women go through menopause, and many people understand that

men experience hormonal changes as they age too. In a loss in testosterone it’s

understandable and expected that “things change” within our body, our moods, and

overall well-being. Testosterone is one of our fountains of youth!

The fact is that many men do go through serious hormonal upheaval as they age.

Symptoms can be:

  • Low energy

  • Anxiety

  • Decreased libido

  • Depression or sadness

  • Decreased motivation

  • Lowered self-confidence

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping

  • Increased body fat

  • Reduced muscle mass and feelings of physical weakness

For women, menopause is a quick decline in the production of estrogen and

progesterone. Often, perimenopause starts before a women enters full menopause.

This is a transitional period marked by hormonal fluctuation that may last for years. The

ultimate result is a permanent end to a woman’s reproductive capacity.

For men, however, there is typically no sudden drop in sex hormones.

For Men, testosterone production typically begins to slow down in your early 30’s and

fully in your 40’s. Eventually, in some men, testosterone levels drop so low that they

cause symptoms that seem roughly equivalent to menopause. This is also known as

late-onset hypogonadism or age-related androgen deficiency, which is why we often

see it referred to as andropause.

Treatment Options for Male Menopause

With these symptoms in mind, this is why many men, like women experiencing

menopause, look to bio-identical hormone replacement pellet therapy. The

potential benefits of testosterone therapy for men are many, including increased muscle

mass and lower cardiovascular risk. Often, however, the most immediate benefits are

higher energy levels, restored libido, healthier weight control, and improved emotional


The goal is recognizing that it is happening to you and understanding why. And, it does

not mean that is has to change who you are and just live with “it”. With hormone

replacement therapy, you can do something about it.

Here at Balance Found, we successfully treat hundreds of patients a year and have

many patient reviews for you to read and see what a difference it can make in your life.

Give us a call, we would love to add another happy patient to our practice!


  • Jami

Updated: Aug 20

Let’s face it, sleeping through the night seems like it should be a fairly simple task. Eat well, exercise, don’t drink caffeine after 3 p.m…but the reality is, many people have not had a good night’s sleep in years. One of the most important parts of maintaining a healthy immune response is getting enough sleep. This helps infection-fighting antibodies, by releasing pro-inflammatory cytokine proteins, which are important for fighting infection. Studies show sleep allows proteins to help promote the interaction between antigen presenting cells and T helper cells. This, in turn, participates with formation of immunological memory. While the aging process is happening, menopause and andropause causes hormonal imbalances which makes sleeping through the night a challenge! By keeping your hormones at optimal levels, your body can restore its energy and as well as create the ability to sleep soundly.

For men, getting your testosterone levels using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the most important part. With women, the primary focus is estrogen. This allows your body to use neurochemicals, like serotonin, a key ingredient to falling asleep and staying asleep. Estrogen replenishment helps stop the hot flashes and progesterone promotes a sense of calmness and relaxation and may help facilitate sleep.

As your BioTE provider, we would love help you get your sleep back, and your quality of life!

Give us a call at 215-860-1500.

We at Balance Found encourage our pellet patients to be on DIM! DIM is an important support to patients receiving Estrogen. Not all DIM is created equal, let us explain why our patients should be utilizing BioTE’s DIM SGS+:

DIM SGS+ is made of extracts from pomegranate and broccoli which are important for support for healthy utilization of estrogen. This means both men and women should be taking DIM. Part of making sure our patients are in perfect balance, we know that too much Estrogen can be harmful to our bodies. Side effects such as weight gain, bloating, retaining water and feeling/looking puffy are just a few.

DIM  is  made from cruciferous vegetables which are used to keep a healthy balance in our bodies. Taking BioTE DIM SGS+ helps keep bodyweight down, supports breast, uterine, cervical, and prostate health. These reasons alone are enough to make all of us be sure we never run out of this supplement. It matters!

DIM SGS+ has the perfect mix of diindolylmethane (DIM), sulforaphane (SGS), and pomegranate extract. Proven to stimulate efficient metabolism for estrogen, it creates a healthy ratio of healthy to less healthy estrogen.

To learn more about DIM, and our other support supplements, please give us a call. We love helping you in your journey to optimal health.