SOURCE: BodyLogicMD

May 29, 2007 12:30 ET

BodyLogicMD & Dr. Lee's Top 10 Signs of Andropause (The Male Menopause)

National Men's Health Week Great Time to Heighten Awareness & Promote Healthier, Happier Life

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - Men go through menopause, too! It's a real health condition and some are calling it "MANopause," and the symptoms of andropause are often misleading.

In accordance with National Men's Health Week June 11-17, the experts at BodyLogicMD, a national network of physicians specializing in anti-aging medicine and natural bioidentical hormone therapy, give advice on what to look for and how to treat the symptoms of andropause using bioidentical hormone therapy, fitness and nutrition.

BodyLogicMD doctors diagnose men with andropause every day and encourage men in general to watch for the Top 10 Signs of Andropause:

1.  Irritability       6.  Weight gain
2.  Sleep problems     7.  Memory loss
3.  Diminished libido  8.  Thinning hair
4.  Erectile problems  9.  Decreased bone density
5.  Muscle loss        10. Depression
Unlike women, who are more likely to be aware of many of the symptoms of menopause, doctors say men frequently mistake andropause for aging.

"Men's symptoms appear over the course of a decade or more and it becomes a very slow, insidious process that they attribute to getting old," explains BodyLogicMD's Michael Lee, M.D. "As men lose testosterone, they begin experiencing male menopause -- or andropause."

Testosterone is key for building muscle and retaining memory in men. When they get into their early 30s, men begin losing testosterone at a rate of one to two percent a year.

Experts today say as many as 25 million American males between ages 40 and 55 are experiencing some degree of male menopause.

One Andropause patient

As a financial advisor and self-professed workaholic, one 46-year-old BodyLogicMD patient knew something was wrong.

"I would get really tired at around 2 or 3 p.m. everyday and couldn't maintain my mental focus -- I would lose the ability to multi-task," he says. "I sticky-padded my way through every day."

Instead of turning to caffeine, he turned to a BodyLogicMD physician to check and balance his hormone levels.

"I was so relieved when I learned that I could manage my symptoms and get back to normal," says this andropausal man. "I'm glad I didn't just chalk up my fatigue and forgetfulness to getting old."

Although the first study on male andropause was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in the mid-1940s, it's only recently that the U.S. medical community has taken notice of this condition. At the forefront of these medical important advances is BodyLogicMD.

"Typically, men suffering from the symptoms of andropause are treated for a specific medical condition that is related, but not the root issue. Therein lies the problem," Dr. Lee says. "It is still common for an andropausal male to be misdiagnosed."

For example, a man may be diagnosed with depression and prescribed an antidepressant. Both the doctor and patient think the man's problem is addressed. However, if that man has other symptoms of male menopause, such as loss of libido, the antidepressant will only exaggerate that problem.

"Modern day medicine is changing the way we diagnose and treat men suffering from andropause," says Dr. Lee. "BodyLogicMD physicians play a critical role in this movement."

For more information about Dr. Michael Lee visit: http://www.bodylogicmd.com/DrMichaelLee.html

For more information about BodyLogicMD visit: www.bodylogicmd.com

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