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Age Management of West Michigan

Integrative Medicine

Conventional, Functional, and Anti-Aging medicine located in Grand Rapids MI.


Testosterone Deficiency / Male Andropause

Andropause, or male menopause, is the gradual decline with age of the male sex hormone testosterone. This is also known as testosterone deficiency or androgen deficiency and can contribute to the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Men’s testosterone peaks in their 20’s then decrease by 1% every year after ages 30 to 40. Signs and symptoms of low testosterone start to develop such as lower sex drive, decrease in energy, erectile dysfunction, reduced muscle mass and strength, depression, cognitive decline, and increased body fat. It is estimated that up to 6 million men in the United States are affected by testosterone deficiency. Even though the detrimental health effects of testosterone deficiency are known, it is still widely undiagnosed with only 5% of men receiving treatment. Age Management utilizes blood testing along with symptomology for diagnosis and offers a variety of testosterone replacement options such as creams, injections, and pellets.


Common symptoms of low testosterone in men

Decreased Sex Drive


Memory Loss

Decreased Bone Density

Erectile Dysfunction

Night Sweats

Decreased Muscle Mass



Decreased Strength

Cognitive Decline

Loss of Body Hair

Swollen Breasts

Reduced Self Confidence

Increase Body Fat


Sleep Problems

Increase Irritability

Bio-Identical Hormones are Safe and Effective

Bio-Identical Hormones are exactly identical in molecular structure to the hormones which are made in the body. They are derived from plant-based sources which are structurally altered so your body recognizes them as your own.

Replacement with Bio-Identical Hormones controls the aging process by having a systemic effect in preserving our organs, connective tissues, vessels, muscle, bone, and neurotransmitters. Improve your quality of life with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Synthetic Hormones have growing concerns to be toxic and carcinogenic.

Important ways of regulating hormones occur through lifestyle approaches which include optimizing your diet, exercising regularly, avoiding tobacco/alcohol and managing stress. In addition, hormone and nutrient replacement therapy should be considered for those who are experiencing clinical symptoms of hormone deficiency. Psychological stress, alcohol, injuries, surgery, medications and obesity are often contributing factors to hormone decline.

All cells and tissues have hormone receptors (i.e. brain, heart, blood vessels, etc) which decline as we age. Essential nutrients help serve as the key to unlock and optimize hormone function.

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