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What is Andropause?

As men age, they encounter hormonal shifts termed andropause, akin to women’s menopause. Declining testosterone levels, starting in their early 30s, decrease by about 1% yearly post-40. This drop can lead to andropause symptoms, affecting millions in the US. Despite its prevalence, only a small fraction receive treatment. At Anchor Medical, we offer testosterone replacement therapy as a safe and effective solution to alleviate low testosterone symptoms, restoring vitality and enhancing overall well-being.

Recognizing Andropause Symptoms

  1. Reduced libido and erectile dysfunction
  2. Fatigue or low energy levels
  3. Decreased muscle mass and strength, decreased bone density, osteoporosis
  4. Obesity, mid-section weight gain
  5. Impaired glucose metabolism or type 2 diabetes
  6. Negative cholesterol profile changes
  7. Cognitive functions decline
  8. Mood changes:  depression, irritability or impatience
  9. Sleep disturbances, including insomnia
  10. Thinning hair or hair loss

• High blood pressure
• Insulin Resistance and Diabetes
• Hypercholesteremia
• Cardiovascular Disease
• Osteoporosis
• Cancer
• Dementias

Long Term Consequences of Testosterone Deficiencies

Obesity is the single most-powerful predictor of low testosterone


At Anchor Medical in Pittsburgh, PA, we specialize in andropause treatment to alleviate symptoms of age-related hormone decline. Here’s how our treatment can benefit you:

  1. Increased Energy Levels: Our andropause treatment enhances your body’s fat-burning capacity, providing a boost in energy to engage in activities you love.

  2. Improved Mood and Well-being: Balancing hormones through our treatment helps alleviate anxiety and depression, promoting emotional stability and a sense of well-being.

  3. Enhanced Physical Strength and Appearance: By boosting metabolism and facilitating fat burning, our treatment aids in building lean muscle mass, improving muscle tone, and enhancing physical strength.

  4. Heightened Sex Drive: Our andropause treatment addresses low libido by correcting hormonal imbalances, leading to improved sexual experiences for you and your partner.

  5. Sharper Cognitive Function: Experience improved mental clarity, concentration, and reduced risk of neurodegenerative diseases with our treatment.

  6. Reduced Risk of Diseases: Andropause increases the risk of stroke and heart attack, but our treatment helps protect your heart and lowers the likelihood of cardiovascular disease.

Why Choose Anchor Medical for Andropause Treatment?

Rediscover vitality with our andropause treatment, reversing aging-related hormone decline. Embrace a healthier, more vibrant life!

How Andropause Treatment Works?

  1. Comprehensive Evaluation: We conduct detailed assessments and advanced diagnostics to accurately identify individual needs.
  2. Tailored Treatment Plans: Our experienced team creates customized plans to ensure optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  3. Medical Weight Loss Treatment: We offer medical weight loss treatment to enhance overall health and vitality as part of our combination treatments.
  4. Holistic Lifestyle Support: We provide guidance on stress management, sleep, exercise, diet, and supplements to target underlying causes for sustained well-being, prioritizing a holistic approach.

Taking the quiz

Assessing Andropause Symptoms

1 Do you have a decrease in libido?
2 Do you have a lack of energy?
3 Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance?
4 Have you lost height?
5 Have you noticed a decreased “enjoyment of life”?
6 Are you sad and/or grumpy?
7 Are your erections less strong?
8 Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports?
9 Are you falling asleep after dinner?
10 Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance?

Treatment Options for Andropause

Testosterone Creams/Gels

Absorption Through Dermis: Creams and gels are applied topically, penetrating the skin's dermis to deliver testosterone directly into the bloodstream, ensuring efficient absorption. Effectiveness: Although convenient, creams and gels are the least effective method of testosterone delivery. Studies indicate a modest improvement in testosterone levels, typically between 10% and 20%. Application: Apply creams and gels to areas with thin skin, like the inner wrists or bikini line, following precise instructions from your healthcare provider for optimal results. Peaks and Valleys: One drawback is the potential for fluctuating testosterone levels, leading to peaks and valleys throughout the day. This variability may necessitate more frequent application to maintain stable hormone levels.

Injection Methods: Testosterone can be administered via intramuscular injection into the buttock or through subcutaneous self-injection into the abdomen. Effectiveness: These injection methods offer highly effective delivery, with reported improvements of symptoms in males ranging from 70% to 90%. Peak and Valley Effect: One notable characteristic of injections is their slow release, resulting in a gradual peak and valley effect over a period of 1 to 2 weeks.

Subcutaneous or Intramuscular Injections


Pellets Placement: Pellets are inserted into the subcutaneous fat, allowing for slow, steady-state absorption into the bloodstream. This method eliminates peaks and valleys in hormone levels, maintaining smooth and even physiologic levels.

Effectiveness: Considered the gold standard in testosterone delivery, pellets offer the most effective form of treatment. Studies have shown significant improvements in symptoms, with reported success rates ranging from 80% to 100%.

Placement Procedure: Pellets are placed by a clinician in a small, in-office procedure, ensuring precise placement and optimal treatment outcomes.