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What is Andropause?

When men reach their 40s and even 55s, they may experience a phenomenon similar to female menopause, called andropause.

Unlike women, men do not have clear signs, such as the cessation of menses, to mark this transition. Both, however, are characterized by a drop in hormone levels. Estrogen in women and testosterone in men. Changes in the body occur very gradually in men and are accompanied by changes in attitude and mood, fatigue, loss of energy, sexual drive and physical agility.


What's more, studies show that this drop in testosterone puts you at risk for other health problems, such as heart disease or brittle bones.


Men's "transition" can be much more gradual and extend over decades, usually after the age of 50, although some begin 10 years earlier. Attitude, psychological stress, alcohol, injuries or surgeries, medications, obesity, and infections can all contribute to its onset.


Causes of andropause

At around 30 years of age, testosterone levels begin to drop by about 10% per decade.


Simultaneously, another factor in the body, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, or SHBG, increases. SHBG traps much of the still circulating testosterone and prevents it from having its effect on the body's tissues.


Andropause is associated with low bioavailable levels of testosterone.

treatment for andropause

Dr. Velázquez Salim is a specialist in Therapy of Hormonal replacement, to treat bioidentical and natural. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement is safe, does not pass the hepatic route and reduces risks compared to other treatments. Its beneficial effect is noticeable from the first week and lasts 6 months. It is easy to apply and all is resolved in a single appointment. There is no age limit. 


Replacement with bioidentical hormones increases muscle mass, strength, energy, libido, ability to maintain erection, mental acuity, concentration, exercise endurance, stops bone loss, better controls cholesterol and glucose. The treatment does not cross anything, it does not matter if you suffer from diabetes, hypertension or heart disease, nor is there a contraindication to alcohol. In fact,  enhances the blue pill or similar alternatives because it acts in a different way, synergizing its effect.

Bioidentical Hormones

They are made by compounding pharmacies, they are used in the US and many parts of the world, in Mexico they are authorized under health licenses:


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BIONOURISSO - 03 004 09 0152

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The Cost of treatment with Bioidentical Hormones in men is $7,800 pesos, 100% deductible.


All credit or debit cards are accepted.

To request treatment with Dr. Velázquez Salim, certified gynecologist specializing in couple problems,  it is necessary to schedule the consultation in advance and attend with the following tests:_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_ BH, prostate specific antigen, HIV and total Testosterone.


Importance of Testosterone

Testosterone is produced in the testicles and in the adrenal glands. It represents for men what estrogen is for women.

Low Testosterone Symptoms

  • Irritability

  • Depression

  • Weight gain

  • loss of muscle mass

  • low sex drive

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Hair loss

  • hot flashes

  • Night sweats

  • loss of memory capacity

  • Insomnia

  • low energy level

  • Gynecomastia (breast growth)

In addition to the impact that andropause could have on your quality of life, there are other long-term and silent effects of andropause that are more difficult to track: increased risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

What's more, about one in eight men over the age of 50 have osteoporosis.

What should I expect from testosterone replacement therapy?

– Improved mood and sense of well-being.

– Greater mental and physical energy.

– Less anger, irritability, sadness, tiredness, nervousness.

– Better quality of sleep.

– Better libido and sexual performance.

– Decreases % body fat.

– Increased muscular resistance.

– Potentially, reduction in the risk of heart disease, as it is a vasodilator.

– Stops bone loss avoiding osteoporosis.


Most men feel more vigorous, experience better energy levels, mood, concentration, cognition, libido, sexual performance, and a general sense of well-being. These effects are usually noticed within 3 to 6 weeks.


The findings, released in August 2015, showed that men who restored testosterone to normal levels with hormone therapy had a lower risk of heart attack or stroke.


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