Andropause — also known as male menopause — is said to be the result of a gradual drop in testosterone, which is an androgen. When andropause occurs, it is considered to be a deficiency state in which the hormone testosterone goes below the normal range for an aging male. Andropause is caused by the reduction of hormones testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone in middle-aged men. Testosterone assists the male body in building protein and it is crucial for normal sexual drive and stamina. Testosterone also contributes to several metabolic functions including bone formation, and liver function. Andropause is also associated with a decrease in Leydig cells. A steady decline in testosterone levels with age (in both men and women) is well documented. Dr. Levine can help evaluate and treat the frustrating symptoms of Andropause. He will evaluate your hormones and prescribe a custom hormonal replacement plan so you can avoid the psychological and physical discomforts of andropause.