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Furthermore, insulin resistance and diabetes are quite often additional serious consequences associated with testosterone deficiency.
Stress management, exercise, proper nutrition, dietary supplements (particularly adequate zinc and selenium), and androgen replacement therapy have all been shown to raise androgen levels in men and help counter andropause symptoms.
Androgen replacement therapy should be discussed with a qualified
health care provider.
Insufficient testosterone is not the only hormone imbalance that a man experiences. An excess amount of estradiol relative to progesterone is routinely discovered in the saliva during andropause, which is known to be associated with prostate gland diseases such as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and prostate gland cancer.
Dr. Widenbaum prefers to use saliva to test for male hormone levels.