Menopause Vs Andropause Infographic


Menopause Vs. Andropause Infographic Transcription:

Menopause Vs Andropause

The differences and similarities between menopause and andropause:

Menopause – a sudden stop in the ability to get pregnant.

Andropause – A slow decrease of the testosterone hormone.

Both occur around the age of 50.

Every women goes through menopause.

Not every man goes through andropause.

4 out of 10 women are bothered by hot flashes during menopause.

The amount of testosterone in males is 20x more than it is in females.

An estimated 6,000 women in the U.S. reach menopause everyday.

A typical male produces 5-10 mg of testosterone everyday.

Women between the ages of 35-50 have a decrease in the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen decreases 35%, and progesterone decreases 75%.

Testosterone levels drop about 1% per year after the age of 30.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can assist in both menopause and andropause symptoms.



Estrogen Facts

Estrogen Facts from DenverHormoneExperts

Estrogen Facts Slideshow Transcription

  • Estrogen occurs naturally in both women and men.
  • The word Estrogen is derived from the Greek word oistros (meaning “gadfly” but figuratively conveying sexual desire).
  • Estrogen is a steroid hormone.
  • Your sex drive is dependent on your androgen levels (which only exist in the presence of estrogen.
  • All vertebrae, as well as some insects, synthesize estrogen.
  • Estrogen enhances skin, blood circulation and blood vessel repair.
  • Estrogen is produced in the ovaries in females.
  • Peak estrogen levels occur just before ovulation.
  • The liver, breasts and adrenal glands also produce small amounts of estrogen.
  • Estrogen increases bone strength.
  • Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) conducted a study that proved synthetic estrogen supplements were associated with an increased risk of blood clotting.
  • If taking a form of estrogen, always make sure it’s a bio-identical version of your naturally produced estrogen hormone.
  • Estrogen plays a significant role in a woman’s mental health.
  • Estrogen has recently been used to treat bulimia nervosa patients after discovering that the disease may be linked to a hormone imbalance in the brain.
  • Fat produces estrogen. This means overweight people have higher-than-average estrogen levels which causes imbalanced hormone symptoms.
  • 80% of breast cancers need estrogen to grow. These cancers are known as hormone-sensitive or hormone-receptor-positive. A treatment for these types of cancers is the suppression of estrogen development.
  • Recent studies have shown that common table mushrooms have anti-aromatase properties (a possible anti-estrogen effect). Scientists have begun to research whether or not table mushrooms can prevent breast cancer.
  • Estrogen is occasionally used as treatment for men with prostate cancers.
  • Estrogen promotes the development of female sexual characteristics (breasts, endometrial wall thickening, menstrual cycle, etc.).
  • Estrogen is essential in men for the maturation of sperm and may be necessary for a healthy sex drive.
  • Estrogen helps to accelerate metabolism.
  • Estrogen has been used to help treat traumatic liver injuries.
  • In the past, estrogen was used to prevent further growth in tall females.
  • The 4 natural estrogens produced in women are:
  • estrone (E1)
  • estradiol (E2)
  • estriol (E3)
  • estetrol (E4)
  • Estradiol is the predominant estrogen in the body throughout a woman’s reproductive years.
  • Estrone is the predominant estrogen during menopause.
  • Estriol is the predominant estrogen during pregnancy, trumping the potency of its sister estrogen, estetrol. Estetrol is only produced during pregnancy.
  • Despite estriol being the most bountiful of the three estrogens, it’s the weakest. Estradiol is the strongest estrogen (80x more potent than estriol).
  • Estrogen is not water-soluble.

Benefits of Bioidentical Estrogen

What Is Bioidentical Estrogen?

Many people considering estrogen therapy may wonder why bioidentical hormones are healthier than synthetic? The answer is quite simple. Natural bioidentical hormone therapy helps the body re-establish its hormone balance naturally, as they follow the same metabolic pathways as the body’s own hormones. This helps the body in many ways, while avoiding the nasty side effects associated with synthetic hormones.


Bioidentical estrogen can help to alleviate symptoms of menopause, irregular menstrual cycles, uterine fibroids and PMS and more, as well as other very important benefits. These can include (but are not limited to):

  • Improved bone health
  • Maintaining muscle and body mass
  • Improving cholesterol and lipid levels
  • Improving cardiovascular function
  • Enhancing energy levels
  • Protecting brain function
  • And more…

So when it comes to hormone replacement therapy, there is really not contest. Bioidentical hormones such as estrogen are more effective, have more benefits, are better for your body’s natural systems and have far less side effects than synthetic hormones.

Want to learn more about how bioidentical hormone therapy may be right for you? Contact us today for more information.