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Midlife Transitions—The Integrative Preventive Medicine Approach to the Evaluation and Management of Menopause and Andropause 

Midlife Transitions—The Integrative Preventive Medicine Approach to the Evaluation and Management of Menopause and Andropause
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Midlife Transitions—The Integrative Preventive Medicine Approach to the Evaluation and Management of Menopause and Andropause
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Cynthia Geyer

and Steven Brewer

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190241254.003.0020
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date: 18 December 2018

Much more has been written about the pros and cons of hormone therapy for women in menopause than has been studied for men in andropause. In two separate sections, this chapter explores those pros and cons in more detail, as well as how to customize recommendations for individuals. Alternative modalities for managing symptoms are discussed, along with the key lifestyle interventions such as resistance training that can counter some of the physical changes associated with declining hormone levels. Attending to the emotional changes that may accompany menopause and andropause is an important component of working with women and men in this time of their lives. A whole-person approach, incorporating preventive and lifestyle medicine practices, may help shift concerns about aging and hormonal changes into a window of opportunity to embrace this next stage of life in as healthy and vibrant a way as possible.

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