Perimenopause and Andropause
Both men and women undergo changes somewhere in the 4th and 5th decade of life when the major sex hormones diminish for each. In women it is estrogen and in men it is testosterone. In a previous newsletter I talked about the role that the dominant form of estrogen, (estradiol) played in maintaining bone health. It turns out that estradiol serves to protect more than just bones in women, and testosterone does more than just maintain physical strength for men.
Here are some of the conditions that increase when there are lower levels of estradiol and testosterone.