Andropause Weight Gain

Weight gain in men and andropause related hormonal imbalances. Low testosterone and high cortisol seem to increase body fat, especially in the midsection, and decrease muscle mass in men. This body fat seems to further the hormonal imbalance by converting testosterone into estrogen. Male weight gain coupled with muscle loss means more weight to carry and less muscle to carry it with, resulting in fatigue and low energy levels.


  • Weight gain
  • Increase size of the belly
  • Decreased strength/stamina/endurance
  • Decreased muscle mass/sore muscles
  • Weight gain in the hips, thighs, waist, and/or breasts
  • Increased body fat
  • Poor recovery from exercise
  • Burnout and fatigue
  • Lack of mental clarity
  • Decreased sex drive and/or competitive drive
  • Prostate problems
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hair loss
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Memory loss
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Low energy
  • Gynecomastia (man boobs)