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What Is Andropause?

It is the common assumption in most circles that women are the only ones to experience a “change of life” like menopause. However, all the jokes that peg male mood swings as “girly menopause” moments may not be that far off from the truth for some. Men do go through something like female menopause when they hit their middle age years. These symptoms are called andropause (or “low T”).

Andropause

Andropause occurs when men experience a dramatic drop in testosterone levels (hence the nickname “low T”). These symptoms typically manifest between the ages of 40 and 60 but can sometimes be found in men as young as 20, due to their genetics.

The Difference Between Menopause and Andropause

While middle age women often experience dramatic drops in sex hormone levels when they have menopause, men commonly start to experience a very gradual decline in male sex testosterone production after the age of 40. This is a permanent transition for both genders that occurs with age, but it often takes much longer to affect the men than menopause takes to affect the women.

Andropause

Common Symptoms

The way these symptoms manifest, and when, varies between men. Not every man will experience every symptom, and some will not experience any until they are almost 60. Here is a list of some of the most common symptoms that can occur with men experiencing andropause:

• Mood swings
• Lack of motivation
• Erectile dysfunction
• Loss of energy and focus
• Depression
• Physical changes in the body, like weight gain
• Muscle and bone loss
• Weakness and easy fatigue
• Hot flashes

Treatment

Since this is a natural consequence of aging in men, there is no permanent cure for andropause. However, there are several things you can do to help eliminate some of the symptoms or lessen their effects.

• Testosterone replacement therapy
• Exercise, esp. anaerobic, e.g., weight training
• Limiting intake of alcohol
• Avoiding processed foods
• Stress management
• A well-balanced diet with a focus on high quality protein
• All-natural supplements that help to raise testosterone levels

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