What is Andropausia?

“Andras” in Greek means human male and “pause” in Greek a cessation; so literally “andropause” is defined as a syndrome associated with a decrease in sexual satisfaction or a decline in a feeling of general well-being with low levels of testosterone in older man.

What is the medical name for male menopause?

But male menopause is just one easy way to describe it. Male menopause is a condition that affects older men. It carries a set of symptoms that are linked to declining testosterone levels and aging. It is also referred to as andropause, androgen decline in the aging male, late onset hypogonadism and low testosterone.

What is a common cause of andropause?

As andropause is caused by an imbalance in hormones, it can also be treated by infusing the necessary hormones into the body. This treatment has come to be known as hormone replacement therapy, or HRT.

Do men get periods?

Although men will not bleed, nor will they experience all of the same symptoms as women, these hormonal shifts can have some pretty notable side effects, especially with mood and irritability. Some call it the “man period” others call it Irritable Male Syndrome, either way, it can be quite similar to a woman’s PMS.

What are the signs of male menopause?

The ‘male menopause’

  • mood swings and irritability.
  • loss of muscle mass and reduced ability to exercise.
  • fat redistribution, such as developing a large belly or “man boobs” (gynaecomastia)
  • a general lack of enthusiasm or energy.
  • difficulty sleeping (insomnia) or increased tiredness.
  • poor concentration and short-term memory.

Is there a cure for andropause?

Andropause, the progressive decline of sex hormones, particularly testosterone, in men as they age, can cause an array of unwanted physiological changes. Testosterone replacement therapy can alleviate and in some cases reverse many of these symptoms.

How do you fight andropause?

Replacing testosterone in the blood is the most common treatment for men going through andropause. This treatment may provide relief from the symptoms and help improve the quality of life in many cases. Lifestyle changes such as increased exercise, stress reduction, and good nutrition also help.

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