Is Andropause a Myth in the Ageing Male?

Is Andropause a Myth in the Ageing Male

Is Andropause a Myth in the Ageing Male?

by Vanita Dahia

Andropause is a phase that may happen in a man’s life as he ages. As a man ages, his energy levels and muscle tone might spiral downwards at first, followed by a lack of enthusiasm and decreased interest in sex. At midlife, men are as susceptible to hormone changes as seen in women at menopause.

Androgen deficiency in the ageing male (ADAM), also known as Andropause or male menopause signifies a dip in key male hormones such as Testosterone and DHEA. These key male hormones work in synergy with other sex hormones like estrogen and DHT as well as neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin.

By the time a man reaches his 50’s, his Testosterone dips and estrogens can become more dominant leading to symptoms of moodiness, fatigue, loss of libido, what some would call “the grumpy man’s syndrome”.

Life’s stresses and lack of exercise are some of the factors that impact a man’s stamina and virility.

When does a male experience hormone changes?

As a man ages, his Estrogen levels may be the same as that of a woman’s at the age of 59. This one of the reasons a man may gain a pot belly or become grumpy, a bit like a woman who is menopausal.

What does it feel like to be Andropausal?

The experience of andropause can vary from man to man. Some men may not experience any symptoms at all, while others may experience a wide range of physical and emotional changes.

Common physical symptoms of andropause include:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Hot flshes
  • Night sweats
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety

Educational Webinar on “Is Andropause a Myth in the Ageing Male?”

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The plays of hormones in the ageing male
  • The andropause picture
  • Interplay of sex hormones and mood changes
  • measuring andropause
  • Sex hormones and prostate health
  • Managing andropause naturally and with BHRT

Test for Male Hormones – Andropause, Prostate, Urinary Issues

Test for Male Hormones – Andropause, Prostate, Urinary Issues

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