As men age their levels of testosterone decline. This is a medical condition in men which is called andropause. Male andropause is very similar to female menopause, in that the endocrine system down regulates the production of many hormones.
The loss of testosterone in men can have significant negative health effects.
It has been estimated that male andropause can begin to affect men in their early forties. However, by their fifties, 95% of men are suffering male andropause symptoms.
Common Symptoms of Male Andropause
These are some of the most common symptoms of male andropause that men should be aware of:
This is the inability of achieving or sustaining sufficient erection for the purpose of sexual intercourse.
Hot flashes generally start on the chest, neck and the face. Flushes accompanied with excessive sweating might occur during the night. They are known as night sweats and they might disturb the sleep patterns of an individual.
It is a condition that affects a man’s frequency and interest in having sexual intercourse. Men suffering from andropause also find sexual intercourse less enjoyable.
Less Energy & More Fatigue
Lethargy and fatigue are common signs of andropause. Men might have to put in extra effort and may even take longer to complete certain routine tasks. They may feel less interested in doing the activities they used to enjpy.
Mood swings are quite common among men as andropause approaches. Mood swings include feelings of anxiety, depression, irritability and anger. Mood swings can also take a toll on the physical and mental health of men and can also distrupt sleep, which can, in turn, make the problems worse.
Other common symptoms of andropause include loss of muscle mass, man boobs, belly fat, and short term memory loss.
Male Andropause Does Not Have To Be Suffered in Silence
Men tend to “go it alone” rather than take what they perceive as minor personal issues to the doctor to discuss.
However, while the symptoms of andropause may seem minor, or even expected as we age, they can bring to attention underlying medical issues associated with declining health in general. Men in their forties and beyond who experience any of these symptoms should speak with a good doctor who is trained in andropause and the medical issues that can be repaired or avoided by timely interventions.
This may include hormone replacement therapy, nutritional intervention, lifestyle changes, or exercise changes. Or a combination of all of them. Men should be aware that the symptoms of andropause do not need to be suffered in silence, and in fact, could indicate a larger health issue. Do not ignore them.
Finding A Good Doctor Who Specialises in Managing Andropause
The local GP is a general practitioner, generalist knowledge base and a great first step!
However, do you want to be the best man you can be as you age? Do you have a family that needs your ongoing care and support? Do you have a business that depends on you? What would happen if these seemingly minor andropause symptoms were hiding a bigger medical issue and you left it until it was too late?
Age Management specialists, like Cenegenics Australia, understand these issues thoroughly and specialize in staying up to date with the latest research and medical interventions for all of the bigger health issues that symptoms of male menopause can hide!
If you really want to go through the “aging” process as a fitter, healthier and more manly man, son’t let these male andropause symptoms go unchecked! Book in for an Elite Health Evaluation with Cenegenics Today.