Andropause – What is it and How to Detect Signs?

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You have a relationship with a more mature man and you begin to notice that he is behaving differently than normal. If you are tempting, your sex life is not going to be a wonder either due to your partner’s lack of excitement. But what could be happening? Does he have no desire for you anymore? Got another one? There are so many doubts, when in fact you can have a single answer. Andropause has arrived !!

Andropause is usually related and compared to a woman’s menopause . Both are characterized by a drop in hormone levels. In the case of women, estrogen and in men testosterone. Except that, unlike women, andropause does not have a specific sign such as the menstrual interruption of women, the signs are happening gradually.

Usually, this male hormonal drop begins to occur between 40 to 55 years of age and can be subtly observed through constant fatigue, low libido and changes in mood. Unlike menopause, andropause can take years to trigger completely and the symptoms occur in an oscillating way. But when these signs are noticed, it is essential to seek medical attention for exams and proper treatment.

Testosterone, which is the male hormone, is produced largely in the region of the testicles and to a lesser extent in the adrenal glands. Therefore, through your sexual health it is possible to assess how the hormone levels are going . It is good to warn that a urologist should be consulted frequently, for prevention and not only when the hormone levels are already out of control and the symptoms disturbing the male life, especially the sexual part.

Andropause Symptoms

As we have already reported, the symptoms do not always appear at once and much less with the same intensity. Signs such as tiredness and fatigue, a sensation of rapid loss of energy are the first to be noticed, but usually only become alarmed when the sexual part is affected, where erectile dysfunction occurs.

The main symptoms of andropause are:

  • Lack of Libido and Erectile Dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Sudden Mood Changes
  • Decreased strength and loss of muscle mass
  • Weakening of bones

Notable changes such as hair loss and body hair, disturbed sleep and growth in waist circumference are also signs of andropause. Deficiency in the hormone testosterone can affect and generate health problems as well, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and altered cholesterol levels. Due to the drop in hormone production, consequently sperm production is also affected .

When symptoms are noticed, a urologist should be sought and through blood tests the dosages of the hormone will be observed. Treatment can be through hormonal repositories, where careful monitoring should be carried out to control adverse effects. Only a urologist will be able to indicate the appropriate medication for each case, as well as the dosage and the period of treatment. It is not only women who need preventive monitoring, men’s health and their sexual health also deserves attention!

See Also:  Male Impotence – Causes and Treatments

Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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