Was there an underlying sense of confusion, maybe a re-evaluation of where you were going in life?
Did your stress level rise?
Did you find yourself looking for a “no strings attached” relationship?
Had you suddenly lost your direction on what you thought was important in life?
Did you begin purchasing new material goods like a sporty car, motorcycle, jet ski or jewelry because you felt they “represented” your true personality?
Studies by renowned doctors are reporting that some of the same symptoms that women experience in menopause are occurring in men.
Welcome to “Andropause” or as I like to call it: “Man-O-Pause.”
Because men do not go through a clearly defined period like women’s menopause, some doctors refer to this problem as androgen (testosterone) decline in the aging male.
As we age men, whether we like it or not, we begin to experience a decline in the production of our male hormone testosterone.
· Excessive Fatigue
· Muscle Weakness or Loss
· Loss of Mental Acuity
· Sexual problems
Is this phenomenon for real or just another health issue that sounds exciting on the Dr. OZ show?
Well, the medical community is still debating whether or not men really do experience well-defined effects from Andropause but the obvious changes that older men are experiencing have become visible enough that they continue to be researched and diagnosed throughout the healthcare industry.
In his book he describes the evolving physical, sexual, psycho-social and mental challenges encountered by men in their late 40’s and 50’s.
He explains the role of hormones and supplements relevant to the Andropause phenomenon.
He also offers his unique perspectives on memory loss, erectile dysfunction and sexuality during the Andropause period.
According to Dr. Tan, menopause or the decline of hormonal degrees comes to pass similarly in both men and women.
There is marked hormonal decline as a man ages, and this in part causes the aging process.
Androgens basically create “masculinity” and the loss of Androgens, such as testosterone leads to physical changes.
Dr. Tan confirms the changes we talked about above, including the decline of virility accompanied by being tired, fast mood swings and even heart palpitations appear.
- There is loss of early morning erections.
- The skin can get dry, and there is hair loss.
- Hair loss occurs not only in the scalp, but also in the genital area as well as in the armpits.
- The testes can also get smaller.
- There can be loss of height because of osteoporosis.
Men point out that erectile dysfunction is by far the notable event throughout Andropause.
If you answered yes to #1, #7, or any three others, you may have symptoms associated with Andropause.
1. Do you have a decrease in libido (sex drive)?
2. Do you have a lack of energy?
3. Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance?
4. Have you lost height?
5. Have you noticed a decreased enjoyment of life?
6. Are you sad and/or grumpy?
7. Are your erections less strong?
8. During sexual intercourse, has it been more difficult to maintain your
erection to completion of intercourse?
9. Are you falling asleep after dinner?
10. Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance?
As I have done in the past and must do here again, let me state that I am in no way, shape or form a doctor nor have I ever played one on television so do not rely on my information to make your medical decisions.
Go see a professional.
There is a wealth of information on the internet showing that Andropause, if symptomatic, can be treated in various ways and in numerous combinations.
These can include:
- Hormonal replacement
- HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)
- Aromatase inhibitors
- SERM class drugs like Nolvadex or Clomid
- Supervised exercise programs
The biggest issue is that many men will never submit to seeing a doctor for these symptoms because they feel it makes them either vulnerable or dependent.
This is where wives, girlfriends and significant others need to step up.
Andropause, like female Menopause, is another profound journey that requires the positive participation of everyone that is affected by its symptoms.
It's easy to tell them about it.
Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.
The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!
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