Andropause is other wise called as male menopause. As men get older, the level of testosterone in the body and production of sperm gradually becomes lower, and they experience physical and psychological symptoms as a result of these low levels. This is part of the natural ageing process and it is estimated that testosterone decreases about 10% every decade after men reach the age of 30.It is more gradual in onset than Menopause which occurs in women. Approximately 30% of men in their 50s will experience symptoms of andropause caused by low testosterone levels. A person experiencing andropause may have a number of symptoms related to the condition and could be at risk of other serious health conditions such as osteoporosis without proper treatment.
Although symptoms may vary from person to person, common symptoms of men going through andropause include:
….low sex drive
….difficulties getting erections or erections that are not as strong as usual
….lack of energy
….irritability and mood swings
….loss of strength or muscle mass
…..increased body fat
Complications associated with andropause include an increased risk of cardiovascular problems and osteoporosis (brittle bones).
Report to your doctor and get Testosterone estimations to clinch the diagnosis before treatment.
Treatment include mental preparation, counselling, Hormone Replacement Therapy( administering low doses of Testosterone into body) along with vitamins and mineral prescriptions.