Male Menopause

A recent upsurge in the media regarding ‘male menopause’ has led to more attention and vocalization of this issue.  Many experts think that it is premature to actually refer to low levels of testosterone, often labeled as low-T and andropause, as ‘male menopause.’  This condition produces a potentially treatable set of symptoms and doctors confirm that levels do decline as a man ages.

While the medical community debate whether or not men go through a definite stage of menopause, they agree that men receiving hormone therapy with testosterone have reported relief of some of their symptoms.   However, it is established that there is a distinct difference in menopause between men and women.  Wherein female hormone production can stop completely, the male testes, unlike the ovaries, do not run out of the substance it needs to make testosterone.  A man is capable of making sperm well past the age of eighty or longer.  However, symptoms such as mood swings, fatigue, etc. may be experienced by both sexes.  Let’s talk about that……