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Andropause: Andropause is a non-medical term for hypogonadism or symptomatic low testosterone. It's possible to have low T but not notice it, in which case, treatment risk may not be worth benefit. However, others may suffer from symptoms of low T eg andropause, such as loss of energy & libido, depression, altered body composition (obesity despite diet, no muscle despite exercise), erectile dysfunction etc ...Read more
Andropause: This is not a good term; men's hormones are not like women's. Women have an abrupt cessation of estrogen at menopause. With men, there is a slow, gradual decrease in testosterone with age, but it does not plummet (unless something else is wrong). Many men are potent and sexually active with age with these lower t levels. Be careful of the hype, heavily driven by pharma, who makes the testosterone. ...Read more
Multivit/mineral: I suggest a high quality multivitamin/multimineral formula for andropause. If you are truly experiencing andropause, then your androgen hormones, primarily testostosterone is deficient or insufficient. Vitamins will not increase your test levels, but will support overall health. You may possibly need hormone replacement to address true andropause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know of andropause but I didn't know if it is real or just part of comedy jokes. can a man have male menopause?
Yes.: It is a controversial topic, just like Fibromyalgia . About 40 % of males 40 to 60 + years suffer from andropause. It is characterized by depression, irritability, fatigue, mood swing and difficulty maintaining erections. a few may even have low testosterone levels. The old joke was that when married men start looking for romance elsewhere that they were going through andropause. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of andropause in men? Can it cause panic attacks and chills? And what is the average length of duration? What can be done?
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