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Medicine For Male Menopause
Yes: I believe it. Andropause is not completely like menopause as the men's testosterone production does not completely stop but there is a gradual decrease in it that it can cause some problem similar to menopause. It's not a recognized medical condition (no billable code for the doc on icd-10) but hypogonadism is a similar and more appropriate term and accepted. ...Read more
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
Yes, andropause: Male menopause is a slowly steady decline in male hormones such as testosterone, dhea, and growth hormone starting at about 30 and declining 1-3% per year depending on lifestyle. Symptoms are fatigue, irritibility, depression, loss of muscle mass, increase in body fat, decrease memory, focus, concentration, loss of passion and libido. Speak with your physician or a hormone specialist for help. ...Read more
Yes, sort of: In men testosterone levels decrease very slowly and eventually end up much lower than they were in young men. This is called andropause. Many men will have hot flashes and occasionally, night sweats, as testosterone levels decline similar to what many women experience going through menopause. ...Read more
Very intreting Quest: The issue of male menopause is a hotly debated one but the evidence is strong that men also suffer the same menopausal-like symptoms that women do. Sexual issues - fatigue - depression - mood swings are some symptomes of male menopause. Your doctor will need to test your testosterone levels and will more than likely call for blood tests. The bigger than that, please read this article. ...Read more
Andropause: When testosterone level go down and get symptoms. Decrease energy, libido, erections. Tired, you may feel depression. Unlike menopause, you can stiill get someone pregnant. Is not a recognized medical condition because of debates about specific criterias to make a spwcific medical condition.. It sounds good to say andropause. Is better to see doctor to address your specific needs. ...Read more
Andropause: In men over 45 testosterone levels can decrease to much lower than they were as young men. This is called andropause. Many men will have fatigue, grumpiness, loss of muscle and stamina, and loss of sex drive. Symptoms should be evaluated for consideration of testosterone replacement. ...Read more
40-55: Middle age and onward. Generally 40-55.Get a more detailed answer ›
Later than women: If it exists at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've just heard about male menopause. Does it really exist and what are the underlying symptoms.?
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
Many: First, male menopause is a myth. It doesn't exist. Second there are a number of proven remedies for symptoms of female menopause. The key is dissecting the wheat from the chaff. In other words, there is a lot of false claims and promotion in menopause remedies. I have written a book called "a woman's guide to hormone health" that outlines many natural, proven remedies. ...Read more
For female menopause: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>. ...Read more
Men may experience a: Decline in testosterone (sometimes referred to as male menopause, or as andropause) but this is very different than female menopause. Low testosterone may contribute to reduced motivation, reduced self-confidence, sadness, difficulty with concentration and memory (which may be considered brain fog). Lifestyle changes may help with muscle mass, strength, and energy level. Best regards. ...Read more
My testosteron level is elevsted. I'm menopausal for about 15 years. I'm trying to lose weight but I can't. I don't have any male features.?
Transgendered: You are not going to have changes with this plan! I am very serious. You must do this with the guidance of an experienced physician. You are not on the right medications! ...Read more
Maybe neither: Why take the mindset that one reaches for a pill either allopathic or naturopathic for a natural condition of womankind? I would counsel starting with avoiding triggers like alcohol/heat, then progress to dietary control. There are several anti-inflammation diet books out there which can be helpful. Or consider therapies like yoga to strengthen the mind-body before reaching for pills. ...Read more
Does hypercholesterolemia appear earlier in women than men? Is estrogen related in anyway? Does menopause also have to do with this?
Is soy bad for women, but good to take when menopause starts? Is soy good for regular use for men or does it mess with their hormones, too?
I don't believe it: I have seen nothing, despite twenty years of "pop" claims, to make me think that the phytoestrogens in soy, taken in normal quantities, are likely to alter one's hormonal milieu. There's a few guys with gynecomastia from massive ingestion (3 quarts of soy milk daily in one case). In the 1990's, with the many claims of fearful pollution by estrogenic chemicals, the militants were still eating tofu. ...Read more
Can men suffer trauma from the emotional outbursts women sometimes have during PMS and menopause?
That is possible.: Whether a man or woman is emotional ; takes things out on another person it can be hurtful. ...Read more
One of the side effects of spironolactone is vaginal post-menopausal bleeding. What causes this? Will stopping medicine reverse abnormal bleeding?
See your gyn: Spironolactone blocks androgens (hormones that cause "male" effects like extra hair growth or acne) from their receptors. The extra androgens are converted to estrogen in your body and the estrogen can cause vaginal bleeding. If there is no other reason found for your bleeding, see if your doctor can substitute other drugs in the same class with less anti-androgen effect. ...Read more
I just took my husband's blood pressure medicine by mistake lopresser 25 mg will I be ok. My blood pressure tends to be a little low sometimes however I have been taking colodine for menopause hot flashes and seem to be fine. I have not taken that to
What is an ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis which may be due to menopause?
Great question: First, Ayurveda rarely recs a one size fits all answer-so this is hard to respond to- you would need a constitutional analysis to determine your dosha (mind body type) and imbalance. At peri and menopause we are all undergoing vata imbalance so you may be having edema as a response to dryness- try heating herbs- ginger, pepper, and grounding practices like sesame oil massage and shirodara. ...Read more
What is a simple, ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for problems related to chronic rhinitis which may be related to menopause?
What are the most popular medicines prescribed for menopausal symptoms? Premrin and Prempro? Anything with progesterone & estrogen outside of bc pill
Premarin-least used: Premarin and its' companion product Prempro are the least popular among GYN MD's as it is an older product and there are many more estrogen/progesterone medications on the market that work "better". Premarin was one of the first estrogen products historically derived from equine urine (horse). ...Read more
I'm 67 long past menopause but I've been experiencing "hot flashes" again. I take 10 mg of prednisone daily and a shot of methotrexate weekly. Are these drugs causing flashes?
Possibly: Hormones are a type of steroid. They have similar chemical pathways in which your body can process them. It is also possible that you are having a side effect similar to a hot flash. ...Read more
How I can stop night sweats? (i'm too young to be menopausal) I get night sweats almost every night. I think it's a side effect of an antidepressant I take. Aside from stopping the drug, is there anything I can do to help with this side effect? Thank you.
Multiple causes: There are several possibilities that could cause this. It sounds persistent enough that you should get a thorough evaluation. Even if it is due to psych meds, adjustment would be important. Might be infection too, which should be evaluated. ...Read more
Estrogen cream: The vagina is dependent upon estrogen to avoid atrophy, dryness, and loss of elasticity. All of these need to be treated to make intercourse enjoyable. All of these are reverted back to normal with estrogen. The fastest way is to use a vaginal estriol cream. Oral estrogen, or estrogen patches will take care of the problem long term. This is only one of the tremendous benefits of taking estrog. ...Read more
Can thyroid change from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid? Hello. I had hyperthyroid a little over a year ago. It has since been leveled out and I'm not taking medicine for it. I'm also 53 and I've been in menopause for a year and a half. Now I'm gaining weight
Anti-estrogen drugs: Anti-estrogen drugs are given to both premenopausal and postmenopausal women whose cancer is estrogen receptor-positive or progesterone receptor-positive. These cancer may grow when exposed to estrogen. Anti-estrogen medications block or reduce estrogen that is normally produced by the ovaries in premenopausal women or by fat cells, liver, adrenal glands or other organs in postmenopausal women. ...Read more