Nature provided women with many skills and among the most important we find that they can bring children to the world.
A simple task that involves many risks and changes in our health. To that we must add the menstruations, the hormonal changes and finally the menopause. Yes, women carry many things and we deal with them with integrity.
But what about men?
They also have a hormonal alteration process called andropause in which changes in testosterone levels occur, a clear indication that time is passing.
Just as women reach the climacteric, that is to say menopause; Men also go through a period of loss of sexual potency, although not as marked and notorious as that of women.
But these decreased levels of testosterone do not necessarily imply that men can not father children as long as they produce enough sperm.
That is, men do not have an age limit to procreate as is the case of women even being able to have children aged 70 or over, depending on each particular case.
As this process is not so noticeable, many men do not even realize that testosterone levels are decreasing, although the gradual loss of sexual potency is the main indicator.
A blood test is required to evaluate testosterone levels and make an accurate diagnosis.
When the male gonads that are responsible for generating testosterone are atrophied as time goes by and old age comes, the hormone is reduced in quantity and generates a series of changes that are somewhat imperceptible but have very marked and defined symptoms:
- Less frequent spontaneous erections:
- Decreased muscle mass
- Decreased hairs on the body
- Lack of appetite
- Decreased sexual desire
- Decreased sexual performance
- Bone problems
There is also precocious andropause. This type of andropause occurs at an early age, when men should still have optimal testosterone production without all the logical consequences of andropause. In case you are not old enough to go through this process, it is necessary to consult with a urologist or an endocrinologist.
Here are some recommendations to deal with andropause:
1.See your doctor for a check-up.
2.Discuss symptoms, medications you are taking, treatment options and lifestyle changes.
3.Many older men suffer from undiagnosed depression. Depression in men can be more than feeling down. 4.Depressed men can be irritable and withdrawn. They often work too much, drink to excess and try to get thrills from taking risks. If you think you might be depressed, get help.
5.Regular exercise helps physically, mentally and emotionally.
6.Eat a healthy diet.
7.Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is the primary treatment for declining levels of testosterone, but it is enveloped in controversy. It has helped some men, but TRT has risks, especially for men with prostate cancer and heart disease. And, TRT may not improve symptoms. More studies need to be done to determine the safety and efficacy of TRT.
There are claims that herbal supplements can relieve symptoms. Not one of these supplements has been proven to be safe and effective for age-related low testosterone.
h/t: homeremediesgarden.com/healthy-tips/andropause-men-also-menopause-find/ ; livescience.com/36014-male-menopause-real-signs.html