Menopause in Men: What You Need to Know
Male menopause, also known as andropause, is not something that people usually discuss compared to female menopause, which is a more popular topic. Male menopause occurs when there is a drop in testosterone levels that may be caused by aging, an increase in body fat, depression or erectile dysfunction.
Symptoms of Male Menopause
Outlined below are some known symptoms of male menopause:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Depression, sad feeling, low self-esteem, sleeplessness or poor focus
- Development of breasts (gynecomastia)
- Low libido and infertility
How to Diagnose Male Menopause
A sample of your blood can be taken by your physician to test your testosterone levels. Many men cannot actually recognize that they are suffering from male menopause because its symptoms are mild and do not necessarily disrupt sufferers’ daily activities.
Treating Male Menopause
The main treatment for male menopause is embracing a new lifestyle by living a healthier life. You may be told to do some or all of the activities listed below:
- Doing everything you can to reduce your stress
- Working out regularly
- Giving yourself more rest and sleeping longer
- Adopting healthier diets and eating habit