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11 True Facts About Male Menopause


When you hear the word menopause, your thoughts most likely go to women.  However, the reality is that men can be affected by their own type of menopause, or adropause, as well.

Male menopause doesn’t cause the same symptoms as it does in women. Men affected by it won’t suffer hot flashes, hormones to plummet in a short period of time, and it obviously doesn’t signal the end of ovulation.

The term “male menopause” actually characterizes the age-related hormone changes that gradually take place in all men as they age. In particular this natural transition affects a man’s testosterone levels, which is why doctors also refer to this stage as testosterone deficiency.

Andropause may happen so gradually or subtly that some might not even notice the transition taking place at all.  However, for other men, especially those with poor diets and activity levels may be hit harder with the variety of male-specific symptoms—including a reduction in libdo, sexual function, energy level, and irrational mood swings.

Here are eleven true facts to help ease the transition of andropause…

1. Andropause Can Affect Men As Early As 40 Years of Age

Depending on a number of factors, including diet, activity level, and genetics—testosterone can begin to decline as early as age 40 through to age 70. It’s common knowledge that older men tend to have lower testosterone levels compared to younger men.

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