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What Are The Symptoms Of Andropause?

September 6th, 2013

Andropause, also know as male menopause, may not be widely understood by the general public, but is an extremely common condition that will affect each and every man as he ages. While this natural decline in male hormone production begins in the late 20s, you may not feel the symptoms until you pass the age of 35. Here are some symptoms of andropause to watch for.

Fatigue: Because testosterone is responsible for giving men energy, focus, and motivation, it’s no surprise that as andropause sets in and testosterone production declines, men start to feel physically and mentally fatigued.

Depression: Mild depression is a very common symptom of andropause. Men trying to copy with a “mid-life crisis” by purchasing a new boat or a sports car are often trying to escape mild depression. And because depression often causes insomnia, it can worsen symptoms of fatigue.

Weight Gain: Without testosterone to help build and maintain lean muscle, men start to lose their muscle tone, and consequently gain weight. Eating too much (often due to depression) and not getting enough physical activity (often due to fatigue) only makes the problem worse.

Hair Loss: Male pattern baldness is one thing, but hair loss due to andropause is another. Hair loss can start and/or worsen if your hormones are not balanced.

Low Sex Drive: Diminished or non-existent sex drive is one of the most noticeable symptoms of andropause. If you don’t notice it, your partner will! Testosterone is responsible for arousal, so a hormone imbalance involving testosterone will kill your sex drive.

Irritability: Sometimes called “irritable man syndrome,” andropause can cause feelings of frustration and hypersensitivity, as well as being quick to anger. This occurs because you no longer have the proper balance of testosterone and other hormones required to regulate your moods.

What To Do If You Have Symptoms Of Andropause

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, don’t worry. You can regain your zest for life, and get your life back. All you have to do is consult with a doctor from Renew Man™ about starting hormone replacement therapy. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you’ve been experiencing symptoms—you can still benefit from treatment.

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