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Menopause - Male (Andropause)

ANDROPAUSE (MENOPAUSE - MALE):

 

                    Andropause is the slow but steady reduction of the production of the hormones testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone in middle-aged men. As men get older, the level of testosterone in the body and production of sperm gradually becomes lower, and they experience physical and psychological symptoms as a result of these low levels. This is part of the natural aging process and it is estimated that testosterone decreases about 10% every decade after men reach the age of 30.


Symptoms and Complications of Andropause (For male above 50 years):


Although symptoms may vary from person to person, common symptoms of men going through andropause include:


  • low sex drive
  • difficulties getting erections or erections that are not as strong as usual
  • lack of energy
  • depression
  • irritability and mood swings
  • loss of strength or muscle mass
  • increased body fat
  • hot flashes

Complications associated with andropause include an increased risk of cardiovascular problems and osteoporosis (brittle bones).


 

Few of the tests performed to check the level of testosterone are:


  • Complete Blood Count 
  • Blood Glucose -Fasting & Postprandial
  • Lipid Profile
  • Free Testosterone
  • Prolactin
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
  • Stress Test
  • Chest X-Ray