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Andropause, Male Menopause!

Andropause, Male Menopause!

Yes, you heard it right! Just like women, men also undergo menopause. Andropause is now recognized by the world and is an area of growing interest for researchers, physicians and obviously men.

A recent survey shows that, men experience a midlife stage similar to women's menopause called as ‘Andropause' (Male menopause). Andropause affects majority of the men in their forties or fifties.

What is Andropause?
Andropause is the gradual decline of the most important male hormone ‘testosterone'. This hormone plays a critical role in the overall functioning of the body. Testosterone levels gradually fall by 10%, a decade from the brink of middle age. A drop in testosterone levels directly impacts.

• Metabolism
• Sexual desire
• Weight
• Muscle mass
• Bone mineral density
• Fat accumulation around waist line
• Memory

Most men ignore them to be as signs of aging and it is often misdiagnosed. Men should pay attention to their health and should not delay if the symptoms of constant fatigue, weight gain and mood swings are affecting their daily life. It is better to consult with a doctor and go for a blood test to know the levels of testosterone.

Andropause can be easily managed by following a healthy lifestyle comprising of a balanced diet and regular exercise. Though every man has to go through Andropause, it does not affect all men and its symptoms have varying degrees of severity.

So let us not allow aging to ‘pause' our lives! Let's get fit and healthy!

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