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Dealing with Andropause

Dealing with Andropause

This is an inevitable event that happens to all men. As men age, they experience a phenomenon which is similar to female menopause, called andropause. Usually, by the time a man reaches the age of 30, testosterone levels begin to drop by about 10% every decade.

Not all men experience it, and it doesn't include a complete shutdown of the male reproductive organs, although sexual complications may arise due to lowered hormone levels.

Signs of Andropause

  • Low energy
  • Depression
  • Insomnia or difficulty in sleeping
  • Gynecomastia
  • Reduced libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Sadness
  • Decreased motivation
  • Lowered self-confidence
  • Difficulty concentrating

Each man's symptoms may be different and it has been shown that a man's physical and mental wellbeing can play a part in deciding the degree of signs and symptoms. Those who eat right, exercise on a regular basis, and are content with life, seem to experience symptoms to a lesser extent, when compared to those men who are overweight, physically unfit, or depressed.

Coping with Andropause

  • Get Moving: Exercise regularly. This is not only a great remedy for depression but is a hormone-builder as well.
  • Eat Right: Cut back on fried foods, saturated fats, and sweets. Eat a well-balanced diet.
  • Talk: Talk to others who may be experiencing what you are feeling. You can even go to a therapist for some advice.
  • Take Charge of Your Life: You are responsible for living a healthy life. So, take charge of how long and how well you live.
  • Think Positive: Maintain a positive outlook towards life.
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