Do Men go through Menopause?

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Yes, And there’s research underway exploring the Male Menopause

Women may not be the only ones who suffer the effects of changing hormones. Some doctors are noticing that their male patients are reporting some of the same symptoms that women experience in menopause.

Men go through aging male syndrome (AMS) between the ages of 35 and 65 when their hormone levels (especially testosterone) decline. Testosterone is a hormone that helps maintain sex drive, sperm production, pubic and body hair, muscle, and bone. The decline of testosterone is normal in healthy males as they age.

Unlike women who lose their fertility (ability to get pregnant) when they reach menopause, men do not lose their fertility. But the hormone change may cause other symptoms. All men have different experiences — some men’s hormone levels go down more than others, and some men have more symptoms than others.

A decline in testosterone can affect a man’s body. AMS has many signs:

•    Feeling fat/weight gain
•    Problems sleeping
•    Less interest in sex
•    Feeling irritable or angry
•    Erection problems
•    Nervousness
•    Problems with memory and concentration
•    Muscle loss
•    Increased urination
•    Depression
•    Loss of energy
•    Bone and hair loss

If you’re having these symptoms of low testosterone, talk to your doctor. You can get your testosterone level tested with a simple blood test. Get the test in the morning, when the testes release more testosterone. Because a normal level of testosterone is different for each man, it may be hard to know if you have low testosterone — it helps if you had a testosterone test earlier in your life, so you’ll be able to see any change.

If you do have low testosterone, think about visiting a specialist, such as an endocrinologist or urologist, who can work with you to treat this problem.

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After more than a decade in the corporate corporate work, I retired from my corporate career at 33 to focus on family. A change in priorities, and a passion for writing inspired me to start working from home and I am now living my dream as a writer and editor. I write content for clients, blog for businesses and edit manuscripts for publishers/authors. With six blogs of my own and published contributions across the web (The Huffington Post, PTPA, World of Moms, SheKnows), I write to collect smiles and donate to charities. I share stories about all the things I enjoy in life; parenting, mindful living, conversations, coffee, books, food, music, health, DIY, travel, photography and showing my diabetes who’s boss.


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  2. Vidya Sury

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  3. xenesis

    January 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Yes of course male menopause exist. Lower testosterone levels responsible for Low libido, Tiredness, Hopelessness, Muscle Loss and male menopause. Xenesis T is natural product to cure this menopause problem.

  4. Vidya Sury

    January 20, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Thanks for your input, Xenesis!

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    March 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I am surprised to know this.. I really don’t have any idea about this at all.. I like the way you write.. Keep posting 🙂

    • Vidya Sury

      March 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you for commenting. 🙂 and your kind words.

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